What is Hydro Excavation and How Does it Work?
Hydro excavation is the process by which water pressure is used to break up and remove material, such as earth or rock, from a construction site. It is an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to deal with the natural environment as it does not involve heavy equipment.
Hydro excavation can be done by hand or with machine assistance. The water pressure can be delivered through a variety of methods such as high-pressure hoses, pumps or even fire truck pumps.
Hydro Excavation Techniques and Applications
Hydro excavation is a new technology that is revolutionizing the way we do construction. It has been used in the past for other things, but it has recently been applied to construction.
The application of hydro excavation technology to construction has many benefits, including:
noise and dust reductions,
less environmental impact,
less degradation on soil and natural landscape,
reduced time and money spent on earthwork and general labor required for construction projects.
What are the Advantages and Disadvantage of Hydro Excavation?
Hydro excavation is a safe and efficient alternative to traditional, heavy construction. It is a cost-effective way to do excavation without disturbing the environment or impacting people in the area. Hydro excavation can even be done at night!
Hydro Excavation has not been widely adopted because of its relative newness and the high initial costs such as specialized equipment and specialized training for operators. However, it is more cost effective than other methods such as traditional trenching and open-cut excavating. Hydro Excavation can also be done overnight which makes it an environmentally friendly option for construction projects that require digging in sensitive areas like parks or wetlands.