Why Use Vacuum Excavation?

Why Use Vacuum Excavation:  Vacuum excavation uses high-pressure water or air to break apart the soil or rocks while a vacuum sucks up the material. This excavation method is especially useful for utilities that are buried deep underground or in a congested area. Not only does it keep on-site crews safe on the surface—which is always our first priority—but it can also eliminate accidental line damage and trench cave-ins. Plus, it is one of the most efficient and effective methods of identifying the accurate depth of a utility.

Benefits of vacuum excavation:  The benefits of vacuum excavation are numerous:

  • Verifies the condition, type, diameter and depth of buried utilities
  • Identifies potential conflicts during the design and planning phases
  • Saves time and labor
  • Clears area for environmental boring holes

Types of vacuum excavation:  There are two types of vacuum excavation:

  • Air vacuum excavation uses high pressure air to break up soil, which is then vacuumed up into a storage or holding tank.
  • Hydro excavation removes or moves soil with pressurized water. A vacuum is then used to transfer the soil or debris to a debris tank.

Whichever type you choose, you’ll get the same result: A quick, non-destructive and cost-effective way to safely locate and expose buried utilities