For one of PIER (UK)’s longest ongoing Vacuum Excavation projects, a real effort of teamwork was required to successfully work alongside contractors to help excavate access holes for new water meters.
Working in collaboration with a team of ground breakers, the road surfaces and pavements were broken up by the team as our PIER (UK) operators and Vacuum Excavator followed behind them to extract any material. This allowed for the new pipes and meters to be installed, for the ground to reinstated and made safe before moving onto the next area.
Due to this effect, collaborative display of teamwork, the contractors were able to complete 14 new installations a day whilst minimising the disruption to the area. All teams were kept safe during the work by reducing the risk of utility strikes.
Along with an array of safety benefits, Vacuum Excavation offers a faster, more cost-effective solution. A standard Vacuum Excavator can remove 2m3 of spoil per hour, whilst the inbuilt skip can hold up to 10m3 before it needs to be emptied. This means that one Vacuum Excavator has the ability to do the job in a fraction of the time that it would take an entire team and a digger, which makes 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 Vacuum Excavation project.