Slot Trenching with Hydro Excavation

0185080-R1-014-5AThe 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..

More about Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation is a fairly new process of digging soil. It is a non-mechanical and non-destructive process that uses high pressure water and a high flow of air to excavate the soil in a controlled manner. The water cuts through the soil to break it apart. Once the soil is breached, the air vacuum is used evacuate the soil and move it to a debris tank. It is a more cost efficient and less time consuming than traditional methods of excavation.

Traditionally, excavation jobs were done through manual digging or using equipment like the backhoe. Manual digging is very labor intensive and involves higher labor costs. It also takes a longer time to get a job done because actual people are digging the soil with a shovel. Because of the inaccuracy, there are also possibilities that the underground utilities or surrounding soil end up getting damaged. Backhoes are much faster than manual digging, but often remove more soil than is necessary.

Hydro excavation for slot trenching reduces liability and insurance costs. Accidents, injuries and damages can be better avoided through this method. Breaches to pipelines and other underground utilities are also minimized. Overall, hydro excavation provides for a safer, less expensive and less time consuming excavation.

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