Hydrovac / Vac Truck Services in Edmonton, Alberta & Surrounding Areas
Countless situations require careful excavation around existing infrastructures. When it comes to exposing underground utility lines or pipes without damage (otherwise known as daylighting), count on Strathcona Excavating to meet all of your cleaning, maintenance, and repair needs with precision and efficiency. Based in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, we are your one-stop-shop for all hydrovac and water services. Our fleet of hydrovac trucks consist of tandem and triple axle trucks, perfectly designed to navigate through hard to reach areas with precision like no other. We even provide horizontal directional drilling work to residents in Edmonton and its surrounding communities.
Our hydro excavation crews pride ourselves on providing fast solutions as well as offering emergency 24-hour service! Call us today to receive an estimate on the hydrovac solutions we can provide for your job site.
The Hydrovac Process
Hydrovac Excavation is a method of non-destructive excavation that uses high-pressure water and a powerful vacuum to remove earth. 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on how often your company 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. This means our cold Alberta winters won’t slow your project down!
Strathcona Excavating has a wide selection of hydrovac trucks to ensure your excavation needs are met without a hitch. Our rates for Edmonton hydrovac work are competitive and, thanks to our experienced and certified operators, you don’t have to wait long for your line replacement, repair work, or cleaning to be completed.
Our fleet of hydrovac trucks are ready to provide you with quick and efficient excavation, and our emergency 24/7 dispatch also means that should the unexpected happen to you, our company is here to handle it. Contact us today and see why we’re industry leaders in hydrovac services!
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.
Yes, we do! In the event of a sudden water main break, call our 24/7 hydrovac dispatch number, at 780-239-9001. Our team of experts and our hydrovac trucks are readily available all year round, and also provide the following benefits:
- Easy access into small, congested, or confined spaces normally inaccessible to heavy equipment
- Controlled excavation and smooth repair or replacement of underground utility lines, resulting in reduced reconstruction costs
- Safe and efficient digging around underground power lines, reducing the risk of damage or injury
- Removal of debris and proper cleaning
- And more!
The crews employed by Strathcona Excavating come highly trained and experienced in operating our hydrovac trucks and providing communities with expert line repair/replacement work. We take pride in the fact that our teams have and are continuing to meet our zero-injury goal and high safety standards.
To learn more about what kind of certifications we hold, check out our Health & Safety page!