When it comes to excavation, it’s important to understand you don’t always need to plan your projects around summer. Yes, summer is a great time to excavate because the ground is easier to dig through, but there is another method to excavate regardless of soil conditions, and that is hydro excavation.
HOW DOES HYDRO EXCAVATION WORK?
Hydro excavators are equipped with warm water that thaws the ground as it cuts using high pressure. With hydro excavation, you can dig a hole or trench in even the most frozen soil without the need for wood, fuel, or coal. This means if you have an important construction project and it’s the dead of winter, you can still get the job done fast and easier than you would with a conventional excavator or backhoe. In fact, hydro excavation is becoming the go-to method for various types of jobs, even when soil conditions are soft and the temperature warm.
HOW TEMPERATURES CAN IMPACT EXCAVATING WORK
Both extremely hot and cold temperatures can impact excavating work. When it’s hot, workers can get dehydrated with too much physical exertion so they’ll have to work at a slower pace for safety precautions. Whereas in winter, bundling up in layers can make workers feel bulky, causing them to work slowly. Cold temperatures and ice can also damage equipment if not protected properly and if the cold conditions are accompanied by snow, snow removal may be required before work can be performed. Although hard, frozen ground won’t stop your excavation project altogether, it might take longer to complete.
HYDRO EXCAVATION ADVANTAGES
Hydro excavation offers a variety of benefits which is why it’s become increasingly popular in the plumbing and industrial world, and why we’re proud to add it to our list of services. Below is a list of benefits hydro excavation provides.
Hydro excavation is non-mechanical
Less-destructive to the environment because of its precision
Safer for employees and safer for utility lines
Less labor intrusive
More cost-efficient than traditional excavation methods
More precise than manually digging
Hydro excavation can also be used for safely and effectively cleaning pipes, sewers, and storm drains as it vacuums up debris and stores it in the truck’s tank. To learn more about this revolutionary tool, take a look at our Hydro Excavation Services.
What Hydro Excavation Can Do For You
With the help of hydro excavation services, you can get your project off the ground and completed in no-time.
If you’re looking for a professional hydro excavation company in the Portland and Vancouver area, look no further than Pacific Plumbing and Drain. We’ve been providing expert plumbing and excavation services for years. Best of all, with 24/7 availability, we’re there for you when you need it most.