Hydro excavating is the way to go if you need to dig without any risk; when backhoes can't get to your site; or when shoveling is imprecise, risky and labor consuming. We use water under pressure to open the hole – coupled with flowing air to simultaneously vacuum away the material you want removed. The technology is fast, clean and safer than conventional digging. We are trusted by the petroleum and chemical industries to safely work around gas pipelines and drilling rigs. Utilities and a host of other major industries use our service to precisely open up the earth around buried cable, underground wiring and other sensitive areas.

You may have heard the process called "potholing", "hydro trenching" or "soft digging". Those names are good descriptions of some of the various applications of our technology.


  • Opening up trenches
  • Locating utilities and pipelines
  • Risk free digging in hazardous or sensitive areas
  • Pipeline tie-ins
  • Digging to place utility lines
  • Drainage ditches
  • Locations that are tough to get to
  • Cleaning tanks and other containers
  • Indoor hydro excavating
  • Call us about your project. Our equipment is perfect for custom jobs.

The benefit to you of vacuum removal of the displaced material is that your crews do not lose time on disposal. Hydro excavating reduces backfill and simplifies restoration of the dig area. Our knife-perfect process removes only enough for you to get the job done. A backhoe simply cannot offer that accuracy nor may not be able to get into the tight space you have to work in. In addition, the backhoe tracks mess up the work area, especially if it is muddy. Another improvement over conventional digging is that our crew remains at ground level, which reduces the threat of jobsite injury. Hydro excavating is tailor made for safely uncovering buried utilities.

Hydro excavation requires less labor than conventional digging methods. There is far less disruption of the surrounding area because less material is removed, and it is vacuumed directly from ground to truck so there is no blowing dirt or debris. If there are Clean Water Act issues present, the technology is the best available for adhering to the standards involving blowing and runoff.


  • Potholing
  • Trenching
  • Tunneling
  • Tank Cleaning


Improved safety and damage prevention top the list of key benefits of hydro excavation services. An underground utility strike can be catastrophic, affecting thousands of people and costing millions of dollars. A single incident may cause personal injury or death, property damage, lost work opportunity, community disruption, ecological damage and insurance liability.

More than 40 percent of pipeline systems leaks and ruptures are caused by damage from outside force, and more than half of all cable service outages are caused by excavation damage. While disruption of a telecommunications network is not as inherently dangerous, it can be expensive and inconvenient, impacting traffic control systems, health services and emergency response activities. The importance of minimizing underground utility strikes and their consequences cannot be denied.


Using hydro excavation services in such situations can avoid:

  • "hits" or "strikes"on underground utility lines, cables and pipes
  • High costs to repair damaged infrastructure
  • costs and inconvenience of interrupted utility services
  • Serious injury or death to workers and the public
  • Liability and increased insurance costs
  • Loss of a company's reputation, revenues and employee morale

In addition, hydro excavation services can improve overall productivity and efficiency for contractors, municipalities and utilities.