Hydro Excavating - Kinetic Industry

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Hydro Excavating

Protect infrastructure like underground pipelines and electrical with Hydro Excavating.

While there are services to help identify a utility's location, it really doesn't eliminate the risk. Completely exposing a utility with hydro excavation is the only sure way to know where that costly infrastructure actually is so you can complete the work safely.

As one of our most common industrial services, hydro excavating is a safer, non-destructive alternative to regular excavation. Our highly trained team at Kinetic Industry can help keep your project on track and help you save money by avoiding costly damage and accidental strikes to utility lines.

Hydro Excavating Applications

Our highly trained team at Kinetic Industry uses state of the art equipment for the following commercial services:

  • Daylighting Underground Infrastructure
  • Slot Trenching
  • Sub-surface Pot Holing
  • Tunneling
  • Exposure of Live Gas Lines
  • Utility, Pipe, and Line Location
  • Utility, Pipe, and Line Installation
  • Pipe and Sewer Rehabilitation
  • Cleaning Main Line and Lateral Pipelines
  • Water Line Repair
  • Excavation in Frozen Ground
  • Remote Excavation (up to 500' away)

Hydro Excavating Application Areas

Know that your critical infrastructure will remain intact and unharmed. Hydro Excavating is ideal for several different application areas like:

  • Civil Construction
  • Large and Small Municipality Projects
  • City Streets and Highways
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Developments


What is hydro excavation?

Hydro excavation is a safer, more precise, non-damaging alternative to digging that uses a combination of pressurized water and an air vacuum. Originally developed to be used with hot water on frozen soil, hydro excavation uses the pressurized water to remove soil from an area, and the air vacuum transfers that soil and debris to a tank to be hauled away.

Hydro excavation always needs a vacuum source which can be done in two ways: a fan system or a displacement blower. The fan vacuum system can blow large amounts of air at one time allowing for faster excavation. It’s required equipment is also lighter, easier to control and operate, and usually less expensive than displacement blowers.

The benefit of using a displacement blower is that it can move air at longer distances so excavation can be done at lower depths. However, the process is slower than the fan system and usually more expensive.

What are the benefits of hydro excavation?

Because hydro excavation uses water to blast through compacted dirt and soil, it is much safer to use for all projects, but especially ones on sites that are known to have a high volume of underground infrastructure and pipeline. This method is precise, allowing excavators to pinpoint exact areas that need to be excavated, while avoiding areas that shouldn’t be damaged.

Hydro excavation also limits the need of heavy machinery, usually requiring only one hydrovac vehicle making it the safest and fastest of most excavation methods.