Located in California
Badger Daylighting Ltd™. (“Badger”) is North America’s leading provider of non-destructive hydrovac excavation services. Badger traditionally works for contractors, engineers, and facility owners in the oil and gas, power, municipal, transportation, industrial, and commercial construction industries.Our key technology is the Badger Hydrovac System, a truck-mounted hydrovac excavation unit that is used primarily for digging safely in areas with buried pipes and cables. Unlike traditional mechanical excavation, the Badger Hydrovac uses a pressurized water stream to liquefy the soil cover, which is then removed with a powerful vacuum system and deposited into a storage tank housed on the truck.
Badger has been designing and manufacturing the Badger Hydrovac System for more than 20 years, continually improving the safety, efficiency, and productivity of the system. Equipped with the most advanced vacuum excavation equipment, Badger then provides hydrovac services to thousands of customers across North America.Badger crews, customers, and employees provide invaluable feedback on ways to improve the technology. Those ideas are evaluated by an in-house engineering team and the best ideas are incorporated into the design of the next generation of Badger Hydrovac System, making it safer, more reliable, easier to use, and more productive.
Today, Badger Daylighting’s™, fleet of more than 1000 hydrovac vacuum trucks provide excavation services to more than 100 US and Canadian locations and their surrounding areas.
Badger Daylighting's mobile hydrovac excavation systems offer many advantages compared to traditional hydraulic powered trenching and excavation machines. Our excavator systems use water and vacuum technology to quickly and cleanly blast through dirt and rocks to expose pipeline, utility and electrical systems or to open the ground for future work. Digging trenches using general excavation techniques also poses potential safety hazards when excavating around buried gas lines and hydro utilities. The Badger Hydrovac provides a safe and non-destructive alternative to conventional backhoes or other mechanical means.
Badger’s most obvious advantage is speed. Excavation projects that previously took days can often be completed in hours. Equally important is safety: using hot or cold pressurized water to excavate and expose buried utilities such as gas, electrical or phone services significantly reduces the risk of damage.
Protecting the environment
Environmental damage and restoration costs are also significantly reduced using Badger’s hydrovac system because surface damage in the surrounding excavation zone is greatly minimized.
Our Excavation Services
Industrial Hydrovac Applications
Badger’s hydrovac excavator systems service a wide variety of specialized excavation, trenching jobs:
Many companies find that subcontracting their vacuum excavation is a cost-effective solution that reduces risk and increases productivity.