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Hydro Excavation Uses and Benefits

Hydro Excavation Uses and Benefits

Hydro excavation is a non-mechanical, non-destructive and environmentally friendly excavation process that uses pressurized water and an industrial-strength vacuum to simultaneously excavate and remove soil. Hydro excavation is also commonly referred to as hydro-vac, hydro-trenching, potholing, soft digging, or daylight excavating.

TPM Group has been in business for almost 30 years and we have watched as hydro excavation is continually chosen over other forms of excavation (such as mechanical excavation),  across multiple industries, continually choose hydro excavation. They have made this choice for a multitude of reasons, some of which you can read about below.


Industries that use Hydro Excavation:

Plumbing: The majority of our plumbing networks are underground. Whether you are removing existing pipes and lines or replacing or repairing them, soil will need to be moved for access. With hydro excavation, you can safely excavate the area with precision and more quickly so operations can continue. The plumbing industry also choses hydro excavation because it will not damage existing underground utilities.

Construction: Excavation is a vital part of most all construction projects. Traditional methods such as mechanical excavation can take much longer while being more expensive. Hydro excavation is the top choice for clearing both small and large areas and with less safety risks!

Installation: There are many things in our country that require underground installation or are semi underground. Underground utility pipes and lines, electric poles, sprinkler systems, road signs, and more benefit from hydro excavation which can dig and remove soil in a designated area more precisely than with mechanical excavation. In addition, excavating with water will prevent damaging existing pipes and lines which can be extremely costly to repair if ruptured.

Landscaping: Landscaping is an art form with detailed layouts that greatly benefits from hydro excavation’s ability to dig in precise locations with less disruption to the surrounding areas.



-No risk of damaging underground utilities

-Minimizes risk of injury to technicians

-Can be used during cold weather

-Leaves a clean, dry hole with no spoils

-Precise digging




-Pole Placement                      

-Slot Trenching                       

-Cold Weather Digging

-Exposing Utilities

-Debris removal

-Pipeline and sewer


-Small Space Digging

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