Coast Hydro Excavating is a locally owned company with a fleet of hydrovac trucks serving  Powell River, qathet and Comox Valley, Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland.

Project Highlights

Hydrovac has a variety of applications, including safely exposing underground utilities, excavating in sensitive environments, uncovering buried oil tanks, locating exact placement of utilities, conducting soil sampling and analysis, mine and oil field maintenance, pipeline maintenance and repairs, and more.

Hydro excavating is accurate, non-destructive, time and cost efficient. Check out a few of our projects.

Bringing high-speed Internet accessibility to rural & remote communities along coastal BC, Haida Gwaii & Vancouver Island.
Coast Hydro Excavating is working with City West with a federal contract to place subsea fibre-optic cable, stretching from Prince Rupert, south to Vancouver, then around Vancouver Island. Currently, Coast Hydro is working with City West in the Sayward area to assist the directional drilling crews by locating the depth and position of underground services such as sewer, water and hydro. As existing village blueprints might be out of date, hydrovac is used when the fibre is laid under streets, driveways and parking lots.

Sayward is located in the Strathcona Regional District and the following communities will benefit from the Connected Coast Project:

  • Cortes Island
  • Gold River
  • Kyuquot
  • Quadra Island
  • Sayward
  • Tahsis
  • Zeballos

In total, it is estimated that the project has the potential to benefit 175,000 British Columbians living in 90,000 households.

Lafarge’s Texada Quarrying Ltd. has been operating the quarry since 1998. According to Jonathan Moser, Director of Environment and Public Affairs at Lafarge, “We believe it’s a 200-plus year deposit.” The mine currently employs about 90 people.

Two Coast Hydrovac trucks help get the quarterly maintenance completed. Our hydrovac trucks were on service to help complete the mine maintenance, including cleaning the large conveyor belt of debris.

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Industries and sectors we serve include municipalities, utilities and commercial, industrial construction, and residential. We strive every day to meet the needs of our customers so projects get completed on time and on budget. With our two locations in Powell River and Comox Valley, we are able to provide service for customers anywhere on Vancouver Island, as well as the sunshine coast and qathat region on the mainland. We can facilitate diverse jobs, as our fleet includes single, tandem, and triaxle vacuum trucks with industry-leading blower capacity. We are all about establishing long-term relationships with our clients and giving back to the communities we live and work in.

  • Fast quotes guaranteed for 15 days

  • Competitive pricing

  • Emergency call out 24/7

  • Experienced operators

  • Family owned and operated






6:00am – 6:00pm