Daylighting is the term used for uncovering and exposing underground utilities to daylight. PDI uses a non-destructive method of excavating known as hydro excavating or ‘soft dig’. Soft dig is recognized as a best practice when working in areas underground utility congestion and in frozen ground.
Precision Daylighting’s hydrovac services utilize pressurized water and a powerful vacuum system to excavate, pothole and efficiently expose buried utilities. The water is delivered through a handheld wand to cut through soil, which is simultaneously removed by the vacuum and stored in an on board debris tank. Our hydrovac trucks are equipped with an on board boiler that allows the water used to be heated in frozen ground applications. This allows PDI to be as efficient in frozen conditions as we are in other seasons of the year.
Mechanical excavators present a danger of damaging buried utility infrastructure. Hydro excavation is designed to eliminate damage and more efficiently work in congested areas.