Potholing, through hydrovac excavation, creates test holes to find and expose underground utilities. The potholing process is simple: water is used to dig and break through the ground and the vacuum sucks up the soil into a debris tank. Potholing allows underground facilities to be checked for cracks, leaks or general damage.
Potholing can be made a lot more easily through the use of safe, high powered vacuum excavation. This works by first using high-pressure water to turn the hardened soil around the pipes into spoil. Then, with the use of a powerful vacuum hose, the experts you hire will remove the spoil, allowing for the safe and easy evaluation and removal of underground utility lines.
The result of this potholing method is a much more convenient method of dealing with the most cumbersome of your construction-related projects. Anything that happens underground will be easier to manage, especially with services like Hydrovac.
Soon enough, you’ll find that when the experts finish, you will be free to continue with your project, excavating the area as you see fit, and no longer worrying that you might damage the water or power lines that are run underneath your commercial property.
Potholing itself is a crucial step in understanding and maintaining your job site. It is important to know the health of your underground facilities, weather you are building new construction, or changing the direction of any underground lines. Hydrovac excavation is the best method for potholing because of its precise and minimally invasive nature. The hose is able to move soil directly and accurately, quickly disposing into the debris tank. Another benefit of potholing with hydrovac excavation is that the water acts as a non-conductor. This is especially important for the safety of all crew members involved, when dealing with live electrical lines.