Industries We Serve.
At Ecotech, we offer high-quality services to a broad spectrum of industries. Through the utilization of vacuum excavation, utility locating and environmental services we deliver solutions that are not only safe and efficient but also environmentally conscientious. These industries enjoy the benefits of precise excavation with minimal disruption, while government entities and utility owners value our commitment to safety. As a trusted partner across various sectors, Ecotech is at the forefront of revolutionizing the excavation landscape through the implementation of innovative technologies and practices.
Vacuum excavation has become the preferred excavation method among utility companies across the nation due to its immense safety benefits. Accidental line damage and damage to line casings and pipe coatings are virtually eliminated, making it safer to expose energized buried lines. Digging without accurate information on the location and depth of underground utilities can be risky, and even hand-digging can cause utility damage and be slow.
Proposed utility pole holes and service pits are often located in congested municipal right-of-ways with numerous underground infrastructure lines. Vacuum excavation can physically determine on-site the location, nature, and depth of underground utility services, reducing the risk and consequences of inadvertent damage during construction.
Ecotech has experience in dealing with the challenging needs of the utility industry and offers a cost-effective and safe excavation solution. Their excavation services are fast, efficient, and keep disruption to a minimum, reducing backfill and restoration costs.
Hydro excavation is proving to be remarkably valuable for plumbing applications, from preparing for new line installations to regular maintenance and emergency repairs. Plumbing situations often require sucking thousands of gallons of water to get to the source of the problem. Ecotech’s hydrovac equipment and remote dig process can handle these jobs quickly, eliminating the need for several men to work for hours manually removing water or using small, slow hoses. With surgical accuracy and rapid vacuum capability, hydro excavation is an ideal solution for plumbing needs.
Construction activity in an electrical sub-station can be a challenging and hazardous task. At Ecotech, every team member undergoes extensive training and commits to being vigilant about their surroundings and each project’s unique circumstances. Our employees receive full training for all safety programs that utility customers require per First Verify, in addition to yearly refresher courses. As a member of ISNetworld, Veriforce, First Verify, and Avetta, our safety data and records are on file and available for inspection.
We operate with a two-man crew because having a second person to spot the vacuum excavator and provide extra eyes working in the excavation is critical to the safety of all personnel. This helps ensure that unknown utilities are spotted. Our helpers drive a support truck that contains all the necessary safety and spill equipment, as well as additional piping and supplies for adverse jobs.
At Ecotech, we can produce critical path excavation cavities like trenches, pit boxes, and pier shafts with surgical precision. In most cases, we can perform a few critical locates to get daylight on utilities so that the job can proceed at the correct depths. Our vacuum excavating can also be used to suck debris out of manholes and provide manifests for legal disposal.
Ecotech’s remote digging service is a crucial component of safe excavation for electrical and telecommunications applications.
While vacuum excavating is not intended to replace traditional excavation equipment like backhoes, excavators, and aboveground locators, aboveground locating has its limitations, and using an excavator for locating utilities is risky. The optimal solution is to use a combination of services to achieve the lowest job cost. Remote digging allows us to excavate in hard-to-reach areas with limited access, structural congestion, and overhead clearances, including interior spaces.
Ecotech is an essential partner in assisting developers and townships with Development Dedications. Using hydro or air excavation, Ecotech can straighten and repair valve boxes without needing to remove sidewalks, driveways, and landscaping, which is often required with traditional excavation equipment. An 8-inch hole is sufficient for the repair with hydro or air excavation, and the material can be immediately used for backfill and restoration, resulting in significant cost savings. Additionally, Ecotech utilizes vacuum excavation to assist with catch basin cleanouts by removing mud and debris collected during construction.
