Pipe & Plant offers turnkey utility potholing services to safely and accurately locate underground utility lines through precise hydro vacuum-excavation techniques. We are able to conduct the entire project from start to finish by self-performing traffic control, material transportation, and surface restoration.
Hydro vacuum-excavation offers a non-mechanical way to access delicate underground infrastructure, which 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.
Potholing For Utility Location
Potholing to locate utilities is a cost effective and safe method for visually locating sensitive underground utility lines. A small exploratory hole is dug along a proposed path of underground construction so our team can hydro excavate the area to ensure there will be no conflict with utility lines when subsurface construction begins.
Precise hydro excavation techniques displace soil to accurately locate underground utility lines in a safe manner. Once all utility lines have been accurately located, our team provides a clear map of where underground utilities exist in a construction zone so our clients can dig with confidence.
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