In today’s day and age, we are so familiar with traditional digging methods such as using an excavator or a skid-steer loader. Sometimes during the trenching process, it becomes difficult when there are buried pipes and conduits in the area. There is another way to excavate that will solve this solution known as the hydrovac excavation process which is a digging method that doesn't cause damage or destruction.

Hydrovac Process

Pressurized water is first injected into the ground using a hose which liquefies the soil. Once the soil becomes more of a slurry mix, a powerful pumping system vacuums and stores the wet soil mix in the truck. There are two different choices to choose from in order to complete the hydrovac process: using a positive displacement blower or a fan system. The fan system is preferred for many reasons. It is easier to control and operate. The fan system is less expensive than the positive displacement blower option. It also allows for faster excavations because this system is able to move air in large amounts.

Benefits of Hydrovac Excavation

  • Can be used on almost any type of soil, even frozen ground

  • Protects and minimizes damage to existing infrastructure

  • Ensures that surrounding soil remains undisturbed

Hydrovac Uses

  • Safely exposing below ground utilities

  • Cattle guard maintenance

  • Debris Removal

  • Potholing

  • Excavation in tight areas

Over 30 Years Of Excellence

Hydrovac excavation is an excellent solution to many problems such as not wanting to damage pipes and conduits while digging a trench. By merely choosing this method, money can be saved, and future headaches can be prevented. Melgaard Construction proudly provides hydrovac excavation services to their customers in Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana, and Colorado. Call (307) 687-1600 regarding questions about the process or for further information.


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