Cold Weather Digging

Cold weather digging by hydrovac excavation is the safest, and sometimes only, method for frozen ground excavation. The colder months can bring most jobs to a halt; however, with a hydrovac excavator on the job, like Adler, cold weather digging is a breeze. Read on to learn more about the benefits of cold weather digging by hydrovac excavation:
  • Cuts through frozen ground
  • Safe and Efficient
  • Grants accessibility to hard to reach sites
  • Best practice to reach underground utilities
  • Environmentally Friendly

HydroVac Excavation

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Benefits of Adler Cold Weather Digging

  • Fully Insured
  • 40+ Years of Experience
  • American Made Company
  • 24/7 Emergency Response
  • Cost Effective
  • State-Of-The-Art Equipment
  • Safer Method Of Digging
  • Reduced Liability

Digging Process

Hydro Excavation is the safest method and best practice for cold weather digging. Pressurized, heated water is injected into the surface of the frozen soil, immediately thawing the frost to create a slurry that can be quickly removed through an industrial vacuum. Heated water will circulate through the system while the hydro vac is on standby to prevent freeze-ups. This method allows for a safe and efficient digging and excavation process.

Digging Benefits

Hydro excavation is beneficial for many reasons. The most important benefit of hydro excavation in cold weather is that it can cut through frozen ground. Equipped with high power coil heaters, the trucks allow for smooth excavation in harsh winter conditions. In colder months, it’s common for some construction sites to become less accessible. Vacuum excavation trucks can reach 400 feet from the main site, creating ease of accessibility. An additional benefit of cold weather digging with hydro excavation is that it is essential when working with buried underground utilities. Hydro excavation lowers the risk of damaging lines with high-pressure water Using a hydro excavator is essential for cold weather digging when working with buried underground facilities. Hydro excavation lowers the risk of damaging lines with high-pressure water. This is especially helpful when dealing with unknown underground lines that only a hydro excavation team could workaround. Hydro excavation also can thaw out the following: frozen water lines, fire hydrants, trucks, and equipment.

Why Choose Adler Cold Weather Digging


We are family-owned and operated for the past 40 years and still going strong. We were the main vac truck contractor in 2001 doing the clean-up of the World Trade Center disaster, Hurricane Sandy, and BP Oil spill in the Gulf. We’ve worked over the years for literally 1000’s of general contractors, building owners municipalities, and manufacturers. Many of our employees have been with us for over 20 years which is the real benefit in dealing with our company. Knowledge and expertise yields efficiency and safety which together will save you time and money in the long run.


With Adler, you will find a positive solutions-oriented attitude. Our team is always accessible and eager to respond to your needs. At every level of our organization, you will see a commitment to consistently high customer satisfaction. We are driven to be your single source for all of your cold-weather digging needs.
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When working through cold weather conditions, it is important to remind yourself and your workers of the effects of Cold Stress. This is an important and vital part of safety preparations. To learn more about Cold Stress, read the article Winter Weather: Plan. Equip. Train., published by OSHA.

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We believe in safe environments. Safety is not only the law, it is our goal; we consistently strive for zero risks for both our employees and customers. Our comprehensive Health and Safety policy along with our focus on employee training allow us to create the safest environment possible. Therefore, we have achieved:
  • Compliance with Adler’s health and safety policy
  • Compliance with all government, client-specific, or site-specific requirements
  • 40 hour hazmat training
  • Confined space training
  • Full medical cards on drivers
  • Physicals and fit tests on employees
  • Random drug tests
  • Site specific training on all jobs – Tail Gate Safety Meetings
  • Appropriate clothing and protective equipment
  • Immediate identification and report of safety hazards or unsafe work conditions

Cold Weather Digging for the Entire Eastern Seaboard

We provide Cold Weather Digging for the following areas:

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Florida
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