Hydro Excavation Basics and Benefits

Hydro excavation is under way in el paso

While hydro excavation is a pretty basic process in the drilling business, but we understand that it can be a little more complex than the name suggests.

In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of vacuum drilling, and why you’ll want a professional on the job. 

Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation, by most standards, is one of the most environmentally-friendly forms of excavation possible. It’s also a cost-effective means of excavation, which is why we specialize in the craft here at LB & Sons.

The process basically consists of using highly-pressurized water to excavate soil while also using industrial vacuums to collect the soil, water and debris. Large mechanical processes take up time, money, and can cause potential damage to underground utilities. Hydro excavation provides an efficient, effective way to excavate.


As stated above, hydro excavation represents one of the best ways to excavate a site. Below are just a few of the applications for hydro excavation:

  • Farm and Ranch
  • Commercial Construction
  • Sub-surface Utility Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Storage Tanks
  • Electrical UtilitiesPublic Works
  • Plants and Refineries
  • Road Construction
  • Utilities and Pipelines

Choose LB & Sons Today

If you’re in need of hydro excavation services, call LB & Sons today. Our experts can complete any project on-time and on-budget!