Hydro-excavation is an effective method of removing or moving soil by utilizing hot, high-pressure water to loosen the soil and dig a hole. The excess material is then suctioned into a tank to be disposed of at a designated dump location. Hydro-excavation, also known as hydrovacing, causes significantly less mess than conventional drilling methods and is a much safer way to excavate around gas and service lines, posing little to no risk to buried utilities. Unlike other more traditional methods of excavation, hydrovacing can be done year-round. By utilizing hot water to aid the melting process, cold weather and frozen soil are non-issues.