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Is Hydro Excavation safer than regular excavation?

Yes, it is! Using water is a non-destructive process, giving the capability to dig and excavate in a precise area without causing damage to the surrounding ground and utilities.

What is the benefit of hydro excavation?

Hydro excavation allows for a more precise dig than traditional excavation methods saving you time and money. It is safer for employees and for the environment. When digging with hydro excavation you do not have the worry of damaging any existing utility lines, giving you peace of mind when digging around gas and water lines.

What industries utilize hydrovac services?

Hydro excavation is used in a variety of industries. We work with numerous customers in the utility industry, providing services such as potholing line locating, utility line repairs, and installation of new utility lines and fiber optic cables. Oil and gas companies also use hydro excavation for the construction of new oil and gas facilities, as well as updating or repairing existing oil and gas facilities. General contractors have also started to utilize the services of hydro excavation for construction on projects such as schools, commercial buildings, and hospitals. General construction services include things such as potholing, line locating, and large excavations for installation of water lines and grease traps.

What lines do One Call Utility Locators mark?

Typically, standard utility locators contracted by One Call Members only mark the main line for the utility company they are contracted to. This means any private lines running from the main line may NOT be marked. To locate and mark these lines you will have to hire a private locating company, such as Dig Wise Hydro.

What services do Private Locators offer?

Private locators are generally contracted to locate utilities buried on private property that have not been marked by One Call Locator. These utilities could include sewer lines, private lighting, sprinklers, fire mains, secondary electrical lines, gas/propane lines.