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3 Frequently Asked Questions About Hydro Excavation

We are asked many of the same questions over and over so we thought we would post 3 of our most frequently asked questions.

FAQ #1 – Is There A Difference Between Hydrovac And Hydro Excavation?

No. Hydrovac is just a commonly used term to describe a hydro excavation truck.

FAQ #2 – What Is A Hydrovac?

A hydrovac is a piece of equipment that uses high-pressure water to cut and liquefy the soil, while simultaneously using a high volume vacuum to remove the soil from the excavation. Both fresh water and soil from the excavation are contained in the typically truck-mounted unit.

FAQ #3 – What Are Some Of The Most Common Uses For Hydro Excavation Trucks?

Some of the most common uses are daylighting (digging to expose and locate underground utilities), soil trenching (digging narrow trenches to install cables, pipelines, and other in-ground utilities), piling hole excavation (digging holes of various diameters and depths to lay all types of pilings), debris removal, and cold-weather digging.

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