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Ecotech Hydro Excavation
Slot trenching is a common use of hydro and air excavation.

Slot Trenching

Slot trenching is a common use of hydro and air excavation. Pressurized water or air is used to cut thin, accurate trenches of various dimensions, typically 6 to 24 inches wide and up to 8 feet deep. This method is effective in locating utility lines when their location is unknown. Ecotech also utilizes slot trenching for installing pipes, sprinkler systems, cables, signs, posts and other utilities underground, as well as for narrow trenching around the perimeter of a foundation for the installation of grounding wires or electrical lines. With vacuum excavation, slot trenches require minimal backfilling, leaving established landscaped areas clean and requiring far less restoration than other methods.

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With Ecotech you get service with a GREAT attitude! It has a way of being contagious! Always pleased with the experience !

Construction Manager

Utility Contractor

We used Ecotech on a project in Myerstown, PA. In the utility world, we are programmed for conventional auger methods for pole sets. We are sold on their vacuum excavation method after their scope of work was complete.

District Manager

Electrical Contractor

Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum excavation is digging by using a vacuum to break apart material with high-pressure water or air.  Vacuum excavation is also referred to as hydro excavation, air excavation, remote excavation, soft digging,  and preventive excavation.


Ecotech is a full service environmental company with decades of combined experience.  We provide our customers with an environmental strategy along with the quality of service they demand.

Utility Locating

Ecotech Utility Locating Services uses advanced equipment for all pre-excavation and site planning needs.


Ecotech Hydro Excavation, LLC

Local: 717-400-5550
Toll-Free: 855-GoEcotech

Corporate Headquarters

349 Buck Road, Suite 3
Quarryville, PA 17566

Maryland Location

542 Jones Road
Severn, MD 21144



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