|Hydro-Excavation is a non-mechanical and non-destructive method of uncovering buried utilities. Utility companies across the nation are favoring this type of utility exposure because of the immense safety benefit. No longer is accidental line damage a concern.
Not only is the risk of disaster virtually eliminated, but damage to line casings and pipe coating are not a worry either. This process allows for exposure of energized buried lines. Hand digging is the recognized method of uncovering utilities; however, oftentimes a pick is used to break up the hard ground, which can lead to utility damage. Hand digging is also extremely slow.
Hydro-Excavation is gaining acceptance by virtue of familiarity. It is quickly becoming the preferred method by utility operators.