If you need to move a lot of soil, there are many ways you can do this. One of these ways is hiring a company that uses hydro excavation. Below is information about what hydro excavation is, as well as three benefits of having your soil moved in this way.
With hydro excavation the contractor can dig and then move soil. The machine uses a spray of high-pressure water and an air vacuum in order to move the soil. The pressurized water digs through the soil very fast and can dig deep. Once the soil is dug, the air vacuum sucks the soil up and then deposits the soil in a new area. In many cases, the soil is placed in a debris tank if you do not have anywhere else you want the soil to go.
Hydro excavating can be used for many things, such as to dig plumbing pipes, to dig sewers or sewer lines, to install posts or poles, and to do much more.
Benefits of Hydro Excavation
One of the main benefits of using hydro excavation over traditional excavation methods is that the exact right amount of soil is removed. When hand-digging, using backhoes, and using other traditional methods, much more soil is removed from the area in most cases. This either results in the excess soil being put back in place or a person having more soil than normal to deal with after it is removed.
Hydro excavation is also safer for workers as they will not have to use a lot of equipment and machinery in order to excavate the soil. It is much easier and safer to use a machine that sprays water and an air vacuum. It can also take much more time to remove soil in the traditional way. This means you may have to hire more workers in order to do the job, which will cost you more money. Hiring fewer workers will also result in you being able to charge your customers less money while still pocketing the same amount.
Heavy machinery may damage areas around the site. For example, heavy machinery will have to be driven in, which can result in damage to the surroundings. A water sprayer and vacuum can be brought in on much smaller equipment.
Talk with a hydro excavation company to learn more. They can explain to you how the process works in much more detail. The company can also tell you of more benefits this can offer you.