Continuously improving by leveraging technological advancements to meet the needs of customers while balancing environmental and safety priorities, Wessuc now provides hydro-vac and coring services
NEWS RELEASE – February 21, 2018 – Wessuc is pleased to announce the expansion of services and capabilities by offering coring and hydro-vac services to new and existing customers. The introduction of these services is just another step in-line with Wessuc’s mission, to leverage technological advancements to make an environmentally safer place to live, work, and play.
Coring services are ideal when access to underground utilities and/or localized excavation are required, but open excavation is not possible. Hydro-vac services are employed to break up and remove soil when traditional digging is unfeasible.
Wessuc’s coring services are enabled by the cutting edge technology of the new Trailicor Rover by Utilicor Technologies. The Trailicor Rover is the first towable, self-propelled coring unit that can accurately core up to 24-inch diameter cores in minutes. The Trailicor Rover technologically advanced features and benefits include:
- Smooth and precise, commercial grade, hydrostatic drive propulsion system
- Easily maneuvered into tight and restricted work sites
- Equipped with the industry standard, field proven, robust Utilicor hydraulic coring system
- Four hydraulic powered stabilizer for a rock solid coring platform
- Premium maneuverability
- Integrated water tanks
- Rugged, front-facing camera with waterproof viewing screen that provides driver with a full 120° angled view of everything in front of the vehicle
“Infrastructure maintenance is a key aspect of environmental protection. Our coring equipment enables Wessuc to service our clients in a cost-effective and expedient manner. Underground utilities can be accessed for visual inspection, maintenance, and repair. This can all be done with minimal site disruption.” said Hank VanVeen, Vice President of Wessuc. “We are continuously seeking new ways to provide services and guidance to support the industry including our blogs and case studies where we feature topics like dewatering, sludge removal, biosolids, agricultural nutrient management and more.”
For more information about Wessuc’s hydro-vac and coring services, please contact your local Regional Sales Manager:
North Ontario: Lorne McCallum – lorne (at) wessuc.com
West Ontario: Frank Hartshorne – frank (at) wessuc.com
South Ontario: Adrian Tod – adrian.tod (at) wessuc.com
Established in 2000, Wessuc is a family owned and operated business that cares about the environment and how our operations affect it. We don’t just pump, clean, inspect, and haul. We continue to expand our services and our capabilities to a make a greener and environmentally safer place to live, work, and play.
We do all of this with a safety-first mindset and a quest for the latest in technological advances. We’re dedicated to constantly improving our processes and finding new ways to meet the needs of our customers. The status quo is never enough and at Wessuc it never will be.
It’s why we’re the leader in our industry and the reason our relationships with clients go beyond to just getting the job done. We really do care about and are proud of everything we do. It’s in our DNA and the only way we know how to do business.
Wessuc was awarded a 3-year contract with the Region of Durham to manage the cleaning of three lagoons at the Nonquon treatment facility just outside of Port Perry.
Wessuc was hired for the removal and utilization on agricultural land and/or the removal and alternate disposal of the sludge, sediment and weed growth. Wessuc proposed a unique solution with the use of geo-textile bags to dewater over 75,000 m3 over the 3 year period.
Technical Performance- Highlights
Wessuc pumped over 800 gallons per minute through the geo-textile dewatering bags.
Land Application- Highlights
Later in the fall the biosolids were removed from the site, and taken to licensed agricultural sites for beneficial use. In the end, the Region of Durham received a biosolids management award for the use of this innovative technology.
Looking to purchase a new Hydro Excavator this year?
New regulations came into effect in Ontario as of July 2017 which have changed how and what can be used on Ontario roads, along with who can operate the units.
Often equipment is purchased outside of Ontario. Be sure whomever you purchase from is aware of the following:
- Hydro-vac units are now defined as commercial motor vehicles, they need to be operated under a CVOR.
- As commercial motor vehicles pay attention to the driver licensing requirements for the type and weight class of the vehicle.
- Annual and daily safety inspections are now required.
- Existing equipment may need to be reclassified under your existing insurance policy to ensure coverage.
- Operators are restricted to working within the Hour-of-Service requirements and may be required to maintain a log book.
For more details and the rest of the regulations on Hydro-vac units and Road-Building Machines check out this article by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.