Hydrovac services are ideal when traditional excavation methods would result in extensive recovery costs or risk to underground utilities or infrastructure.
There are several situations where a trench or hole is required and traditional methods would be problematic. If you would like to forego the potential for damaging what could be underground where you’ll be digging or you want to reduce the need for backfilling, landscape repairs, and other restoration costs, the best option is to reach out to us at GP Associates, Inc. for our hydrovac services.
Hydrovac is short for hydro excavation. This specialized equipment uses pressurized water and a high-power vacuum to dislodge the ground and move it right to a tank to be removed from the property. Our hydrovac services are most commonly used for underground utility installation but can be helpful for a wide variety of projects. If you have a concern and would like to know if hydrovac services would be an ideal solution, we are happy to assess your project and give you our professional recommendation. If it isn’t the best way to go, we will let you know about other potential options.
While our process is tough on dirt, it won’t harm other materials. That makes hydrovac services an ideal option for the safe exposure of underground pipelines, manifolds, septic systems, and to unearth cabling that needs to be repaired. In addition, since it only gently agitates the earth, it is fine to have us perform hydrovac services close to buildings and other infrastructure.
If you would like to know more about our underground services, including hydrovac services, directional boring, and more, for the Raleigh, North Carolina area and beyond, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
FAQs About Hydrovac Services
Our team at GP Associates, Inc., is proud to offer high-quality hydrovac services to help you complete your excavation projects. To help you decide if this method is right for your needs, we have put together some of our most frequently asked questions on the topic for you to check out.
What are hydrovac services?
The term “hydrovac” is short for hydro-vacuum excavation, and it refers to a method of using pressurized water to drill through soil. First, jets of hot water are used to loosen the soil, and then a vacuum is used to suck up the wet dirt. The muddy material is collected into a tanker truck and then taken to a dump location and disposed of.
What are hydrovac services used for?
Hydrovac services can be used for many applications, such as exposing underground utilities for maintenance; digging trenches to install cables, pipes, and other underground infrastructure; digging piling holes; removing debris; and more. If you have a project in mind and want to know if our hydrovac services can help, just give us a call to consult our experts on the matter.
What are the benefits of hydrovac services?
The main advantage of hydrovac services over other methods of excavation is that hydrovac excavation allows you to remove dirt and soil without damaging other materials. The water jets will loosen the soil, but will not damage any underground utilities or other structures, which makes it an ideal method for digging tunnels to install new utilities.
At GP Associates, Inc., we offer hydrovac services for customers in Knightdale and Raleigh, North Carolina, and all along the Eastern Seaboard, including Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, and New Jersey.