Professional Hydro Excavation Services in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, TX

Hydrovac Excavation

Rueben Group Hydrovac Services

Hydro Excavation is a vital aspect of any project involving the development of buildings, roads, or infrastructure of practically any kind. However, traditional excavation methods come with their own set of challenges, such as potential damage to utilities, safety risks, and other inefficiencies. Thankfully, new and innovative advancements in hydro excavation technology offer a modern and efficient solution to make your next excavation project a stunning success. Learn more about what our team here at Rueben Group can provide with our hydrovac services in Dallas, TX, and the surrounding areas.

Rueben Group Hydro Excavation

Hydrovac technology, which combines high-pressure water and a vacuum system, makes the excavation process safer, more precise, and environmentally friendly. Simply put, hydro excavation is a non-destructive digging and excavation method that streamlines the excavation process while minimizing risks and maximizing efficiency. 

Our team at Rueben Group has a vast wealth of experience working with hydrovac systems to successfully tackle excavation jobs ranging from potholing and trenching to daylighting, slot trenching, and beyond. Plus, we’re committed to delivering superior results no matter which of our excavation services you need. So, contact us at 945-227-1077 if you’re ready to discover how helpful hydrovac services in the Dallas area can be.

Our Comprehensive Hydrovac Services

Hydro excavation can be used to approach a number of excavation services that would otherwise face a range of risk factors typically associated with more traditional means of excavation. Our comprehensive selection of hydrovac services here at Rueben Group includes all the following:

Utility Location and Exposing

The most common use for hydro excavation services is to locate and safely expose underground utilities. This can apply to countless types of utilities, ranging from water and gas lines to electrical conduits, telecommunications cables, and more. 

Potholing and Trenching

Hydro excavation is also used to create highly precise potholes and trenches. These can then be used for a variety of purposes, most commonly involving utility installations, repair work, or general maintenance services. Of course, this remains a preferred option for many utility workers as it minimizes the risk of damaging any utility infrastructure.

Slot Trenching

Another everyday use of hydrovac technology is the creation of slot trenches. Compared to traditional means of excavation, hydro excavation is able to create trenches with minimal disruption to the surrounding area. This tends to be the preferred option for installing and maintaining pipelines, cables, and conduits in busy urban environments.


Pipeline And Facility Maintenance​

Our hydrovac services at Rueben Group aren’t only relegated to excavation work. Hydro excavation can also be used to clean and maintain industrial facilities, such as pipelines, tanks, etc. The high-pressure water and vacuum system combination that hydrovac technologies offer makes removing debris, sludge, and buildup a simple process, all without causing damage to the infrastructure itself.

Environmental Remediation

Finally, hydro excavation can also be used during environmental remediation projects. Whether it be an oil spill or chemical spill of some kind, hydrovac’s primary use in these situations is for the safe removal of contaminated soil and hazardous material. This helps clean up the site efficiently and ensures that hazardous materials don’t have time to cause further harm to an individual, given area, or property.

If you’d like to learn more about what each of our individual hydrovac services in Dallas, TX, can offer, reach out to our team at 945-227-1077.

Our Streamlined Hydrovac Service​

Step 1: Consultation & Site Assessment

Every project kicks off with a detailed consultation to grasp your specific needs, followed by a site assessment to identify challenges and plan our approach, ensuring a tailored strategy from the start.

Step 2: Custom Planning

Based on our initial findings, we will develop a personally tailored plan that considers all critical factors to ensure our hydrovac process is practical and eco-friendly.

Step 3: Advanced Technology & Expertise

Our commitment shines through our use of the latest hydrovac technology and the expertise of our team, guaranteeing precise and efficient hydro excavation with minimal environmental impact.

Step 4: Precise Execution

Armed with thorough planning and the best tools, we execute with unmatched precision, strictly adhering to safety protocols to protect our excavation team and your site.

Step 5: Review & Support

Post-service, we review our work to ensure your complete satisfaction and remain on hand for any further support, emphasizing our dedication to excellence and client success.

