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Reduce damage to the landscape when installing a new sewer line or updating old utilities with hydrovac services in the Edmonton area from Canessco Services Inc. Typically, an excavation company would use equipment to dig, tearing up the landscaping. However, with hydro excavation, we can remove the soil with pressurized water rather than digging it up. This causes much less damage to areas around the excavation site, which leaves all the other existing utilities, plants, and landscaping intact.

We utilize modern equipment and can reach the hard areas. Remote hoses are used to get to areas the truck cannot reach. Once the job is done, we always dispose of the waste at regulated dumping facilities. If you are interested in learning more about the hydrovac excavation process, call the Canessco Kid today and discuss your options.

What is Hydrovac Excavation?

Hydro excavation combines high-pressure water and an air vacuum to cut through and break up the soil while at the same time removing it from the excavation area. The vacuum pulls the material away, where it is transferred to a large holding tank. This creates the excavation process.

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Hydrovac Excavation – Better than Traditional Methods

Hydrovac offers a range of benefits that you can’t get from conventional excavation services, such as:

  • Versatility: The cold weather in Edmonton often causes the soil to freeze, which means most excavations cannot be done. However, hydro excavation can use heated water to excavate the frozen ground.

  • Comprehensive: Hydrovac excavation is essentially an all-in-one process. Rather than needing to dig out dirt and move it somewhere else, hydro excavation uses high-pressure water to wash away the debris at the same time as the vacuum is sucking the sludge up.

  • Applications: Excavation is needed to install utilities, but hydro excavation can do much more. This process is perfect for line, sign and pole installation and location, as well as remote excavation sites and underground utility locations.

  • Safety: When compared to mechanical methods, hydro excavation causes much less damage and is much safer. A very accurate process, hydro excavation limits accidents and injuries for labourers and bystanders while also avoiding damage to underground pipes, lines, and cables.

Lastly, hydrovac is a much more eco-friendly option for excavation, so it is a great option for anyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint.

Applications of Hydro Excavation

There are many situations where you might use a hydrovac truck. These include:

  • Daylighting: This is the process of unearthing land covered in sand, gravel, concrete, or even ice in order to expose underlying utilities to daylight.

  • Hole digging: Hydrovac trucks can also help with digging piling holes and holes for posts of varying diameters and depths.

  • Trenching: Hydrovac trucks aid in digging pits and trenches of varying sizes for either exposing underlying utilities or installing new utility lines.

  • Debris removal and tank cleanup: Hydrovac effectively removes material, wet or dry, from trenches, pits, or underground tanks.

  • Backfill restoration: Hydrovac trucks can finish an excavation project by filling the trench or pit with soil or restoring it to its normal form.

Why Should You Trust Us?

At Canessco Services Inc., we ensure your underground utilities and property are safe during an excavation. Your safety is our major concern, and we follow all the necessary regulations. We are proud members of the Alberta Construction Safety Association. You can trust our 100 years of combined experience in hydro excavation liquid waste disposal services.


Give us a call for hydrovac services in Edmonton today! We also specialize in CCTV sewer line inspection and catch basin cleaning services.


The following are some commonly asked questions about our hydrovac in Edmonton:

Is Hyrdrovac Excavation Safer Than Other Methods?

Absolutely. Hydrovac excavation makes use of water to achieve a non-destructive method of digging. It doesn't cause any damage to the surrounding landscape, unlike traditional methods of digging.

Does Hydrovac Achieve Precise Results?

Yes, it does. The direction of a hydrovac mechanism is exact, with an intense flow. This degree of control while using the force of water generates precise results. In fact, this method is ideal for situations that require the digging of slim trenches without causing any damage to the adjacent landscape.

Is Hydrovac a Suitable Option in Canada?

Yes, it is. The winter months can turn the land hard and cold, which makes traditional digging incredibly inefficient. Hydrovac trucks can also make use of heated water, which makes them an excellent choice in this part of the world.

How Much Will My Hydrovac Excavation Cost?

The cost of your hydrovac excavation will depend entirely on your unique requirements. To get a better idea, please get in touch with our team for a quote.

Do you have any more questions? Please send them to us, and we will get back to you shortly. We also offer catch basin cleaning services.

Call the Canessco Kid Today

Hydrovac is the go-to technique used to find utility lines. Hydro Excavation is used in many industries, from oil and gas to construction to homeowners who need lines or utilities exposed. If you would like to learn more about this process, call the Canessco Kid today in Edmonton.


Call the Canessco Kid today to arrange a visit to your location to discuss services.


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Our hydrovac in Edmonton will keep your underground utilities safe while meeting your needs.

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