How does a vacuum excavation work?

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Vacuum excavation is safer than traditional excavation and poses a lower risk. It is possible to efficiently excavate soil using our suction-powered machines with little risk of injury or damage.

Vacuum excavation is one of the most efficient, safest, and cost-effective ways to excavate. Vacuum Excavation has many advantages.

  • reducing reinstatement costs
  • Eliminating utility strike risk
  • Traffic disruptions can be minimized
  • Reduced need for equipment and human resources

Our vacuum excavation hire has been a boon to construction railways, civil engineering highways and utilities. It is possible to repair or replace buried assets with an excavating machine. Our team can excavate any size road or single metre.

Vacuum excavation can also be used to precisely remove soil. It can be controlled remotely using a power arm, or manually via a floppy arm. Once underground utilities have been clearly identified, the vacuum excavator can begin clearing the soil for maintenance or repairs.

Excavators that we use reduce noise and disturbance in the area around the site. This also helps to minimize vibrations that could cause damage.

How does Vacuum Excavation Function work?

Vacuum excavation offers a safer alternative to more traditional forms of excavation.

  • The boom can be moved by remote control across the excavation area. The boom should extend 6-8 inches above the ground. To begin, turn on the vacuum fans.
  • Track the material with the boom as it moves through the tube. To allow air to flow uninterruptedly, ensure that 6-8 inches of space is left.
  • To deal with different situations, there are many tools available onboard. You can use a smaller pipe for narrow areas, as well as an air lance to loosen the material and air breakers to break up hard surfaces. All powered by an internal compressor.
  • The material becomes more difficult when the service is visible. To remove the service or release the material, an air lance may be required.
  • The excavated material can be kept in a skip that can hold it up to 12 m 3. (depending on the dimensions of vacuum excavators). To reduce transportation costs, our team can transport the excavated materials to a designated spot on the site.
  • You can then lift the lid and side-tippe the material. The contents can then be tipped into demountable skips, which are then taken from the site so there is no need for reloading.
  • The vacuum comes with 42 filters to ensure that the air is clean and free from dust.

Contractors often choose to work in urban areas and in central cities with an excavator that’s vacuum-powered. This allows for safe excavation of areas surrounding existing services. It also prevents accidents from the workers and the public.

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