The vacuum excavation trucks are also suitable for sinkhole restoration, providing lower costs and less disruption by preserving the sinkhole’s small diameter, requiring minimal concrete filling. Residential developments often have utilities below ground, parallel to sidewalks and streets. Ecotech can safely excavate in these highly sensitive areas with minimal disruption to the surrounding area, resulting in reduced repair costs for sidewalks, flower beds, fresh grass, and roadways. Retention ponds frequently harbor sinkholes due to their accumulation of large amounts of storm water. Ecotech’s trucks can park up to 400 feet from the problematic area and use their hose to excavate remotely.
We prioritize safety and are a natural choice for any excavation situation in construction settings.
Engineering firms have a responsibility to their clients to stay up-to-date with the latest codes and construction practices while also keeping their projects on schedule and within budget. As natural problem solvers, engineers often encounter challenges such as unknown underground utilities, highly sensitive fiber optic cables, or congestion due to obstructions.
Ecotech’s Vacuum and Utility Locating Services uses advanced equipment for all pre-excavation and site planning needs. Our multi-step process assists in obtaining SUE quality level.
Our goal is to identify both the type and location of underground utilities in order to prevent damage to them and the surrounding environment. Our trained technicians prioritize quality work, resulting in better designs and improved damage prevention efforts. Save time, money, and resources by using our services.
Transportation industries including airports, roadways and railway infrastructure all depend on safe and efficient digging to ensure minimal disruption to traffic. At Ecotech, we understand that our utility locating and vacuum excavation methods have a positive impact on the communities we serve. By virtually eliminating the risk of accidental hits to underground utilities, we prevent power outages, fires, floods, utility damage, injuries to workers and bystanders, inconvenient traffic disruptions, mandatory evacuation procedures and costly interruption to businesses and construction projects.
The oil and gas industry places great emphasis on the safety and integrity of its pipelines and facilities, which transport millions of dollars worth of pressurized gas or crude oil through a complex network of pipelines across North America. Vacuum excavation is often required by contractors to ensure the safety of buried infrastructures during new construction and installations. This method can help locate pipeline crossings and verify the existence, depth, and orientation of buried infrastructure, especially when new plants or compressors are built on top of old facilities where the extent and location of underground lines are unknown.
Ecotech is committed to providing safe excavation services for plant and facility maintenance, including excavating around high-pressure lines in congested areas. The use of vacuum excavation and safety training not only minimizes costly incidents involving pipeline damage but also increases production rates and lowers costs on most maintenance projects.
Vacuum excavation has numerous applications within the municipal construction industry. Municipal authorities and townships utilize this technology for various purposes such as replacing broken valve boxes, sub-surface utility engineering, cleaning out catch basins, and storm drainage systems, pump stations, utility line locating, fire hydrant maintenance and replacements, and emergency sewer and water line repairs. Excavating the ground is necessary for installing streetlight posts, road signs, traffic lights, etc. Vacuum excavation technology uses high-pressure water or air to cut through the soil to create precise and accurate holes and locate underground utilities. By utilizing Ecotech for these tasks, there are fewer traffic disruptions, less surface damage, no service disruptions, and greater public safety.
At Ecotech our team possesses a deep understanding of waste management complexities and maintains strict adherence to regulatory and safety requirements for the disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Ecotech is well-equipped to develop an environmental strategy that is cost effective and efficient for your organization. Our staff receives extensive training throughout the year, including certifications in OSHA Hazwoper 40, Confined Space Entry, OSHA 30, DOT HAZ, and other relevant areas, ensuring a highly skilled and safety-conscious workforce.
Industrial properties such as manufacturers and refineries have significant subsurface infrastructure and many difficult areas to access. Vacuum excavation is ideal when access to the dig site is restricted due to overhead clearances, structural congestion, physical obstruction, narrow access road or unstable soil conditions. The process and equipment allow Ecotech to reach areas in which conventional excavating equipment will not fit. Industrial vacuum hoses and tubes are stretched from the dig site to the truck, which can be parked hundreds of feet away. This leaves a clean job site and a virtually a non-existent footprint. Ecotech operators have full safety training and are prepared for your unique application.