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Hydro Excavation Services in Manitoba

Hydrovac Service for Gimli, Winnipeg, and Throughout Manitoba

GS Vac Truck Service has the trucks and experienced operators needed for any hydro-vac job in Manitoba. Please call or submit our contact form to get started on your job. Are you looking for a cost-effective and non-destructive excavation service that also has a minimal impact on the environment? GS Vac Truck Service, a division of Gimli Septic Service, offers a safe and effective hydro excavation service that suits your business needs and urgency. We use a high-pressure water & vacuum system to locate utilities safely and perform various excavation work. Further, the hi-rail hydro-vac allows us to operate on both rail tracks and conventional roads to meet the needs of a wide range of clients. If you want us to meet your hydro-vac needs with our equipment, experienced operators, and expertise, contact us today to get started.


How Does Hydro Excavation Work?

Hydro excavation, also known as soft digging, is the process of removing layers of the soil with pressurized water instead of traditional mechanical equipment. The water loosens the soil of the targeted surface while the vacuum is used to suck up the soil and other debris, allowing the operators to dig and create a deep hole without leaving any permanent damage to the surrounding area. This technique is popularly used to uncover existing utility lines and pipe systems.

Hydro Excavation vs Traditional Methods

Unlike traditional excavation methods, hydro excavation or soft-digging uses high-pressure water and a truck-mounted vacuum to locate underground utilities, including gas and water lines, power cables, telephone cables, and other utility infrastructures. In the cold climate, hydro-vac service is particularly beneficial due to its ability to quickly cut through frozen ground and frost, reducing the chance of damage and costly repairs of mechanical excavating equipment.


Additionally, hydro excavation can be done in critical or hard to reach areas with minimal or no destruction to the surrounding environment, wherein traditional methods can damage trees and landscaping. We are happy to assist you, give us a call to let us know about your requirements.

Why Should You Choose Hydro-Vac Services?

Hydrovac excavation is a popular alternative to traditional excavation methods. Here are some advantages:

  • Safe and minimally invasive: Hydrovac excavation is the most minimally invasive and safe technique. It does not break or tear down into underground structures while uncovering utilities. Hydrovac excavation also poses a minimum risk to passersby, unlike mechanical excavation, which requires the site to be shut off until the work is completed.
  • Higher precision: Hydrovac excavation is performed through a handheld pressurized wand. It allows the professionals to maneuver around tight quarters quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Resulting in lesser dumping of materials and subsequently less spending on restoration.
  • Cold Weather: Even during the winter months, it can penetrate through frozen grounds easily. It requires less manpower as compared to conventional methods.
  • Clean and Organized: Since debris is stored in container, disposed materials are not left to gather on the road. This avoids traffic disruption and any inconvenience to the public.

What is Hydro Excavation use for?

Hydro excavation is quickly gaining popularity since it saves more time and is less invasive compared to traditional methods. Here are some of the most common uses of hydrovac services:

  • The removal of debris
  • Finding underground utilities beneath the soil surface
  • Line installation
  • Sign installation
  • Pole installation
  • Potholing
  • Inspection and repairs of sewer and water lines

Contact Us

Whether you need to locate a broken pipeline or expose an underground utility line, we will ensure the job is done safely and efficiently. Contact the team at GS Vac Truck Service for reliable hydrovac service from highly experienced professionals. You can call us or send an email to to learn more about our emergency services.

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Gimli Septic Service
19083 PR 519 Rd 104N,
Sandy Hook, MB

R0C 1B0

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Mailing Address

Box 2011, Gimli, MB, R0C 1B0

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Emergency services available for industrial sites

24/7 Hydro Excavation Service


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