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 pride ourselves on providing the fastest possible response time as well as offering 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
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. Please contact us for specific costs and we will be happy to provide a quote regarding your hydrovac needs and answer any questions.
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.