Hydro Excavation and Vacuum Excavation Services
Hydro Excavation (the use of water, hot or cold, under pressure and vacuum with the use of a hydraulic up and down boom) and Vacuum Excavation (the use of compressed air with vacuum and the use of hydraulic boom) have become the safest method of excavation through areas with gas lines, power conduit and other utility lines. The use of both of these designated trucks, Hydro Excavation and Vacuum Excavation, is 100% safe with no damage caused by conventional hydraulic digging machines and are available to utilities and construction companies manned with a trained APC Driver/Engineer with optional Laborer.
If Vacuum Excavation is performed, all of the soil can be used again as back fill material. APC gives contractors a great alternative to costly, less efficient hand digging, or dangerous mechanical digging in hazardous areas.
APC Corporation uses the world's only dedicated wet/dry Hydro Excavator. This patented filter bag system eliminates dust from being displaced into the atmosphere
during dry vacuuming, especially during summer months. With vacuum tubing, the truck can be placed up to 300 feet away if it is a hard to reach site, such as wetland clean-ups.
With the unique design of our Hydro Excavation and Vacuum Excavation units, we are able to give you the power needed to handle the toughest jobs with ease. The key to creating the most powerful vacuum, to pull the most material and accomplish the most work is the filtration system on the trucks and the air tight joints in the vacuum tubing. All the suction created by the truck must be at the end of the 8" aluminum tubing in order to vacuum far from the truck and remove many loads in an eight hour work day.
- Locate Utilities - gas, water, electric
- Digging for the placement of new conduit in transformer yards
- Potholing or daylighting utilities
- Pilot holes vacuum excavated in advance of conventional auger or pile driving.
- Continuous trenching in advance of conventional excavation equipment to pinpoint lines and conduits buried in the excavation path, especially in transformer yards with live electricity.
- Exposure of buried lines and conduits for location and repairs from above ground (under normal ground conditions).
- Excavate in areas impossible to reach with conventional excavating machines.
- Excavation inside a building, removal of dirt in cellar or remote areas up to 300' from the truck.
- Perimeter trenching around specified areas to trace the depth and direction of lines and conduits that may pass through the zone
- Excavation with hot water when frozen ground conditions exist. (Working in below freezing temperatures requires specialized equipment).
- Location of lines and line crossings for any size of pipeline.