Hydro Excavation is a safe and non-destructive form of excavation. By utilizing high pressure water and industrial strength vacuums, Hydro Excavation safely breaks up soil and removes it with surgical precision through vacuums into a debris tank. This highly effective task is perfect for working in situations where there is danger of damaging underground utilities. Because hydro excavation uses water to break up the soil, there is no risk of utility damage while utilizing this technology. Hydro Excavation is often referred to as: vacuum excavation, potholing, daylighting, and hydrovac excavation.