Vacuum Excavation

If you have anything to do with Civil Engineering or Utilities you have probably already heard of Vacuum Excavation.

This modern excavation method has been rapidly gaining popularity over the last few years, proving itself to be a viable alternative to manual or mechanical digging. Check out some of the top reasons why people are choosing to employ the use of a Vac Ex…

  1. It’s faster

    The Vac Ex’s remote control suction arm work by breaking up the earth surrounding buried services and sucking the debris through a pipe and into an inbuilt chamber. The suction arm is capable of excavating up to 2m3 per hour, making it a much quicker alternative to traditional digging methods.

  2. It’s safer

    Vacuum Excavation (sometimes called suction excavation) only requires one operator and foregoes the need for mechanical diggers or manual digging. This means that the risk of injury from collapsed trenches or service strikes is greatly reduced.

  3. It’s more reliable

    Due to its autonomous nature, a Vac Ex is capable of excavating with precision and repeatability, reducing the risk of human error.

  4. It’s cost-effective

    Because Vacuum Excavation is so much quicker and more precise than traditional methods, costs can be kept to a minimum with less risk of unexpected fees from damage or project delays. Read our cost comparison sheet here for more info on cost-effectiveness.


About us:

With over 17 years’ experience, Pier UK has the largest Fleet of Vacuum Excavators in Europe. Based in St Helen’s, Merseyside, our highly trained operators work up and down the country to provide the best service possible to our valued customers.

Included in our specialist fleet are vehicles specifically designed for any terrain whether that be Highways, city centres or even off-road.

Find out more about Vacuum Excavation or request a quote here.