Vacuum Excavation Project: Canal Bank

PIER (UK) were chosen as the best company to host a Vacuum Excavation project to ensure that a safe canal bank excavation on a large hospital building site went ahead. 

With excavation taking place closely to the canal bank, the pit continuously filled with water which made exposing the underground high voltage cables extremely high risk.

Knowing the potential danger that the excavation may entail, the contractors called PIER (UK) to provide Vacuum Excavation support. Working with a water pump, the machine’s high suction power was able to carefully pull away the ground around the live mains without any cable strikes to damage occurring to the electric lines.

The Vacuum Excavator’s remote-control boom was ideal in ensuring that the work could be completed from a safe distance. By carefully positioning the excavator arm in the trench, the ground could be excavated without the need for any manual tools or mechanical excavators.

safe canal bank excavation using suction excavator

Nationwide Vacuum Excavation Hire

Our vehicles are available for either operated or self-drive hire for a single day excavation to longer hire terms with full training for your workforce to self-operate. Our operators hold CSCS and EUSR Certifications as well as a range of accreditations to safely work on your site.

As the industry leaders in Vacuum Excavation, PIER (UK) will listen carefully to their customers’ requirements and provide a solution that is suitable for your Vacuum Excavation project. If you require a Vac-Ex for a single day or multiple weeks, our team will do their very best to accommodate you and your team. 

If you have any questions, you can contact our team on email or on 01925 228 674 who will be more than happy to help. Alternatively, you can view our latest projects on our Social Media platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter