Vacuum excavation involves the use of suction generated by a vacuum lorry delivered via an air lance in order to agitate and remove material (typically soil, earth or water) from the ground.
It is typically used as a safe means of excavating for new and around existing underground utilities in any ground conditions, but has a wide variety of other applications.
Our expertise and specialist equipment allows us to carry out vacuum excavation services in a clean, tidy and eco-friendly way – in all types of locations and conditions.
Almost 200m of insertion works can be excavated in one day by a vacuum excavator. As this photo shows, a clean tidy site, pedestrian access and 2 way traffic maintained by using smaller barrier systems and no spoil on site.
Employing vacuum excavators on sites has reduced the amount of underground damage and solidifies the industries commitment to adopting best practice to avoiding damage to underground assets. The benefits of the units include: