Vacuum Excavation

Merut Construction specializes in an alternate, highly efficient, non-destructive excavation process utilizing the innovation of our unique fleet of powerful equipment – hydrovac trucks.

Our professional fleet and team allows us to perform two types of surgically precise digging: hydro excavation and air excavation.

Hydro Excavation

A sophisticated process of digging trenches or holes using highly pressurized, heated streams of water to break up the soil. The muddy, watered-down soil, or slurry, is then suctioned out by a heavy-duty vacuum and stored in nearby debris tanks or trucks, which transport it to a designated off-site location.

Also referred to as : hydrovac, hydro trenching, and soft digging

Air Excavation

A method of excavation that uses compressed air to break up the ground soil before siphoning it through a vacuum hose. This process has the unique ability to backfill dry soil.

 Also referred to as : airvac, pneumatic, and air-knife excavation

This non-destructive method to safely dig around buried infrastructure has gained great momentum, and its applications in construction digging continue to become increasingly valuable and easily considered the future of digging across the industry.

Industries & Applications

Vacuum excavation is safer and more reliable digging method that carries across multiple industries.  Remote digging, daylighting, potholing, test pitting, trenching and slot trenching, piling holes, cold weather digging, and pelleting are all services we perform for our clients to unearth and manage sensitive pipes, lines, and cables in the ground.

Explore more with Merut Construction’s gentle excavation for your project of installation, maintenance, repair, locating, exposing, and accessing underground infrastructure.



  • Water and sewer pipes
  • Gas pipelines
  • Pole holes
  • Soil pits
  • Fiber optic and telecommunication cables
  • Electrical lines and manholes
  • Substation trenches, pit boxes, and pier shafts



  • Subsurface utility engineering
  • Utility lines
  • Streetlights, road signs, and traffic lights
  • Buried pipes, cables, and wires
  • Valve box installation and repair
  • Sewer and water lines

Oil & Gas


  • Pipelines and pipeline crossings
  • Buried infrastructure
  • New plant and compressor station construction



  • Valve boxes
  • Underground cables
  • New developments



  • Fiber optic lines
  • Broadband network construction

Engineering Firms


  • Subsurface utility engineering
  • Utility lines
  • Streetlights, road signs, and traffic lights
  • Fiber optic cables

Benefits of Vacuum Excavation

  • Minimal environmental impact
  • Faster, more precise digging
  • Less manual labor and overall risk
  • Decreases project expenses
  • Less weather delays; vacuum excavation can be performed at most temperatures
  • Eliminates damage from harsh hand or mechanical excavation
  • Prevents environmental and equipment damage
  • Reduces buried utility strikes
  • Adaptable to soil needs
  • Cleaner working environment

Our professionals are ready to safely meet your project demands.