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Hydro Vacuum Excavation

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Hydro Vacuum Excavation Services within Northern California and Phoenix Arizona

At Bess Utility Solutions, we specialize in providing top-tier hydro vacuum excavation services across Northern California.

Our state-of-the-art hydro vacuum excavation methods ensure precise and safe excavation, minimizing the risk of damage to underground utilities and infrastructure.

Whether your project is located in the Bay Area, East Bay, or Central Valley, our team of experts is equipped to handle all your excavation needs with efficiency and accuracy.

An Overview of Hydro Vacuum Excavation

Hydro vacuum excavation is a non-destructive excavation method that uses high-pressure water to break up soil, which is then removed by a powerful vacuum system.

This technique is ideal for safely exposing underground utilities, such as gas lines, electrical cables, and sewer systems, without causing damage.

Potholing Utilities in Hayward, CAVacuum Excavation in Ontario, California
Utility Potholing Services in Fresno, CAAir & Hydro Excavation in Sacramento, CA

*We also provide high-quality services for potholing with vacuum excavation in Phoenix, AZ.

Why Choose Hydro Vacuum Excavation

Hydro vacuum excavation offers several benefits over traditional excavation methods:

  1. Safety: This method significantly reduces the risk of damaging underground utilities, ensuring the safety of workers and infrastructure.
  2. Precision: The high-pressure water allows for precise excavation, making it easier to locate and expose utilities accurately.
  3. Efficiency: Hydro vacuum excavation is faster and more efficient, reducing project timelines and costs.
  4. Environmentally Friendly: The non-invasive nature of this method minimizes disruption to the surrounding environment.

Hydro Vacuum Excavation Services by Bess Utility Solutions

Comprehensive Excavation Solutions

Bess Utility Solutions offers a full range of hydro vacuum excavation services in Northern California. Our versatile fleet of vacuum trucks, with 10 and 12 Y tank capacities, can handle both small and large excavation projects.

We also support the hauling off and disposal of wet and dry spoils, ensuring a clean and efficient excavation process.

Safe and Efficient Excavation Methods

Our hydro vacuum excavation in NorCal utilizes the safest and most efficient methods for safe digging. We expose utilities being surveyed and provide solutions to mitigate underground utility-related risks prior to excavation.

Our highly-trained field associates precisely locate underground utilities to help designers plan their construction projects and eliminate potential damage.

Our Process

  1. Securing Permits: We begin by securing all required permits to ensure compliance with local regulations.
  2. Safety Meetings: Our team conducts safety meetings to outline the excavation plan and address potential hazards.
  3. Traffic Control: We implement traffic control measures to ensure the safety of our crew and the public.
  4. Field Work: Using advanced hydro vacuum excavation techniques, we expose and document underground utilities with precision.

Applications of Hydro Vacuum Excavation

Hydro vacuum excavation is suitable for a variety of applications, including:

  • Utility Location and Exposure: Safely locate and expose utilities for maintenance, repair, or new construction.
  • Potholing/Daylighting: Create small, precise holes to visually confirm the location of underground utilities.
  • Trenching: Excavate trenches for installing pipes, cables, and other infrastructure.
  • Debris Removal: Remove debris and soil from construction sites, ensuring a clean work area.

Combining Air and Hydro Vacuum Excavation

To ensure superior performance, we will use a combination of air and hydro-vac trucks to collect critical utility data. This hybrid approach enhances our ability to handle diverse soil conditions and project requirements efficiently.

Surface Restoration Methods

Once we have located and identified critical subsurface utilities for your project, our restoration crew members will perform surface restoration per city and county standards using one of the following methods:

  • Temporary Cold Patch: The excavation site is refilled with some of the excavated material, aggregate, and a solvent. We use our compaction equipment to ensure the surface is restored and can be used immediately with this temporary restoration.
  • Hot Patching: Similar to temporary cold patching, but the exposed area is typically on a street or asphalt. The excavation site is covered with hot material and compressed to ensure the integrity of the patch.
  • Keyhole Technology: For more critical excavation sites, we use our Keyhole technology to remove and protect the surface structure. Once the excavation is complete and the utilities are located, we restore the surface to its original state, leaving almost no evidence of our excavation.


Our deliverables range from a basic picture report with a tabulation of utility data to a survey-grade shape file or AutoCAD drawing. This flexibility ensures that we meet the specific needs of your project.

Benefits of Choosing Bess Utility Solutions

Expertise and Experience

With years of experience in the industry, Bess Utility Solutions has built a reputation for providing reliable and efficient hydro vacuum excavation services in the Bay Area, East Bay, and Central Valley.

Our team of experts is trained in the latest excavation techniques, ensuring your project is completed to the highest standards.

Advanced Technology

We use the latest hydro vacuum excavation equipment to deliver precise and accurate results. Our technology allows us to handle even the most challenging excavation projects with ease.

Customer-Centric Approach

At Bess Utility Solutions, we prioritize customer satisfaction. We work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and provide tailored solutions that meet their project requirements.

Comprehensive Services

From securing permits to completing the excavation, we offer a full range of services to ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish. Our comprehensive approach saves you time and effort, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your project.

Why Bess Utility Solutions is the Trusted Expert

Bess Utility Solutions has earned its reputation as a trusted expert in hydro vacuum excavation for several reasons:

  • Proven Track Record: We have successfully completed numerous projects, demonstrating our ability to deliver high-quality results.
  • Advanced Equipment: Our investment in the latest technology ensures that we can handle any excavation challenge with precision.
  • Highly-Trained Team: Our field associates are trained to the highest standards, ensuring safe and efficient excavation practices.
  • Commitment to Safety: We prioritize safety in all aspects of our work, from securing permits to conducting safety meetings and implementing traffic control measures.

Get Started with Bess Utility Solutions Today!

Experience the benefits of precise and safe hydro vacuum excavation with Bess Utility Solutions. Our expertise in hydro vacuum excavation in NorCal ensures that your project is handled with the utmost care and precision.

Choose Bess Utility Solutions for your all your vacuum excavation needs in Northern California. Reach out to us for expert hydro vacuum excavation in Central Valley, Bay Area, and East Bay, and ensure your project’s success.Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist with your next project.

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Luigge Romanillo
I dropped off some hardware to get tested and Brian was not only knowledgeable, but also very accommodating with his overall service. We definitely plan on using them again for future testing.
John Murphey
JC Construction Company prefers to use Bess Utility Solutions for our vacuum excavation needs. The performance from their personnel is exceptional and the work is performed to our satisfaction every time. We have referred them out to some of the companies we work with, and they have also been satisfied with the work ethic, performance, and prompt scheduling.
Jessica R.
Working with BESS Utility Solutions was a seamless experience. Their team was responsive, efficient, and thorough in their work. They took the time to understand our project needs and provided comprehensive utility locating services that exceeded our expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to enlist their services again and would recommend them to anyone in need.

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