Degen Excavating Blog

  • Degen Excavating Profiled in Equipment Newsletter Degen Excavating was recently profiled in Columbus Equipment Company’s newsletter. The article highlights Degen Excavating’s history from its beginnings in 1958 to the current award-winning Cairo project. Of particular note is Degen’s commitment to staying versatile and thus the ability to cater to the client’s ever changing needs. Also detailed is the Komatsu equipment utilized ...
  • Don Conaway Partnering Award Degen Excavating is honored to be the recipient of the Don Conaway Partnering Award for 2016 from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Contractors Association, Category 1 ($0 to $5 million). Established in 2013, the award distinguishes those companies whose projects and staff have exemplified best practices in successful partnering now that partnering ...
  • Hydro-Excavation in the Winter We’ve discussed the unparalleled benefits of hydro-excavating many times before, but another great advantage of this innovative technique is its versatility in regard to weather. Some conventional digging and excavation tools have difficulty during the winter months, but if properly maintained hydro-excavation equipment can be utilized year-around. Why use hydro-excavation in Winter? This technique uses pressurized ...
  • Water Blasting What is water blasting? Water blasting, also known as hydroblasting, uses a high pressure water stream (up to 20,000 psi) to clean different surfaces or process equipment. It also can be combined with an abrasive product to cut through concrete and/or metal. The force of the water mixed with the abrasive, slices through the material to ...
  • What is Hydro Excavation? Hydro Excavation Is a relatively new technique used for digging and moving soil through the use of highly pressurized water. Compared to traditional digging methods, hydro-excavation is lower risk and typically more cost-effective. How does hydro-excavation work? The highly pressurized water is used alongside an air vacuum to complete the hydro-excavation process. The water is used to ...