Sometimes it can be hard to explain up the kind of work we do at HydroVac but here’s a snippet of what a normal day might include for our team. On this particular day we had:
Tyler and Peter using a hydro-excavation truck for a pre-build check to find the depth of the main sewer line running through the boundary.
Scott and Alan from our CCTV division checking a suburb’s stormwater. Our robots were crawling into the drains to check for blockages, as well as capacity, to ensure the stormwater system was coping with the current housing levels. (Fun fact: The most common blockages our CCTV team come across are from roots, silt and leaves, but they’ve also come across clothing, rabbits, possums, kids’ toys and things we can’t print here…!)
Scott and Joseph with our hydro-excavation truck, working on the City Rail Link (CRL) project in the city, using high-pressure water to free up a tree stump for removal. For added complexity, the tree roots were growing around services, which needed to be treated with care so as not to rupture them.
Our AirX team at Auckland University’s new rec centre, using air to safely excavate and expose services. This was a site with tough access — the job was 70m away from where we could park the truck! See our video on how we made that work below!