Safety • Sensibility • Solutions
Flippin’s 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 Flippin’s 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 Flippin’s 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.
Flippin’s is southern Nevada’s leading provider of non-destructive hydrovac and potholing excavation services.
Flippin’s provides hydrovac excavation services to customers across the Las Vegas valley. Hydrovac excavation is a non-destructive method of excavation that uses pressurized water and a powerful vacuum to quickly and safely expose buried pipes and cables. Since the early 90’s, Flippin’s hydrovac service has helped customers accomplish their goals. The Flippin’s Hydrovac provides a safe and efficient alternative to conventional methods of excavation. Not only does Flippin’s service enhance workplace safety, but it has proven that it can help increase customer productivity by more than 300%.
- Pole Holes & Piling Holes
- Service Repair Pits
- Debris Removal & Tank Cleanouts
- Shoring Installation
- Oil & Gas
There is a wide variety of vacuum excavation equipment available to industry today. There are trailer-mounted units and truck-mounted units. There are units that dig with air, and units that dig with water. The common denominator to all types of vacuum excavation equipment is that they are designed for non-destructive excavation. What differs will be the equipment’s capabilities and rate of productivity. The Flippin’s Hydrovac System is a highly capable vacuum excavation system that has been designed to work effectively in the most challenging operating conditions.
The main features of Flippin’s hydrovac service include:
Flippin’s safety standards are developed and implemented by an in-house team of safety professionals. Our safety standards meet or exceed those set by many oil and natural gas producers and large utilities. Flippin’s experienced, thoroughly trained crews have a proven ability to work safely around all types of utilities, including energized cables.
The Flippin’s Hydrovac System incorporates technology that allows it to achieve productivity many types of vacuum excavators can’t match. Increased productivity reduces project timelines and the total project cost for customers, while improving safety at their job site.
Field experience provides Flippin’s with an invaluable source of ideas for improving the efficiency and safety of its hydrovacs. As a result, the Flippin’s Hydrovac design incorporates many unique features to achieve performance levels above those of other vacuum excavators, including truck-mounted units, trailer units, industrial cleaning units and sewer flushing trucks.
At sites with limited access, the Flippin’s Hydrovac’s long water and vacuum hoses – plus its powerful vacuum – enable crews to work more than 600 feet away from the truck and dig at depths greater than 40 feet. Flippin’s Hydrovac System is also designed to work effectively in all soil conditions, including tough clays, rocky soils and frozen ground.
Badger Hydrovacs are designed to excavate frozen ground in extremely cold conditions. The Badger Hydrovac uses a coiled heater to produce hot water for liquefying frozen ground, while vital components are protected from the elements and heated. These features enable Badger to provide safe excavation solutions year-round.
Flippin’s Hydrovacs excavate with precision, leaving a clean hole that requires less restoration work. Daylighting can significantly reduce the customers’ restoration costs, which can amount to more than 25 percent of a utility project’s total cost.
Flippin’s expertise extends beyond its best-in-class hydrovac technology. Before work begins, Flippin’s Managers develop an excavation plan for each job site. Flippin’s field staff are experts at integrating hydrovac services with customer operations, ensuring the customer gets the most value out of Flippin’s services.