Using hydro excavation for trenching saves you money because of the speed of the removal process. Job sites are cleaner because soil is removed immediately instead of piled up as an obstruction – except the soil that is needed for backfill. We create a more efficient and organised job site with less damage to the environment from truck traffic back and forth – back and forth.
Trenching as a process can also be used as a locating service. If there are underground utilities that you need to repair, replace, or inspect we can use our hydro excavating process to identify these components safely. Hydro excavation is less invasive than traditional digging so you won’t risk damage to cables, pipes, etc. when they need to be located or exhumed for service.
Suckers Excavation Safety Advantage
While our non-destructive digging process is beneficial to the environment as well as your bottom line, safety will also be our top priority. You might not think that trenching a hole carries with it excessive dangers but you’d be surprised. Some issues that we encounter include:
- Falls – the traditional trench digging process can take a long time to perform, sometimes days. These results in a very dangerous job site during off hours where people or pets can fall into and become either injured or trapped. The hydro excavation process is much faster and can often be done in a single days work depending on the size of the trench.
- Collapse – once again traditional digging affects soil in all of the surrounding areas as the ground is unearthed. With hydro excavation the process is precise – like pouring hot water onto snow. This leads to stronger banks around the trench and reduces the risk of soil collapse into the trench.
- Utility Damage / Explosions / Leaks When you put a couple hundred pound bucket of an excavator into the Earth with tremendous force, there’s almost no way that any pipes or cables in the digging zone won’t get damaged. This could be very dangerous resulting in gas leaks, explosions, or at the very least the loss of services such as electricity and plumbing in your home or business. Hydro excavating a trench uses force, but features precision that won’t affect existing utilities even if there is contact.
The cost and safety benefits alone of using Suckers Excavation for your trenching needs are enough to outweigh the competition. When you take into account that we create a stronger, more precise trench in a much faster turnaround time then you really only have one answer of who to call for your next trenching service needs.
Trenching is one of the most influential services really in the entire excavating industry. Although technology is advancing at a rapid pace, the truth is sometimes we still have to bare bones it – basically “dig a hole and bury it.” Trenching can refer to the clearing out of land for the placement of anything from wires to pipes to fiber optic cables and more.
Trenching is so much more than just ‘digging’ a hole however. Precision must be used as to not damage any of the other underground (or above ground) utilities in the area. We want to be as non-invasive to the landscape as possible – essentially digging only where we absolutely need to. Even before the trench is dug out a significant amount of inspection and identifying goes in to where to dig, how deep to dig, the most efficient path, etc.
As you can see, trenching is not only our art – it’s our passion.
What is Trenching?
Trenching is a common construction and excavation method that involves digging a hole to create an underground path for supplies and utilities. Trenching is commonly used when burying underground pipes, wires, conduit, or structural support. A major part of trenching is not only digging the hole, but backfilling in the area so that the buried utilities are safe and secured. When we perform trenching duties, our goal is to be as unnoticeable as possible. There’s going to be some evidence of Earth moving, but we aim to confine it to the actual dig area.
Is Trenching Excavation?
Trenching is a form of excavation – but not all excavating is necessarily trenching. The main difference is that excavations can be any size, shape, or depth. A trench has properties that it is deeper than it is wide. Also trenches rarely stretch beyond 15 feet in width at all.
Trenching is done to install underground utility lines, sewer pipes, cable, gas lines, or foundation footings. Excavation can be performed to remove the entire amount of Earth needed to build a home.