In many cases, conventional methods for soil removal with a large excavator, or even a small backhoe, is impractical or even unsafe. The project may call for exposing pipelines or other utilities, or perhaps the soil to be removed is in a very tight space that does not allow for large equipment to be utilized, or maybe there are just too many unknowns beneath the ground surface. For those circumstances, Patriot has a fleet of hydro excavation vehicles and support equipment to provide safe, pinpoint excavation services for a variety of purposes.
Hydro excavation, which is also referred to as “hydrovac excavation” and “daylighting,” is a safe method of surgical excavation that uses both high-pressure water to break up soil and a powerful vacuum to perform the excavation. When applicable, hydro excavation greatly enhances workplace safety and excavation efficiency.