What is Hydro Excavation?
Hydro excavation is a non-mechanical, non-destructive, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective process that uses pressurized water and an industrial-strength vacuum to simultaneously excavate and evacuate soil. As hydro excavation safely breaks up soil, the soil and water slurry is conveyed by a vacuum to a debris tank.
Instead of manual or mechanical digging methods, hydro excavators like Super Products’ Mud Dog® hydro excavators use water to break up soil, and a vacuum to immediately evacuate the soil and water used.
Since hydro excavation uses no digging equipment with metal or sharp edges that penetrate the ground, there is virtually no risk of underground utility damage in utility location and exposure applications. Hydro excavation is also a great option for cold weather applications with frozen soil, as hydro excavation uses heated water, eliminating the opportunity for damage to traditional digging equipment due to soil conditions.
Hydro excavation can also happen remotely (away from the equipment truck), and is also extremely precise. It does not disturb any soil around the immediate excavation site. This results in safe, fast, cost-effective, and precise excavations that require less backfill, labor, restoration, and has less environmental impact than traditional excavation techniques.