Using a Vac-Ex was the best choice for work on this water treatment plant in which the Vacuum Excavation project was successfully completed for a well-known Civil Engineering company who were looking for a safe and efficient way to excavate around the buried cables.
The area was congested with high-voltage cables along with fragile data cables, making traditional excavation methods too high-risk to use. Employing the use of a Vacuum Excavation offered the very best solution for this project as it allowed the work to be completed in a safe and efficient manner.
Excavation in high-risk areas such as those congested with high-voltage cables often require the use of a Vacuum Excavator as it carries a much lower risk of personal injury from cable strikes due to its precision based remote-control power arm. In much the same way, the risk of damage to fragile cables, such as data cables, is greatly reduced as the suction arm is able to lightly and expertly lift the ground from the buried services, with very little force. This means that it carries a much lower risk of service strikes.
Along with numerous safety benefits, Vacuum Excavation also offers a faster, more cost-effective solution. A standard Vacuum Excavator can remove 2m3 of spoil per hour, while the inbuilt skip can hold up to 10m3 before it needs to be emptied. This means that 1 Vacuum Excavator has the ability to do the job in a fraction of the time that it would take an entire team or a single digger, making a significant saving on labour hours.
As the industry leaders in Vacuum Excavation, PIER (UK) will listen carefully to their customers’ requirements and provide a solution that is suitable for the job at hand.