A highly qualified team committed to providing the highest standard of professional hydrovac services in Edmonton and North Central Alberta.



Based in Nisku, Alberta, The Hydrovac Company (formerly Complete Hydro Vac) provides the highest level of professional hydrovac service to clients throughout north-central Alberta. Our modern fleet of high-performance Tornado F4 Slope Tri-Drive hydrovac trucks is professionally managed and operated by a skilled and experienced team that is deeply committed to your success.

Our technical expertise is grounded in a detailed understanding of all geological and climatic factors that can potentially impact your project. Each project is guided by The Hydrovac Company Ground Disturbance Code of Practice – which is setting the standard for consistency.

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1807 – 8th Street
Nisku, AB, Canada T9E 7S8
MAIN 780 955 5055


For today’s utility, construction and pipeline clients, the success of a project is not simply measured in terms of getting the job done on time and on budget.

The Hydrovac Company’s exceptionally skilled and highly trained crews are committed to meeting the highest standards of safety and professional conduct – in busy urban settings or remote jobsites. We work in close collaboration with all members of the project team to ensure the project’s success.

Depending on your requirements, we can provide our services on a project-by-project basis or through an ongoing service contract.


The Hydrovac Company is the newest member of the Crossing Group, a company dedicated to providing a full-service offering of trenchless construction solutions to clients across North America. Visit our website to learn more about our Ground Disturbance Code of Practice, our safety protocols, our environmental practices, project profiles and more.

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Tunnel Boring and Pipe Jacking Systems are used to hydraulically install underground pipelines up to 4.2 m (168 in) in OD range within strict alignment and grade tolerances. The likelihood of settling or sloughing is very low. Wheel machines are equipped with various cutter heads and sand shelves. A closed-face attachment is available for boring in unstable ground conditions. This versatile system can be easily adapted to work with any jacking pipe, in any pipe joint length. It can accommodate a wide range of pipe diameters.

Tunnel Boring Machines are used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata. They can bore through hard rock, sand, and almost anything in between. Tunnel diameters can range from 1 m and exceed 15 m (3 ft to 49 ft).

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A boring technique commonly used for installing oil & gas pipelines ranging from 51 mm to 1067 mm (2 in to 42 in) in diameter without leaving casing in the ground. Product pipe is welded to steel casings and either pushed or pulled through the ground in sections. The casing is cut off and removed, leaving just the product pipe. Maximum installation length is 150 m (492 ft).

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A pneumatic hammer is attached to the inside edge of the casing. The front of the DTH breaks cobles, boulders and even solid rock into small pebbles or dust. The spoil makes its way through the hammer and into the casing, where it is removed by airway augers.

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A Guided Boring Machine (GBM) is used to install 305 mm to 3.6 m diameter pipe (12 in to 144 in) with grade and alignment precision. It is commonly used for installations 50 m to 150 m in length (164 ft to 492 ft) or when line and grade accuracy is critical in displaceable soil. Our GBM is extremely versatile and our customers continually approach us with new applications.

The pipe installation involves a two-step process where launch and reception shafts are strategically located to minimize surface disruption. A pilot tube with a theodolite guidance system is then pushed through the ground at the precise grade and alignment specified in the design into the reception shaft. A reaming head is welded to the pilot tube and the casing and the pilot tube is used as a guide to install casing. The GBM can be used in conjunction with auger boring or pipe ramming methodologies.

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Pipe Ramming is used in a wide variety of soil types including gravel, cobble or sand. A pneumatic hammer is attached to the back of the casing pipe and driven through the material at any angle: from horizontal to vertical. The material is cleaned out of the pipe using an auger boring machine. Pipe Ramming methods are used for pipe diameters of 305 mm to 3.6 m (12 in to 144 in).

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