How do you fit conventional excavation equipment indoors? You don’t. MN Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup can take excavation indoors with our remote debris trucks and proven hydrovac methods. In fact, the use of hydrovac excavation is the best way to dig inside efficiently and safely to get the job done fast.

Indoor excavations are unique conditions, such as removing material from an indoor room, basement or foundation, attic, or vault, which aren’t accessible by conventional excavation equipment. The good news is that hydro excavation and vacuum excavation (HydroVac excavation) offer ideal solutions to these unique situations.

The process of material removal is the same as remote hose excavations, except for the fact that each excavation initiates indoors, perhaps several hundred feet away from the debris tank and other equipment that’s getting the job done.

With the debris-removal truck located in a remote area, high-power vacuum hoses and tubes are extended from the truck’s vacuum system to the indoor work site. A cutting operator using a high-pressure water lance with fail-proof trigger devices loosens the soil around the dig area while the vacuum operator extracts the slurry and loosened soil.

Just like outdoor hydrovac excavations, indoor hydrovac excavations employ a third person located at the truck while the hydro and vacuum workers operate the water and vacuum hoses.

Applications For Indoor Excavation:

  • Foundation Repairs
  • Debris Removal
  • Tunneling
  • Elevator Shaft Excavations
Roto-Rooter Hydrovac truck in front of a public building

Indoor hydrovac excavations require slightly more time than outdoor excavations due to logistics and the nature of the dig to complete the project. However, hydrovac excavations with a remotely located debris truck remains the most efficient, safest, and cost-effective method for excavating in isolated indoor locations.

Your options are endless when you choose MN Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup hydrovac excavation services. We have the experience and know-how needed to handle the most difficult and logistically complicated indoor excavation jobs. Contact MN Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Cleanup today for your indoor excavation projects!


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