Hydro excavation is a high-grade soil removing technique that utilises high-pressure water as opposed to heavy machinery to clear a piece of land. Once the water produces a soil slurry, vacuuming equipment can then be used to remove the soil and unearth pipe or utility lines that require work.
This is a highly-specialised field that takes years of experience to master, so you can’t just go enlisting any old codger with a high-pressure hose (this would be dangerous and likely illegal!).
With that in mind, how do you find the perfect team for the job? How can you be sure that you are enlisting the true professionals, and not just some fly-by-night operation that doesn’t have your best interests at heart?
These questions will help you get there:
How long have you been in the industry?
As we said, this is a highly-specialised industry that takes years of training and experience to be able to do safely and professionally. Therefore, you want to ensure that your prospective hydro excavation team has been in the industry for some time.
They will have the skills, knowledge and technology to ensure that they get the job done to the highest industry standards, uncovering what you need to uncover with the highest skill and efficiency. So, the first thing you need to ask when you find your prospective team is this, “how long have you been providing this service?”
What kind of technology do you use?
A highly respectable team will utilise the highest standard of technology to ensure they get the job done with the greatest efficiency. The industry has come a long way in recent years, and there is now high-tech equipment enlisted to ensure that a watery slurry can be quickly created to then be easily removed.
As such, you should enlist a team who uses the highest standard of industry technology as you can trust that they are a passionate team who invests in their success.
Can you complete our particular job?
You want to be sure that your prospective team has the ability to complete the soil removal task you require completing. There are many different components to this job, and particular companies might not necessarily be able to provide the work you want completed.
As such, it’s imperative that you detail the job at hand and ask the team if they are able to do the job for you. They might not be who you are looking for and, as such, you will have to start the search again when you could have chosen the perfect company in the first place!
When can we do this thing?
You don’t want to be waiting around for months for your construction team to arrive and remove that soil - you want to get the job done quickly! So, you should feel very free to ask the prospective team when they will be able to come out to your location and provide the service.
If they umm and ahh about when they can come around and provide their service, chances are they aren’t the team that has your best interests close at heart. So, be sure to ask them when, exactly, they can come out and provide the service - you should be able to get it going pretty ASAP!
So, simply ask these questions to find your team - if they check all the boxes that you ask, you can be sure you’ve found the expert for your needs.