Excavation, slot trenching, shoring, utility locating, tank and pipeline cleaning

By: Badger In  09-12-2011
Keywords: excavating, Vacuum Excavation

Badger traces its success to two main factors: equipment and experience.

Each Badger unit is manufactured in-house and then put into the field with trained operators. Unlike traditional trailer-pulled backhoe units, Badger’s excavators are powerful and efficient machines designed specifically for excavating large volumes in minimal time. Saving time for a contractor means saving money – and Badger delivers.

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Badgers provide a cost-effective and safe excavating solution around energized lines. In hard-to-reach locations, Badger can dig by remote access up to 122m (400’) away. Their precise excavations preserve landscaped property, minimize ground disturbance and greatly reduce backfill and restoration costs. Applications can include power pole holes, trenching and test holes.

Hydrovac excavators are typically used for exposing crossings (daylighting) and slot trenching, primarily for contractors who do construction and maintenance work. Badger excels anywhere performance is crucial, and specializes in extreme situations where typical vacuum excavation equipment has limited success. This includes deep holes over 9.1m (30’), high volumes (thirty plus daylights per day), and slot trenching as narrow as 7.6cm (3”) wide and up to 91m (300’) per day. Other unique applications include utility pole holes, excavations inside buildings, debris removal, and the sinking of shoring cages over buried facilities up to 8.5m (28’) deep.

Extreme winter conditions pose little challenge for Badger as our units carry onboard heaters capable of heating the water to allow excavating in frozen earth to any depth of ground frost, thus eliminating the need for ground thawing.

We promise our customers the absolute highest productivity provided by experienced and professional crews. If we can’t increase our customer’s productivity, save time, improve safety and ultimately save them money, then we shouldn’t be there. Badger consistently proves their effectiveness for non-destructive excavating in the most difficult congested grounds and challenging conditions. The company is currently involved on dozens of ongoing projects across Canada and the United States including DOT work, fiber optic installations, refinery maintenance, and pipeline facility work.

Many companies find that subcontracting their vacuum excavation is a cost-effective solution that eliminates risk and increases productivity. They don’t want to buy a vacuum excavator, maintain it, train employees to run it, mobilize it and then find it can’t perform on the jobsite. They’d rather pick up the phone and have a Badger unit show up anywhere in the United States and Canada.

Keywords: excavating, Vacuum Excavation

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What is shoring? - Badger Assisted Shoring Systems (BASS

These shoring products are used to ensure safe access to buried infrastructure by securing or “shoring” the walls of an excavated site. The result is cost effective and safe access by regulatory standards to the buried infrastructure with minimal environmental impact. Badger Shoring Systems is an industry leader in the design, engineering and supply of excavation shoring systems.


Debris Removal/Cleanouts and environmental restoration

Badger removes practically any type of material (earth, water, sludge, spills, debris, etc.) that needs to be excavated or displaced. We can backfill with any type of material and sod or patch the surface to leave a clean, fully restored excavation site. Badger has removed as many as sixty full tanks of debris from a single culvert cleanout. The use of our water system also assists with cleaning during or after debris removal.


Service and Maintenance Pits - Badger Daylighting

Badger excavated service pits serve a variety of functions in the oil and gas and electrical and water/sewer utility industries. Badgers can safely expose both known and unknown buried utility lines as new gas lines and tie-ins are installed. The communication industry requires service and splice pits. Slot trenching for installation or investigation.


Badger hydrovacs can bore up to 50 holes in one day

Digging installation holes for all types of poles including: power poles, traffic signals, light standards, signs, fence posts, etc. Digging installation holes and foundations for structural support (varying diameter and depth). A single Badger unit has dug as many as fifty pole holes 61cm diameter x 2.1m deep in one day. Piling holes may be exploratory (friction piles) or full depth.


Hydrovac Slot Trenching - Badger Daylighting

Badger slot trenching provides a safe and non-destructive method of digging trenches for water lines, wiring and pipeline installations or excavations. Badger has dug trenches up to 3,000 feet long. Badger trenching for waterline installation.


Potholing. We call it Daylighting

Potholing or Daylighting safely exposes underground utilities without risk of damage compared to convential backhoe digging. Daylighting is a more comprehensive term - it means exposing underground utility lines to daylight. Both terms are used to describe the excavating of buried facilities using vacuum excavation. Most people call it potholing but we at Badger prefer daylighting.