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Digging With Water to Repair Broken Water Mains

Thanks to C.J. Erickson’s new self-contained Hydro-Excavation truck, very demanding water main breaks are repaired quickly with a level of safety and precision simply not achievable by traditional methods.

After receiving a recent call from a commercial customer who suspected a water main break, our crew arrived at the site and called J.U.L.I.E. Close proximity to utility poles, other buried utility lines and overall safety concerns would have made it extremely difficult and costly to excavate using standard equipment. Instead we used our Hydro-Excavator to uncover all buried utilities and expose the broken water main. While the repair was being made, additional hydro-excavation enabled us to keep the area exposed and control the water.

Instead of using a back-hoe or many man-hours to dig a trench in a very tight, demanding location, our Hydro-Excavator dug a very narrow, precise trench by forcing 2000 to 3000 PSI water through a steel nozzle. Resulting water and slurry were vacuumed into our self-contained debris tank and removed from the site.

Our customer benefited from fault-free, safe underground repairs made in a timely, cost-efficient manner – made possible by our investment in clean, precise Hydro-Excavation technology.


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