Hydrovacing is simply the use of high pressure water used to cut the Earth and a powerful vacuum to suck up the debris. Hydrovac excavation has become the preferred method of digging because it offers the safest practices to underground utilities and pipelines, a low impact on environmental conditions and the ability to dig in areas with restricted access. All Ironman hydrovacs are equipped with state of the art boiler systems which allow for effective digging even in the coldest Canadian conditions.
Hydrovac – Safety
Damage to underground utilities can cause explosions, flooding electrocution and thousands to millions of dollars in damage. Hydrovac excavation provides a fast and safe way for contractors to avoid dangerous mistakes and costly errors. Hydrovacs are the industry standard for daylighting utilities and pipelines and ensuring due diligence on any type of underground construction. Ironman Hydrovac units are equipped with the latest technology to ensure that we get the job done in the most efficient and safest way possible so you can complete your jobs.
Hydrovac – Efficiency
The OHS laws state that buried facilities must be exposed by hand or by a non destructive technique acceptable to the owner of the facility. Hydrovac excavation is considered by almost all facility owners to be an acceptable means. Hydrovac’s can get the job done in a much more efficient than any other method. Hydrovac’s operate at a rate of 300% faster than hand exposing and digging so that means that your project can move forward 300 times faster and you will greatly reduce the risk of digging or back injuries with your crews.
Hydrovac Industries and Uses
- Exposing utilities — Oil and Gas
- Repair on damaged pipelines — Telecomunications
- Electric cable fault pits — Power and Electric
- Trenching — Water and drainage
- Pile holes — Construction
- Culvert and manhole cleaning — Municipal Emergency Crews
- High pressure washing
- Entry and Exit service pits
- 4 Triaxle Hydrovacs
- 1 Single axle hydrovac
- Experienced operators and swampers
- Industry best practices
- Safety training
- Bonding Mats