If you work within the Civil Engineering or Utilities industry, you may have heard of Vacuum Excavation. This modern excavation method has been rapidly gaining popularity over the last few years, proving to be a viable alternative to manual or mechanical digging.
But why is Vacuum Excavation the right choice for your next project?
It is faster than manual digging… The Vacuum Excavator’s remote-control suction arm works by breaking up the earth surrounding the buried services and sucking up the debris through a pipe and into an inbuilt chamber. The suction arm is capable of excavation up to 2m3 per hour, which makes it a much quicker alternative to the more traditional digging methods.
It is a safer method… Vacuum 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.
It is a more reliable method… Due to its autonomous nature, a Vacuum Excavator is capable of excavating with precision and repeatability, reducing the risk of human error.
It is more cost effective than manual digging… As Vacuum Excavation is much quicker and more precise than the more traditional methods, costs can be kept to a minimum with less risk of unexpected fees from damage or project delays.