It is well-known for excavation workers that trenches can collapse if not dug and secured correctly, posing a significant threat to workers’ safety. Besides cave-ins, hazards may include falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres, and excavation equipment-related accidents.
Conducting trench work safely can reduce worker exposure to these kinds of accidents.
Traditional digging methods can be dangerous and time-consuming. These mechanical and manual tools are hard on workers. Moreover, these methods cannot always dig very narrow trenches. Additionally, backfilling increases labor and material costs.
On the other hand, vacuum and hydro excavation Calgary offers is a way to get the job done without these hassles. Hydro and vacuum excavation represent much better options than conventional excavation due to their high accuracy and operation safety.
Using these methods, workers can dig very thin, precise trenches requiring minimal support and backfill. They are non-mechanical, therefore non-destructive, using high-pressure water and air vacuum power to excavate the ground in a perfectly controlled manner.
Water pressure can cut through any type of soil. Once it breaches it, vacuum power is used to evacuate the debris into a waste container, where it can be put back once the project is completed or transported elsewhere. Hydro and vacuum excavation are less expensive and time-consuming than traditional digging methods.