Hydro Excavation

Advanced hydro excavation trucks and skilled teams

Equipment and Expertise.

Hydro Excavation Services in Kansas City

Delivering hydro excavation services to the Kansas City region, Kissick Construction utilizes the most state-of-the-art hydro excavation trucks and a highly trained and qualified team to perform this scope of work. Hydro excavation is an excavation process that uses high pressurized water to loosen the soil while a high-powered vacuum is used to remove the loosened soil and subsoil.

Excavating Safely and Precisely

Hydro excavation can be a smart choice in a variety of use cases.

When below ground utilities are unknown or known to be crowded, hydro excavation can expose below ground lines safely and efficiently. Hard to reach excavations or debris removals can be accomplished with the aid of the hydro excavation truck’s extendable boom and hoses. The precision of hydro excavation lends itself to narrow soil trenching while the possible use of hot water allows for use on frozen subsoil.

Team Lead

David Kissick



DAVID KISSICK | Vice President / Estimator


Utilities, Trenchless Technology, Site Development


David has served in many capacities at Kissick during his 20+ years of experience. From low-man on a crew to pipe foreman to “gopher” in the office to estimating and managing multi-million dollar projects, David has experienced a lot in his young career. David serves as an estimator on a variety of underground utility and earthwork projects. He has also led the firm’s expansion into self-performing trenchless sewer pipe rehabilitation work.

Fun Fact

He is a 5th generation Kissick in the construction business. He has 5 children with his wife Monica, and a Border Collie named Roxy.

Hydro Excavation Benefits

Utility Locating

Hydro excavation is a safe and efficient way to dig around delicate and important private and public site utilities. Not only can hydro excavation be more efficient than hand digging and probing, it is also a safer method than traditional excavation. By utilizing hydro excavation, Kissick Construction can uncover underground utilities without the risk of damaging the utility.


Hard To Reach Excavations

Kissick Construction’s hydro excavation equipment have the ability to excavate areas from 100’s of feet away from the truck or trailer. This allows Kissick to reach and excavate areas that a trackhoe may not be able to access.


Soil Trenching

Kissick Construction’s hydro excavation equipment is ideal for excavating narrow trenches without the risk of affecting the surrounding areas not needing to be disturbed. This method is ideal for conduit installation. Our operators use a highly pressurized hand held wand that allows for precise excavations, which can help minimize restoration and backfill costs.


Debris Removal

Kissick Construction’s hydro excavation equipment is also ideal for removing debris from structures or areas that can be hard to reach. Utilizing the equipment’s boom and hoses allow for more flexibility, mobility and accessibility.


Cold Environment Excavations

As one of Kansas City’s premier heavy civil contractor, Kissick Construction knows how difficult it can be to excavate in extreme cold. Our hydro excavation equipment allows for cold weather digging because our units can use hot water that breaks up frozen soil. Even in cold and/or freezing weather conditions, Kissick Construction can get the job done.


Potential Cost Savings

Kissick Construction’s hydro excavation crews are smaller than your typical open cut excavation crew. Utilizing the precise hand held wand, our operators can excavate in exact locations, reducing the costs of backfill and restoration.


A small sample of our many clients

Axiom Construction Group
North Kansas City Hospital - Meritas Health

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From Our Partners

“Your team performed at the top of their game –  they kept safe, accomplished a quality installation, and in an extremely timely fashion – all while you worked through 3-½” of rain… 
During normal operations or challenging times I know we want Kissick on our side.
I honestly still can’t figure out how you did all that work in those conditions. From the NKCH family – THANK YOU SO MUCH!”

– Nic Riesenberg, CHFM, CHC, LEED

Vice President of Facilities and Support Services, North Kansas City Hospital

“On behalf of Turner and the NKCH team, we want to thank you all for your hard work this past weekend. Not only did you work around the clock to complete an already difficult task, you did it in non-favorable weather conditions. It’s projects and tasks like this that remind us why we choose to partner with Kissick.”

– Nick Durand, LEED Green Assoc.

Kansas City SPD Division Manager, Turner Construction Company

“We have had a long standing relationship with Kissick Construction and are looking forward to future endeavors together. Most recently on the Kauffman Stadium Project you could not have assembled a better team. This was a difficult project with considerable time constraints that went very smoothly because of their efforts.”

– Travis Lourens

Vice-President/Partner, Kelly Construction Group

“It’s really been a joy to work with them. They are not only great contractors, but incredible people first. We look forward to many more opportunities working with them in the future.”

– Vince Stephens

President, Axiom Construction Group

“I wouldn’t recommend digging a 38 foot deep pit in the center of your manufacturing plant without Kissick.”

– Dan Bruyn

Director of Operations, Pentair Flow Technologies

“The can-do attitude of the Kissick group is infectious. It positively impacts everyone it touches.”

– Rodney Michalka

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction

“There is no better compliment to an organization than to continue to receive work from clients based on relationships and satisfaction. Kissick goes above and beyond in both of those areas.”

– M.R. Wehrly, P.E.

Engineering Manager, Energy, Black & Veatch

“I don’t work with another company I trust more than the owners and associates at Kissick.”

– Ron Lockton

President, Lockton Companies

“As a customer, having high-caliber customer-focused companies such as Kissick to participate in our projects, makes life a lot easier.”

– John Frick

Director Electrical Production Engineering, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

“From the earliest days of planning the project all the way through the punch list, the Kissick Team’s expertise, experience and skills were integral to our success.”

– Sarah Hill Nelson

President, The Bowersock Mills and Power Company

“Nothing ahead of you is bigger or stronger than the power of Kissick Construction behind you.”

– Nan Tiehen Bone

President, St. Teresa’s Academy