Hydro Excavation

Digging our way to excellence since 2013

We offer a variety of hydro excavation services to complete your underground project in a safe, efficient, and eco-friendly manner.


Hydro excavation is the process of using highly pressurized water and an air vacuum to dig or move soil in a designated area. We work with utility providers, municipalities, construction companies, contractors, and other related industries to provide high-quality and environmentally safe excavation services using our state-of-the-art hydrovac equipment. Whether you need to access a utility line, dig a trench, or remove debris on a worksite, our team will get the job done on time.


Compared to manual digging or traditional excavation techniques, hydro excavation is a safer and more eco-friendly process. It also requires less manual labor and reduces the likelihood of damage to utility lines, making it a more cost-effective option for industries who need underground access to install, maintain, and repair most utility lines and pipework. Our expert team prioritizes safety and precision with each dig, to ensure the procedure is done correctly while minimizing destruction in the surrounding environment.

Industries We Serve

Companies from a variety of industries need access underground for many reasons, typically installation, maintenance, or repair of subsurface equipment. Whatever your excavation project may be, our team at Greenway Environmental will get the job done quickly and on time. Some of the major industries we serve include:

Piling Hole Excavation

Structural support systems like poles, signs, or fence posts often require narrow, yet deep holes for installation. Through the process of piling hole excavation, our hydrovac uses a pressurized water hose to cut through soil as our vacuum removes excess dirt to dig a hole in a precise diameter and depth.

Compared to traditional digging methods that use heavy machinery, piling hole excavation is safer, less destructive, and more cost-effective.

Cold Weather Digging

Excavation projects do not stop in the winter, but are certainly more challenging to complete when the earth is frozen. Cold weather digging with hydro excavation is a convenient and environmentally friendly way to dig during cold months. Instead of coal or wood, we use pressurized hot water from our state-of-the-art equipment to quickly thaw the soil, allowing us to keep underground projects moving forward even when the temperature dips below freezing.

Exposing Utilities

Underground utilities and pipelines need to be regularly inspected for cracks, leaks, or other damage. Hydro excavation is a seamless and safe method to fulfill this important task, which is often referred to as “exposing utilities,” “potholing,” or “daylighting” in our industry.

Using heavy machinery to dig underground increases the risk of further damaging utility lines and causing destruction to the job site. Our hydrovac can quickly access underground utilities for quick maintenance or repair, especially during emergencies when people lose access to these essential facilities. 

Slot Trenching

In addition to inspecting utility lines, hydro excavation is a convenient method for installing pipes, cables, and other conduits underground through the process of slot trenching. Greenway Environmental can create narrow, yet deep trenches to complete subsurface installation jobs efficiently and accurately. 

Debris Removal

Removing excess debris, unwanted materials, and wreckage from construction or demolition sites can be a hazardous and time-consuming task. At Greenway Environmental, our capabilities help us expedite this process by safely hauling away landscaping and other rubble from these projects to designated disposal sites using our large, specialized vehicles.

Remote Digging

Some excavation sites in remote areas are difficult to reach with a backhoe or heavy machinery. If large equipment does get through, it can cause traffic congestion and inconvenience for citizens living in these communities. Our hydrovacs can be positioned remotely to complete urban excavation projects from a distance, using a long hose to help minimize disruption while we complete our excavation work.


Contact our team to learn how hydro excavation can benefit your underground project and get a free estimate!