Hydrovac – the safest way to excavate underground utilities

Hydro excavation, also known as hydrovac services, is a non-destructive method of excavation that uses high pressurized water to break apart soil to safely expose underground utilities for directional drilling projects, or during emergency excavation situations.

As one of the leading hydrovac companies in Alberta, our team utilizes state of the art vacuum trucks to complete this type of excavation service.

Protecting the environment and the property of our customers is a major factor behind our hydrovac services here at AABLE Directional Boring.  It’s the safest way of excavating and works well even in the tightest spots.

An In-Depth Look at Hydro Excavating Services

Excavating with a hydrovac truck is quite simple, and the results are impressive.

Our hydrovac trucks are equipped with a high pressurized water hose that breaks apart the ground during the excavation.  The water pressure is strong enough to break apart the soil, even in the coldest months, but not strong enough to damage the underground utilities.

Hydrovac excavation is typically a two-person job – one member controls the water hose and breaks apart the soil.  Their team member assists during this process by maneuvering the suction hose, removing the soil and debris from the excavation hole.

The excavated soil is hauled away from your job site to prevent an unsightly workspace.  Once the project is complete, we can haul the dirt back in to fill in any holes for a finished look and safe work environment.

Who Benefits from Hydro Excavating Solutions?

We work with residential customers, utility service providers, oil and gas companies, among many others that span a wide range of industries. Our dedication to meeting the diverse needs out there in these communities has helped us build a solid reputation when it comes to hydro excavation solutions.

It is important to understand the capabilities that are made possible when utilizing the latest equipment and training related to hydro excavating.

AABLE Directional Boring helps our clients that are seeking solutions for:

  • Anode Excavations
  • Cable Fault Repair Pits
  • Curb Stop Building and Repairs
  • Daylighting
  • Debris and Sludge Removal
  • Directional Drilling Test Holes
  • Digging with Ranges of Over 400 feet in length
  • Gas Service Installations
  • Frozen Ground Digging
  • Potholing
  • Pole Hole Drilling
  • Piling Hole Drilling
  • Fiber Optic Cable Location
  • Water Blasting
  • Service Pit Drilling
  • Water Main Repairs
  • Subsurface Utility Servicing
  • Slot Trenching
  • Pipeline Tie-Ins
  • Pipeline Crossings
  • Trenching Solutions
  • Well Boring

Our hydrovac truck services are available to anyone in Alberta, British Columbia, or Saskatchewan.

Saving Time. Saving Money.

You can feel confident that AABLE Directional Boring will work hard to save you time and money on your projects.

Whether working with utility companies for safely exposing underground utilities or residential customers that are seeking cleaning excavation solutions, we work swiftly to find a design and project plan that meets your timeframe and budget.

The hydrovac equipment we operate and our technicians on staff allow our projects to move along much faster and make efficient use of our customer’s time.

AABLE Directional Boring minimizes the disruptions to surrounding landscaping, building and structures, traffic flow, and other elements of excavation projects that can compromise priceless time and funds.

If you need hydrovac excavating services in Alberta, Saskatchewan or British Columbia, contact our customer care centre to set up an appointment with a project manager. We will provide you with the information you need, answer your questions, and ease your concerns related to the project at hand.

photo of Aable water hauling truck for directional drilling jobs in Alberta

Yes, we can haul water for your construction projects, too

When performing services such as hydro excavation or emergency utility location, having the means to haul in the water necessary for these jobs is both economical and safe. Our transport trucks prevent the need for running bulky water hoses and finding sufficient water sources when on the job.

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Top reasons to choose directional drilling with Aable

Little to no damage done to the environment

Services can be installed in straight or curved lines

Servicing Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan

Wide range of equipment to handle the small and large jobs

We go under roads, walkways and public areas to minimize disturbances to everyday life