Hydrovac / Vac Truck Services in Edmonton, Alberta & Surrounding Areas
Countless situations require careful excavation around existing infrastructures. The ability to expose underground utility services without damage becomes essential for almost any maintenance and repair task.
Strathcona Excavating Inc. is your one-stop shop for all hydrovac and water services, offering tandem and triple axle units. We even provide horizontal directional drilling services to residents in Edmonton.
We pride ourselves on providing the fastest possible response time as well as offering 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Contact us today to receive an estimate on the hydrovac services we can provide for your job site.
The Hydrovac Process
Hydrovac Excavation is a simple method of non-destructive excavation. A hydrovac is an excavation unit that removes earth by using high-pressure water and a powerful vacuum. The high-pressure water loosens the ground while the vacuum simultaneously extracts the debris into a single tank mounted on a truck. The hydrovac “slurry” is then safely and environmentally disposed of at an approved facility.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on how often your business needs to use the hydrovac truck and the scope of your project, the prices can vary a great deal.
Strathcona Excavating uses the most powerful and modern hydrovac trucks and can perform excavations up to 20 metres deep. In addition, the hydrovac trucks can dig in areas that are 150 metres away from the truck itself.
Hydrovac trucks are equipped with boilers, heaters and insulating systems that allow for heating of the water. Because of this, we can work year-round and on a vast range of surfaces including snow and slippery ice.
Strathcona Excavating has a wide selection of hydrovac trucks to help you get your job done right. Our rates are competitive and, thanks to our experienced and certified operators, you don’t have to wait long for your line replacement or repair to be completed.
Our fleet of hydrovac trucks are ready to provide you with quick and efficient excavation, water and sewer line services, and more! Our emergency 24/7 hydrovac dispatch also means that should the unexpected happen to you, we’re here to handle it.
Contact us today and see why we’re leaders in underground utility installation, repair and excavation.
No matter the scope or complexity of your project, we have a number of hydrovac units available to suit your project needs.
For more information regarding the specifications of our vac trucks, such as debris tank size, or what kinds of vacuum pumps, water tanks, and water pumps are attached to our trucks, give us a call! We will be happy to provide you with a free estimate and information regarding which truck would best suit your needs.
In the event of a sudden water main break or if you require urgent gas line repairs, we encourage that you call our 24/7 hydrovac dispatch. Hydrovac services are great not only because they are readily available all year round, but because customers can also enjoy the following benefits:
- Easy access into small, congested, or confined spaces normally inaccessible to heavy equipment
- Controlled excavation and smooth repair or replacement of water/gas lines. This results in reduced reconstruction costs on your end!
- Safe and efficient digging around underground power lines, reducing the risk of damage or injury
- Removal of debris
- And more!
The crews employed by Strathcona Excavating come highly trained and experienced in operating our hydro vac trucks and providing communities with expert line repair/replacement services. We are more than committed to ensuring that our clients are provided with excellent and safe service — we take pride in the fact that our teams have and are continuing to meet our zero-injury goal.
To learn more about what kind of certifications we hold, check out our Health & Safety page!