How Does Vacuum Excavation Work?

How Does Vacuum Excavation Work?

It is important to understand how Vacuum Excavation works and which benefits it provides. Vacuum Excavation services are​proven to be the safest, most efficient and most cost-effective method for fast excavation in any situation.

Our Vacuum Excavation trucks come in an array of sizes, but they all carry a remote-control boom that is responsible for sucking up the debris from the excavated area. This is a quicker process and is much safer than manual digging, or any other approach.

How does vacuum excavation work

Step 1

The truck is moved into position and the remote-control boom is brought towards the allocated excavated section. The boom is usually positioned around 6 to 8 inches above the excavation area. The fans are then switched on to begin the suction process.

Step 2

The gap between the ground and the boom suction pipe is maintained throughout the job and any material is sucked up under a constant airflow. The boom is continually adjusted to follow the material and to maintain the 6 to 8 inch gap, as well as keep the removal uniform.

If any harder material is encountered, an air lance can be used to loosen the ground. The area is cleared until the right depth is reached or a utility pipe is uncovered enough for the manual workers to operate.

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Our Vacuum Excavators come in a variety of sizes depending on the job that is being undertaken and these have a number of different tools to assist with the different conditions. For example, we have a selection of reduced pipe sizes for the smaller or narrower areas of ground, as well as air lances that help to quickly break up any solid material. It is worth noting that the air breakers perform a similar job. All of our excavators have a built-in compressor on board.

Here at Safe Excavation, our team go the extra mile. As we have a considerable amount of experience in dealing with an array of excavations with different industries​, we are able to fully advise our customers on which is the right equipment for their project. Our aim is to continually ensure high levels of customer service and we are also able to assist with any temporary works as well as large projects.

We can provide your company with a fully responsive service, which includes providing ground protection such as fence panels and rubber mats, which are put in place to maintain safety.

We can store any material that is removed from an excavation project into a skip that has been built into the truck. This helps with the reduce of transport costs if the excavated waste is required to be taken to a stockpile area on-site. The material is dispensed by side-tipping soil and rock waste, but it can also be directly tipped into skips to avoid reloading time.

The main benefit of Suction Excavation for contractors is that it is the safest way to excavate material from a variety of sites. The contractors can keep the areas clear of material which will prevent any accidents happening to the workforce and anyone passing by.

Our state-of-the-art trucks comply with noise level standards for work in public areas and prevent dust escape with an air circulation system that contains 42 filters, which means little contamination during the Vacuum Excavation process.

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