Hydro Excavating

Industrial customers call in Pipe & Plant to access delicate underground systems or work around buried pipes and conduits with sensitive contents or power feeds.

The power of a delicate touch.

In these cases, hydro excavation offers a non-intrusive, non-mechanical way to access this type of underground infrastructure and is particularly useful for customers like utility companies and oil and gas.

This process uses pressurized water and industrial strength vacuum to simultaneously excavate and evacuate soil. As hydro excavation safely breaks up soil, the soil and water slurry is conveyed by vacuum to a debris tank.

We also use soft dig technology for sensitive undergrounds areas, which uses compressed air running through a wand to break up material – after which, the material is vacuumed for safe containment and disposal or reprocessing.


Hydro Excavating services include:

  • Positive utility locating
  • Daylighting
  • Trenching
  • Pole and piling holes
  • Service repair pits
  • Debris removal
  • Shoring installation