Vacuum excavation

Vacuum excavation is increasingly becoming the smarter choice for safe excavation. The strong suction power can quickly clear material, whilst the remote-controlled boom allows for precision at a safe distance.

With so many suitable applications for this no-dig technology, we count down the top five uses for vacuum excavation equipment.

5. Sewage works

The vacuum excavator’s large built-in skip can provide a great solution to remove sludge from sewage treatment plants. Our popular DINO 3 model’s skip can store up to 8m³ of material, and extension pipework can be added to the excavator’s boom for a deeper reach.

4. Tank excavation

For industrial sites with tanks, containers, bunkers and silos, the vacuum excavator can make light work of emptying out vessels. Often used to remove stored material for deep cleaning or to decommission old storage units, the strong suction power provides fast clearance.

3. Deep excavation works

For deep excavation works, the remote control operation of the vacuum boom ensures work can be carried out from a safe distance. The precision control ensures work can be completed quickly but in a safe controlled manner. Extension pipework means work can even be carried out in hard to reach locations.

2. Trial holes and buried asset surveys

When you’re working on a complex site with an array of utilities underground, using a vacuum excavator for trial holes checks the accuracy of utility location tools and provides a blueprint of what’s buried underneath.

1. Exposing underground utilities

Using suction power to gently pull away from material from around a buried utility line has many more safety benefits than traditional ‘digging’. The no-dig approach uses suction power to extract ground material, reducing the risk of tools striking the lines and cutting local utilities.

cave clearance

tank clearance

vacuum excavator's built-in skip

excavating underground utilities

trial holes using vacuum excavation

exposing buried assets