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Potholing or daylighting is the process of digging a test hole to expose underground facilities. This is to check those facilities for cracks, leaks or any kind of damage. Industrial, commercial and residential communities all need to “daylight” their facilities from time to time. This is important in the maintenance of underground pipes, sewers, etc. Hydro excavation can save you labor, time and money with these types of jobs.

Traditionally, potholing or daylighting is done using a backhoe or by hand or shovel digging. A backhoe is a heavy piece of equipment that has a digging bucket mounted on a tractor. Since the digging bucket is large, it poses a risk of damaging the underground utilities and moves far more dirt than is necessary.

Heavy machinery also brings safety risks to nearby citizens and to the laborers. A malfunction in the equipment can cause tragic accidents that can be avoided using the hydro excavation methods instead.

Hand digging is a very intensive job and it takes too much time to get done. Also, it is not accurate enough to move only the necessary amount of soil. This means that backfilling would be needed after the excavation. More time and money will need to be spent because of this.

With the development of hydro excavation, however, you can eliminate nearly all of the downsides of traditional potholing and daylighting excavation methods. It provides a safe and non-mechanical process that will keep everyone involved secure. It also does a more accurate job to make sure that there will be no additional expenses.

How Hydro Excavation Works

Hydro excavation is a process that uses precise, high pressure water and an air vacuum. The water digs through the soil to break it apart. The air vacuum is then used to haul and transfer the soil to a debris tank. The debris tank is mounted on a truck that could be located near or far from the excavation site.

For potholing and daylighting projects this technology cuts the work load down a lot. Because this type of project traditionally uses a lot of labor hours and expensive heavy equipment, like backhoes, that can potentially damage the pipes or utilities that you are exposing - hydro excavating is a perfect fit for the more precise hydro excavation techniques.

When you use hydro excavation to dig a hole for daylighting you eliminate the risks associated with traditional digging methods. Instead the water cuts through the soil precisely. Damages to the surrounding soil as well as the underground facilities are avoided. The time and money allotted for restoration and repairs are eliminated. This provides for a more cost efficient and less time-consuming service.

Hydro excavation is an excellent time saving, cost saving and environmentally friendly technique for potholing and daylighting.

Piling Hole Excavating

Installation holes are needed for poles, signs, posts, and more. The holes needed are of varying diameters and depths. These holes serve as foundations to support the structure that will be installed.

Conventional piling hole excavation methods include using a backhoe. This is a kind of heavy equipment that uses a digging bucket on a tractor to excavate the soil. The digging bucket is very big and it usually excavates more soil than needed. This results in backfilling that needs to be done after excavation. This is time consuming and adds to the expense. Hydro excavation is able to eliminate this issue by cutting through soil accurately so only the right amount of soil is hauled away.

Manual digging is a more common method for creating piling holes than the use of a backhoe. Laborers manually dig through soil by using a shovel or post hole digger. This happens at a slow rate, since it is done by actual people and not machines. Because of the job’s intensity, labor costs are higher as well. Manual digging is a bit more precise than a backhoe but it can still damage surrounding soil and underground equipment.

Hydro excavation can do the job of piling holes excavation in a more accurate and faster manner.

Hydro Excavation for Piling Hole Excavation

Hydro excavation involves highly pressurized water and air vacuum to dig and haul soil. The water is pressurized enough to cut through soil and break it apart. Then, the air vacuum hauls the soil and transfers it to a debris tank. This is a safe way to dig because it does not involve machinery and chemicals.

The hydro excavation process only involves water and air. The precision provided by the pressurized water makes sure that only the right amount of soil is disturbed and hauled away in piling hole jobs. This ensures that there will be no need for repairs or restoration and avoids additional costs. This also saves time to get the job done faster.

The earlier methods for excavation involved heavy equipment or shovel digging. These two methods are both dangerous and too labor intensive. Also, these methods are not as accurate as hydro excavation.

The whole process of hydro excavation is simply more efficient and more cost effective than traditional methods. The job gets done fast and efficiently with minimum effort. The precise control of the pressurized water creates the piling holes with a minimum of difficulty.

The hydro excavation process allows for a more accurate job to be done. This benefits the laborers, the customers and the company. Good service always makes everybody happy.

Slot Trenching

The purpose of slot trenching is to dig narrow trenches. This is commonly needed for installing pipes, cables, signs, posts and other utilities underground. Since only narrow trenches are needed, hydro excavation provides a better option because of its accuracy and precision.

Previous slot trenching methods can be dangerous and are time consuming. These mechanical and manual ways of digging are hard on the laborers. It takes a lot of time get an excavation job done this way and poses safety risks. Also, conventional slot trenching methods are not able to dig a narrow enough trench. Backfilling is then needed. This increases the costs of labor and material. Hydro Excavation offers a way to get the job done without these issues.

These conventional digging methods bring risks of damaging the pipes or removing more dirt than is needed. This often results in additional costs and additional time to get the excavation finished. Traditional methods also pose more safety risks because of the heavy equipment and hard labor that is used. Hydro excavation reduces the risks involved in an excavation job.

For slot trenching hydro excavation is able to dig very thin, very accurate trenches that need a minimum amount of backfilling. This allows the job to be completed faster and more accurately.

The technology of hydro excavation provides an accurate and non-mechanical way of digging. It is not labor intensive as the high pressurized water does almost everything. It does not involve any heavy equipment and therefore does not pose safety risks to laborers or nearby people. This method gets the job done fast..

Exposing Utilities with Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation is a method of removing soil through the use of highly pressurized water. It is a non-destructive method, using an air vacuum to evacuate soil in a controlled manner. It safely brings up the soil and transfers it to the debris tank. Because of this it is the perfect method to use for exposing utilities.

Earlier excavation processes such as hand digging or augers often caused safety, hazards, delays and possibly service interruptions from damage. With hydro excavation, pipes can be installed, repairs can be done to existing lines, and new lines of utilities can be installed with fewer safety and service issues.

Exposing Utilities

Hydro excavation has a lot of functions. One of these functions is to expose utilities. Checking the utilities occasionally needs to be done to ensure that they are in their proper condition. It is also needed to see if there are parts that have been damaged.

Hydro excavation makes use of water to soften and break up the soil that is being removed. The soil is then transferred to the debris tank. This lessens the risk of damage to the buried utilities that sometimes happens when a manual excavation method is used. The process of hydro excavation in exposing utilities can also be called potholing or daylighting.

To expose the utilities, a combination of pressurized water and a vacuum is combined in one mobile unit. The water is injected into the ground by using a handheld wand to wash away the soil in the area safely.

A debris hose then transfers the soil to the debris tank. Because it is non-destructive, hydro excavation reduces the risk of damaging the underground pipes and cables. Using this method, the type, depth, and location of the utility is established accurately.

This method allows for clean, speedy and complete evacuations of the area that needs to be dug up. It requires less restoration, less backfill, less labor force and less negative environmental effects than typical digging processes. Accuracy is maintained because of the controlled flow of the water stream. Hydro excavation only removes the needed quantity of soil for examination and reparation of any problems in the utility lines.

The hydro excavation process allows excavation and digging to be done without disturbing the surrounding soil and underground utilities. There will be no problem even when the ground is frozen. The heater that is installed in the hydro excavation equipment can remove even frozen soil effieciently.

It also eliminates unnecessary traffic congestion and it provides a cleaner excavation site. Moreover, hydro excavation is cost effective. It reduces the unnecessary costs that may be spent if the manual or mechanical excavating method is used. These advantages have made hydro excavation the preferred method for exposing utilities.

Jet Rodding, Drain Cleaning

 Our Drain Cleaning units / Jet Rodding Units are the safest and most efficient method of removing sludge and debris from drains, pipes, conduits and pits. The combination of both vacuum and water jetting proves itself when carrying out drain cleaning and root cutting operations while back-flushing debris and sludge.

Vacuum truck offers a Jet Rodding service with the ability to clean & clear blockages in all types & sizes of pipelines.

Sewer drain cleaning
Stormwater drain cleaning
Commercial & industrial pipe & drain cleaning
We have a variety of special nozzles for the Jet Rodder

These nozzles are suitable for but not limited to removal of-

Tree roots,organic matter
Concrete & slurry
Grease build- up
Silt & sludge


What Is Hydrojet Cleaning?

The hydrojet is a hose connected to a powerful nozzle, which pushes out large amounts of water at very high pressure. The amount of pressure can sometimes reach around 35,000psi, which is very powerful. The nozzle is not led into the drain, but is simply pushed through, as it is usually self-propelled. Some older hydrojets may have a metal pole which is used to keep the nozzle pointed in the right direction, but apart from that, it is a relatively simple task. After the nozzle is put into the drain, it is pushed down as far as necessary, and then the water is forced through the pipe.
The hydrojet cleaning method is good for sewage lines which are being regularly blocked. This problem can be caused by a connection between the PEX pipe and old copper or galvanized metal pipes, so the traditional method of cleaning, which is to bore a hole near the blockage and dig out the mess, is not really applicable in these cases. Similar problems can also be caused by the roots penetrating the plastic pipes, which can be difficult to remove completely by hand.

Why Use Hydrojet Cleaning?

Rather than the rather haphazard method of cleaning which is the traditional sewage cleaning method, the hydrojet has two great benefits. Firstly, it is much more powerful that the old method, meaning that you will not just clear away a few tree roots in the near vicinity, but you will get them all. The force of the water also cleans off all of the walls of the pipes, meaning that the drain is much cleaner and less likely to be blocked in the future.
The second reason for using the hydrojet cleaning method is that it can enter areas where the old bore method was just no use. Small nozzles can be fitted to the hose, allowing the cleaner to insert the hydrojet into the drain from the toilet bowl. This means that even if you have a blockage in a small drain pipe, the hydrojet can clean it out easily. The nozzle will also pull around P-traps and other bends in the drain with ease, so you can clean out all the usual culprits when it comes to a blockage. Using the hydrojet also allows you to clean out your PVC pipes without risking damage

Industrial Vacuuming

When it comes to removal, handling or clean-up of solids, liquids and slurries, Vacuum Truck Services can save you time and money. Our powerful and efficient industrial vacuum equipment is designed to handle a full spectrum of our clients vacuum needs,They have a vacuum loading capacity of 5,800 cubic feet per minute and can move solids, liquids or slurries a distance of 500 feet through 8-inch pipe. Their 16-cubic-yard tanks feature rapid, vibrator-assisted dumping. Refineries, Gas Processing Plants, drilling locations and production facilities, cleaning sludge from storage tanks, abrasive removal after sandblasting, and waste sump cleaning. Vacuum Truck loaders are extremely efficient filtration systems, which can remove particles down to one micron in size, give quick, clean and thorough results and the speed and effectiveness of our service can actually cut the cost of clean up. Vacuum Truck has the experience and equipment to handle your job!


Debris removal is the process of hauling away landscaping and construction debris. Hydro Excavation is suggested for sites where grinding or burning is not applicable to get rid of debris. The places that typically need debris removal are construction and demolition sites, areas of vegetation accumulation, and areas where concrete and asphalt need to be hauled away.

The precision and accuracy of the hydro excavation process can remove debris without any destruction caused to the surrounding area. Also, since most construction sites are already hazardous to begin with, hydro excavation does not add to that.

Backhoes were commonly used in debris removal before hydro excavation was developed. This heavy machinery used a large digging bucket mounted on a tractor to excavate and haul away debris. This method has the possibility of damaging the environment. Also, if the equipment malfunctions, accidents may occur and injure the laborers.

With the use of a combination of highly pressurized water and a vacuum, hydro excavation can clear out structures and areas of debris. The pressurized water is blasted into the ground through the use of a handheld device. The slurry is then vacuumed from the away from the site by a debris hose and is transferred to a large debris tank.

Using hydro excavation for removing debris gives you a lower possibility of damaging the surrounding area. The hydro excavation process is able to do that because of the precision and accuracy that it provides. It is a totally non-destructive and non-mechanical process.

This new process of digging also lessens traffic and congestion in the site because the bulk of the equipment that is needed can be positioned away from the actual work site. This will allow for more work space and creates a less cluttered area to work in.

Vacuum Truck for Interceptor Pits

Where does all the dirt and grime go when you wash your vehicle at a truck or carwash? It’s collected and retained in floor interceptor pits. We provide vacuum truck services, on a routine or scheduled basis, to remove waste mud and water collected in interceptor pits at repair shops, carwash and truck wash facilities. We cleanout floor trenches and flush out associated pipe work of mud and debris.

A unique feature of our interceptor pit cleaning service is a scheduled program which reduces occurrences of backups, overfilling and costly business disruption..