How to Tell If You’ve Got Serious Drainage Problems

04/01/2018 Nathan Muirhead

Do you suspect that you’ve got a drainage issue at your home or business but you’re not sure what to do? The best thing to do is call a drain professional to assess the issue and fix the problem. At HydroVac, we have over 35 years of combined experience fixing drains, unblocking drains and more […]

Homes vs. Drains: Critical Issues for Homeowners

03/01/2018 Nathan Muirhead

Drain issues in your home can include more than just drain blockages, leaking drains, or cracks. At HydroVac, we have the expertise and the most up-to-date equipment, including drain CCTV cameras, to find and fix common drainage problems in your Auckland or Christchurch home. Drain Problems for Homeowners that Require Fast Fixing Small drainage problems […]

Why Your Old Stormwater Drain Needs to Be Checked

15/12/2017 Nathan Muirhead

Stormwater drains are designed to remove excess water from footpaths and roofs by funnelling away water from your downpipes and grates. If your stormwater drain is old, it could typically be at risk of multiple flaws, including collapsed sections, blockages and fracturing. These issues can affect adjoining areas and blocked stormwater drains can lead to […]

Air Lance in Action

18/10/2017 Lianne Rooney

NO this is not using water it’s our new air lance! NO mess and NO damage to the tree roots. Product that is vacuumed up can be tipped on site and can be reused for reinstatement. AMAZING!! NOW BEAT THAT . . .

Maintaining Your Stormwater Drainage Systems

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

Roof and Gutters – the First Line of Defence Your roof and gutters make up the first line of defence against stormwater. Your roof needs to be intact and able to channel the flow of water towards the gutters, which in turn need get it to the downpipes. If they’re not doing their job, most […]

Managing Waste – the Ancient Roman Way

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

The Ancient Romans were famous for their water and wastewater systems. They truly were the hydraulics engineers of the ancient world.  Wastewater systems and management were slow to progress after the Roman period, and in most cases, they declined. In fact, many primitive wastewater systems contributed to outbreaks of typhoid and cholera in the Middle […]

How CCTV Cameras and Hydro-Jetting Are Revolutionising Drainage Services

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

Many people don’t realise that advanced, waterproof CCTV cameras are an essential part of a drainage specialist’s  equipment. Cameras provide visual access to many hard to reach places – especially the insides of drains – meaning experts can now get accurate and precise information about a blockage. In the past, drain unblocking involved a lot […]

Hydro Excavation and its Potential for Archaeology

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

Hydro excavation is a non-destructive form of digging, so it’s potential for archaeological dig sites is huge. Traditional excavation used by archaeologists is destructive and time-consuming in nature. It usually involves deep penetration of soil, and once a site is excavated, it is gone forever. Most of the time, the artifacts and soil cannot be […]

Newsletter 12

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

Summer is near – message from Dave the General Manager   We are nearing Christmas, and while I may have been a bit quick to think winter was on it’s way out, it will be summer before we know it. We have had a record couple of months and I’m really happy with how the […]

Newsletter 11

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

Message from our General Manager We are now on the downward side of winter and it has been a particularly cold and wet time. But business has not slowed and we endeavor to continue to meet our clients’ needs and their expectations. I am very proud of the whole HydroVac team who despite the bad […]