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Hydro Excavation – Soft Dig

Shenandoah offers hydro excavation services throughout the state of Florida and Southeast Georgia. Since 1976 we have been the leader in providing expert inspection, repair, and maintenance to all types of private and public utility companies, towns, municipalities, and industrial & commercial enterprises. Also referred to as soft dig excavation, the process is ideal when it’s necessary to excavate various underground utilities such as natural gas lines, T1 lines, high voltage electrical lines, water lines, and much more. In addition to being far less invasive than traditional mechanized trenching, it’s also much safer for workers as it reduces the risk of electrocution, trench cave-ins and other risks involved with traditional digging methods.

Hydro Excavation is an excellent way to excavate areas without causing damage to underground utilities.

Hydro Excavation Soft Dig

The Hydro Excavation/Soft Dig Process

Shenandoah utilizes the latest state-of-the art soft dig technology. Different projects call for different methods. Jet Vacuum trucks employ either pressurized water and air to break up the soil while a powerful air vacuum system removes the debris and captures it in a slurry tank. When the job is completed the slurry can then be used to backfill the excavated area. This process is faster, safer, less invasive, and less expensive than traditional mechanical excavation methods. Damage to the surrounding soil or underground facilities can be avoided.

Projects Suitable for Hydro Excavation/Soft Dig Excavation


Trench Digging


Gas & Water Lines


Sewer & Pipeline Maintenance & Repair


Slot Trenching


Piling Hole Excavation


Access to Underground Telecommunication Lines


All Underground Utility Projects


Potholing/Daylighting to inspect underground systems


Geotechnical Drilling for Site Analysis and Soil Stabilization Prior to Construction

Call or contact Shenandoah the next time your project calls for hydro excavation/soft dig technology.





Stormwater and Sewer Cleaning and Inspection


Our Inspection, Restoration, and Maintenance, (IRM) Program has helped maximize the performance of our customers sanitary and stormwater systems for over 45 years.