Other Services

Emergency Utility Repair

Sewer and Water Line Installation

Storm System

Septic System

Catch Basin

Grade Ring Adjustments

High-Quality Fire Line Services From The Rueben Group

Contact The Rueben Group for Fire Line Installation & Maintenance in the Dallas Fort-Worth Area

If you have questions about fire line services or would like to request a free quote, please send us a message or call us at 945-227-1077

Rueben Group FAQ

Generally speaking, in order to prepare the ground for a concrete slab the first step is to remove all the organic material such as sod and topsoil, it is preferable to excavate down to clay. In order to create a proper base a minimum of 6 inches of compacted Flex Base should be installed under the slab so you must take into account the thickness of the slab plus the 6 inches of flex base and excavate to the desired depth. If you have not removed all the organic material at this point it is best to continue excavation and then build up with select fill or flex base to the desired elevation. The flex base must be installed in layers and properly compacted with a plate tamper or roller.
Historically, there was only one type of septic system, and it consisted of a septic tank and a leechfield. This type of system is now called a ‘standard’ or ‘conventional system.’ As information has improved about how soil structure reacts to wastewater, the septic system industry has improved too, and the technology has evolved to treat wastewater more effectively. This is great news, not only for the sake of improved technology and reliability for consumers (you!), but because our groundwater resources are now much better protected from contamination. There are many types of septic systems, with a conventional or standard septic system being the least complicated kind. The other most common types of OSSFs are: -Aerobic Systems with Spray irrigation -Aerobic system with drip irrigation -low pressure dosing (LPD system) These models are more complex than the standard system and need more maintenance, but they may be necessary to treat wastewater properly. The type of system you need for your own property depends on the properties of the soil and the regulations set by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
An on-site sewage facility or septic system, disposes of wastewater on-site. All of the wastewater must seep into the soil on the property and not rise to the surface of the ground or discharge into a roadside ditch or stream or gully. Since all systems do not use septic tanks to treat wastewater, these systems are called on-site sewage facilities (OSSF).
If your property is not within reach of a public sewer line and if your project will generate wastewater, then the answer is yes. A building equipped with bathrooms, sinks, kitchens, washing machines, etc., will generate wastewater. Older properties with inadequate or malfunctioning facilities are required to have a new facility installed or the existing facility upgraded.
If you live in an older home it is a good idea to have have a camera inspection done on your line at least once every year in order to detect any issues prior to them becoming major problems. Before you purchase a new home, you should have a camera inspection on the sewer line.
Typical signs a line needs to be replaced are sewage backups, slow draining of your sinks and other fixtures. Sometimes there are no signs at all. It is always recommended to have an inspection done prior to a problem arising to determine the condition of your line. This is a quick and inexpensive thing to do and will give you peace of mind or at the very least warn you of any potential issues.
First thing you would want to do is solve the current problem. You should start with a drain cleaning company or plumber, if you are having a problem contact us and we can arrange this. Next you will want to contact your home insurance to arrange cleanup. And then you will want to find out what the problem is and correct it, the drain cleaning or plumbing company will be able to tell you what the problem is.
Pipe bursting is a method that can be used to replace a sewer line. The process is simple in theory, an access pit is dug either in your basement or outside your home to reach the sewage line. Another pit is excavated at the city connection point for your home. The existing pipe is then cut and removed at each end. A steel cable is then fed into the pipe from one end and a coned cutting head is then pulled through the old line with a hydraulic puller. The steel cable is then re-fed through the old pipe where a larger head is then attached. On the other side of this head the new seamless plastic pipe is attached and then it is all pulled into place at once. Once pulled though the old line the new pipe is connected on both ends, the holes are backfilled, and you are now up and running with a new sewer line.
There is no one answer fits all, it is always dependent on the condition of your existing line and the number of obstacles present on your property. If your existing line runs under a structure such as a deck or garage of expensive landscaping then pipe bursting will generally be the best option. If your line does not run under any structures then it depends on the condition of your existing line. If you have any long sags in the line or if it is already collapsed then pipe bursting may not be the best option, even though it is less invasive it is not always the best method to replace your sewer line.
Generally, for most residential lines it is a 2-day process from start to finish. You can expect to be without water and sewer services for 4-5 hours total from start to finish.
There are different grades and types of pipe used to replace a sewer line, polyethylene pipe is generally what is used. When pipe bursting, we use HDPE (high density polyethylene pipe) this is preferred because it can be fused together to make a seamless pipe as long as is required. When doing open excavation, we recommend SDR-35 poly pipe it is typically green, PVC schedule 40 pipe can also be used. SDR-35 is more flexible and the joints have rubber seals to avoid leaks during movement. Schedule 40 pvc is glued together however if the ground shifts the connections can crack and leak, we prefer these products over HDPE when doing open excavation as it is more rigid and much easier to ensure a constant 1 percent slope when installing the line. There are many different products available for use however we choose to only use the best quality and highest grade available to us as this should be a repair that lasts the lifetime of your home.
Yes, you need a permit in order to replace a sewer line in the state of Texas, In some cases small repairs may be completed without one however most work will require a permit in order to be properly completed.
In Dallas underground utilities need to be installed by a bonded utility contractor, or in some cases a master plumber is able to pull a permit in order to install them. If you need more information, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.