Hydro Excavation

Description and Use

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Porta Kleen provides the personnel and technology to meet your non-destructive hydro excavation and trenching needs. Porta Kleen’s hydro excavation process provides a safe alternative to conventional digging methods such as track hoes, augers, backhoes and bulldozers. Unlike traditional mechanical excavation, damage or disruption to critical underground utilities is minimized by using pressurized water, in addition to high-power vacuuming. This method of excavation can significantly reduce the risk of damage to site infrastructure.


Porta Kleen’s safe hydro excavation technology can complete a typical excavation project in a fraction of the time compared to conventional digging methods.



  • Most powerful water pressure and suction in the industry to easily excavate frozen ground
  • Non-destructive soil and debris removal, trenching remote digging, and potholing reaches locations where traditional excavation may not be possible
  • Rear-mounted boom offers impressive range of motion and pivot
  • Tilt-ejection unloading provides fast and thorough removal of debris
  • Surrounding area and soil remain undamaged which increases efficiency and decreases downtime
  • Remote controlled vacuuming and water system allowing for one man operation
  • Integrated fall-protection harness decreases safety-related incidents



  • 19' to 27' reach, 335 degree total range, 45 degree upward pivot, 25 degree downward pivot
  • 6480 CFM 27" blower
  • 3200 PSI water pumps
  • 1,800-gallon water tank with 18 GPM flow
  • 12-yard debris tank
  • Remote digging to 600-feet


Service Area

Porta Kleen's Hydro-Excavation services can be obtained through our Columbus OH and Pittsburgh PA locations. Please call 800-972-3800 for your quote today.