Hydro Excavation 101: All You Need To Know

Merrick Group Hydro Excavation 101

At The Merrick Group, safety and efficiency are at the forefront of everything we do. That’s why we’re proud to offer hydro excavation services, a precise and powerful tool for a variety of industrial applications.


What is Hydro Excavating?

Hydro excavating, also known as vacuum excavation, utilizes a high-pressure water jet to safely excavate soil. The loosened material is then simultaneously vacuumed into a debris tank. This method offers several advantages over traditional mechanical excavation techniques.

The Benefits of Hydro Excavating Services

  • Safety First: Hydro excavating minimizes the risk of hitting underground utilities, thanks to its pinpoint accuracy. This translates to a safer work environment for your crew and prevents costly damages.
  • Unmatched Precision: Unlike mechanical excavators that can cause unnecessary disruption, the hydro excavating services allows for targeted digging around sensitive infrastructure. This is ideal for delicate projects like potholing, exposing underground pipes and cables, and daylighting utilities.
  • Reduced Damage: The pressurized water gently loosens the soil, minimizing damage to surrounding structures and landscapes. This is particularly important in congested areas or when working near existing pipelines.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Hydro excavation uses significantly less water than traditional methods and doesn’t generate harmful emissions. The excavated spoils are vacuumed directly into a tank, preventing them from being scattered or contaminating the surrounding area.
  • Improved Efficiency: Hydro excavation is a fast and efficient process, often completing jobs quicker than traditional methods. The exposed area remains clean and ready for further work, eliminating the need for additional cleaning steps.


Applications for Hydro Excavating

  • Potholing and daylighting utilities
  • Underground cable and pipe location
  • Sewer and waterline repairs
  • Telecommunication line installations
  • Site prep for construction projects
  • Environmental remediation projects

Contact The Merrick Group’s For Hydro Excavation Services

Our team of experienced technicians is highly trained and certified in safe hydro excavation services. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment in hydro excavation services to ensure precise and efficient completion of your project.

Whether you’re planning a new construction project, need to expose underground utilities for repairs, or require a safe and eco-friendly excavation solution, The Merrick Group’s hydro excavation services are the perfect choice.

Contact us today to discuss your project requirements and experience the power of safe and efficient hydro excavation.