Potholing is an effective excavation method for identifying and locating underground utilities—gas, fiber, water, telecommunications, and sewer—in order to avoid damaging them when digging for construction or other purposes.
As our roadways and sites become crowded with utility lines, it is essential to find their precise location in order to run a safe working environment and to avoid accidental and expensive run-ins. Running into an underground utility line and causing damage can not only be dangerous but can cost companies a lot of money. In many instances, potholing is not an option but rather considered a mandatory and expected phase of any construction project. El Paso Vacuum Truck has been providing this valuable service for several years and understands the importance of performing accurate and safe work. Our top priorities are always quality, efficiency, and safety.
Our VacTruck Potholing Services
Here at El Paso Vacuum Truck, we have a specialized team that operates our equipment to ensure a safe and effective digging operation. Our company has a fleet of a dozen powerful vacuum trucks that guarantee an accurate job.
Hydro Excavating for Potholing: How it Works
Potholing is a practice that allows you to dig a test hole in order to identify, find, and expose underground utilities. Once the utilities are found, their position is accurately marked in order to have a complete record of these existing utilities for construction projects and more. It is an essential phase of all types of excavation.
Due to increased infrastructure, there are more utility lines to be aware of on any given construction project and thus potholing became the go-to practice when it came to identifying these. Potholing exposes the utility lines and allows contractors to know exactly where they are and avoid damage during construction.
The vacuum excavation method is the preferred way of potholing in order to avoid unnecessary destruction or additional damage to the site and to the utility lines themselves. The vacuum trucks use highly pressurized water to break up the soil. The wet soil and mud are then sucked up to the trucks and driven away. The process is fast and efficient, as well as clean. Because the vacuum trucks suck up the mud and gunk, the site is left clean and without piles of rubble or destruction.
We Won’t Damage Underground Utilities
Any company knows that running into a utility line is not only unsafe for workers but causes quite the dent to your company’s already strained construction budget. Accurately locating these utilities is a matter of safety and productivity for everyone involved. Whether it is wet or dry soil conditions, our vacuum trucks and experienced crew can handle the job without causing damage to any existing underground lines.
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The El Paso Vacuum Truck team are your excavation experts. Don’t start a construction project without us. Call us today for a free estimate.