Hydro Excavation

Sometimes referred to as “soft digging”, hydro excavating utilizes pressurized water to break up soil and a high-pressure vacuum tank to remove the debris. This process provides a non-destructive means of safely locating utilities and causing less impact to the site.


  • Less site disturbance and less invasive to existing underground utilities
  • Can be used to verify the material, invert size, and condition of utilities up to 30 feet deep
  • Precise excavation without shoring
  • Remote digging up to 200 feet away


  • Line locating (utility lines, etc.)
  • Excavations around utilities that conventional equipment could damage
  • Excavations in areas not accessible with conventional equipment
  • Slot trenching
  • Cleaning areas with heavy sludge or solids
  • Tunneling under structures without removing them

Degen Excavating offers complete hydro excavating, hydro blasting, and sewer jetting services. Our highly trained operators and technicians are focused on safety, performance, and quality. We currently use Super Products hydro excavators specifically designed for superior performance in any environment.

  • 1,000 gallon capacity water tank set-up
  • 18 gallons per minute water pump and 714K BTU water heater
  • Heated and insulated water return lines
  • Rear-mounted boom with a 360° range of motion

These trucks are engineered with the latest technology used in hydro excavation equipment. We now maintain four trucks and our staff has over 50 years of combined experience between supervisors and operators.

We pride ourselves on providing the safest and most efficient hydro excavation services possible. We do this by providing quality training to our operators and keeping our trucks outfitted with some of the best tools in the industry.