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Hydrovac Excavation Services

Hydro vacuum excavation, or hydro excavation, is the leading soft dig non-destructive excavation technology that utilizes high pressure water (hot or cold) to move or remove soil while simultaneously vacuuming it out. This allows for a non-destructive and more accurate way to excavate soil.

Hydrovac technology does not leverage any mechanical means to excavate soil or debris, thereby eliminating the possibility of damage to underground infrastructure, such as:

  • Gas Pipelines
  • Electrical Wire
  • Fiber Optic Cables
  • Water/Sewer Pipes

If the ground is frozen, no problem. Our Hydro Excavation trucks have an enclosed boiler that allow us to run hot water and concur any frozen ground situation

If the area to Hydro Vac is hard to access, no problem. We can add additional hose and pipe to reach those areas which are located far from where the truck is required to park.

Is HydroVac right for you? Contact Adler today for a free job consultation and quote.

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Benefits of Adler HydroVac Excavation

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

Why Choose Adler Hydrovac


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 over 20 years which is the “REAL BENEFIT” in dealing with Adler. 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 hydro excavation needs.

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The Best Trucks in The Industry

Explore Our Hydrovac Truck Specs:

  • Height: 13′
  • Length: 39′
  • Water Tank: 1200 Gallons
  • Water System: 10 GPM at 2500 PSI
  • PD Vacuum: 5250 CFM At 2000 RPM
  • Boom: 7′ With 320 Degrees Rotation
  • Heavy Duty, Self-Grounding Rubber Hose: 22” From Centerline Of Truck
  • 21 Yard Debris Box (Industry Standard Of 15 Yards)
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Hydrovac technology does not leverage any mechanical means to excavate soil or debris, thereby eliminating the possibility of damage to underground infrastructure

Industries Served By Adler HydroVac

Our hydrovac trucks are environmentally friendly and equipped with 1,200 gallon tanks that blast away soil with jets of up to 25 gallons of water per minute, at rates up to 3,500 psi. With 40+ years of experience, Adler has a skillful team and cutting edge technology to successfully complete hydrovac projects in any of the following industries:


  • Gas Distribution
  • Telecommunication
  • Electric
  • Water & Sewer

Oil & Gas

  • Production
  • Pipelining
  • Refining


  • Heavy Highway
  • Airports
  • Railroad


  • Civil Site Work
  • Basement Excavation
  • Landscape Exavation


  • Coal Power Plants
  • Fly Ash Clean Up
  • Gas Fired Plants


  • Site Remediation
  • Geo Tec Holes


  • Exploratory Excavations

24 hour turnaround time

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Applications for Hydrovac Excavation

Hydrovac Excavation Pot Holing

Pot Holing Excavation / Day Lighting Excavation

Potholing, or daylighting, is the process of digging to expose underground utilities, live gas lines or live electrical lines to the “light of day” for inspection or to determine the utilities’ location. This process works to increase productivity, enhance project safety, and decrease the overall costs of the project. Pot holing and Day Lighting are just two of the Hydro Excavation services we offer.

Piling Hole Excavation and Pole Excavation

Whether the hole you need is 2 feet deep or 50 feet deep Adler’s Hydro Excavation is the perfect solution for digging pole and piling holes. This type of Hydro Excavation is exactly to size, clean and precise.

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Hydrovac Excavation Slot Trenching

Slot Trenching Excavation

Slot trenching is the process of digging narrow trenches for pipe or cable installations, or viewing intersecting underground utilities. Since conventional slot trenching is dangerous and time consuming, and cannot dig narrow enough trenches, hydro excavation is the best option for slot trenching. Hydro Excavation provides accurate and precise digging without the use of heavy equipment creating a much safer environment.

Air Excavation

When hydro excavation isn’t practical or possible. Adler Industries uses compressed air, instead of water, to break up soils and materials and then vacuums all of the broken soil up into the debris tank. Air excavation method is suitable for locating underground utilities, such as electrical cables, gas lines, fiber optic cables and other types of underground utilities.

Hydrovac Excavation Air Excavation

Air Excavation VS Hydro Excavation

Air Excavation uses high pressure air to cut and dig through soil to a specified location under the ground. Hydro Excavation uses high pressure water to accomplish a similar goal, however the two differ in their level of digging intensity.

Air excavation is a low impact style of excavation. It is generally used when the utilities beneath the surface are sensitive and require careful navigation. The aspect of non-conductivity is appealing when dealing with underground utilities, such as electric cables, gas lines, fiber optic cables and other types of underground utilities. Air excavation is often times also quicker than Hydro excavation because there is no need to dispose of or import any soil. However, Air Excavation, although possible, has a limited impact in comparison to Hydro Excavation on solid or frozen ground.

Hydro Excavation has a more intense impact on tougher ground. Hydro Excavation is sometimes preferred because of the way the water brakes up the soil and erodes ground, such as clay, faster than air. This style of excavation might be quicker when dealing with select soil but if the site requires a backfill, Air Excavation would be a quicker method. Another difference between the two to consider are the necessary materials. Hydro Excavation of course requires water as its main resource, so it is helpful to factor in travel distance from a dump site.

Both methods of excavation have their pros and cons for certain scenarios. In some instances, both styles of excavation are used to complete a job. Consider an excavation type by means of safety first, and the decision will always be correct.

Hydrovac Services for the Entire Eastern Seaboard

We provide hydrovac excavation services 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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Safety Is Our Priority

Adler Safety Certifications

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 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

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