What’s The Difference Between Air & Hydro Excavation?
Air vacuum excavation is recommended for utility test holes and/or single excavations involving around 1 cubic yard per excavation. Hydro vacuum excavation is used for larger excavations because it is more productive, especially in difficult, compact soil conditions. Hydro-excavation trucks typically have larger storage tanks, allowing them to dig for longer periods of time than air vacuum excavators.
What Is The Standard Production Rate? (How Many Holes Or Cubic Yards Can You Get Done In One Day?)
This depends on the soil condition, depth and the project site. If you are interested in finding out how long your specific project would take, feel free to reach out to us and we would be happy to provide you with an estimate.
Can You Suck Up Soil/Debris And Move It?
We are able to move soil/debris, but we will not be able to vacuum anything heavy enough to damage the equipment. The speed of moving the soil/debris can vary depending on if the dirt is loose, how far the truck is from the area being excavated, and how far we have to transport the soil/debris to the dump. Rocks or boulders greater than 8” in circumference can either significantly restrict or even halt production.
Are All Trucks The Same?
No, we have a variety of air and hydro vacuum excavation trucks available that we use. A detailed scope of work will help us in selecting the best truck for the job. Proper training enables the GPRS team to use the vacuum trucks in the most effective manner, getting the job done quickly and accurately.