Hydro Excavation is a form of non-destructive digging that uses a jetting rod to spray high pressurised water to move or remove soil to create an excavated hole or trench. The force of the spray can be adjusted according to the type of soil and the presence of tree roots or underground utilities. With an operator at ground level, they can see exactly what they’re doing, meaning you’re a lot less likely to incur damage to utilities or tree roots. Our truck vacuums away the waste at the same time as they excavate, which means less mess, less cost and less disruption.
Hydro Excavation: Quick, Clean And Incredibly Precise
The primary benefit of hydro excavation is that it significantly reduces safety and environmental risks when compared with traditional mechanical methods. The hole or trench produced by the hydrojet is small and enables the accurate location of utilities, which eliminates the need for extensive site restoration. Our hydrojet extension means we can access small spaces from a distance. The pressure of the water from the hydrojet nozzle can be adjusted so that there is no damage to tree roots and they can safely be exposed and worked around. Hydro excavation is so gentle that is suitable for environmentally sensitive areas.
Hydro Excavation Services
Hydro Excavation is suitable for domestic, industrial, construction and civil requirements..
Typical areas where South Vac Hydro Excavation is suitable include:
- Potholing or trenching
- Underground utilities location
- Under excavation (under objects or structures)
- Suitable for tight access or hard to reach areas
- Confined space digging
- Significant tree root location
- Commercial fence post pot holes
- Commercial weather shades post potholes
- Industrial site clean up
- Trenches or holes for structural footings
- Trenching for retaining wall installation or repair
- Truck or rain water tank cleaning
- Stormwater side pit or GPT cleaning
South Vac Cares About The Environment
South Vac has an EPA Licence and conducts all work practices according to EPA guidelines. South Vac is committed to minimising our environmental impact and improving our performance as part of a growing environmentally-sustainable industry. For a copy of our Environmental Policy, please contact Natasha at the South Vac Office on 0408 085 502.