Hydro Vacuum Excavation

We deliver the whole package: project coordination, traffic management, locate clearances and site restoration. Professional coring and excavation services are customized to match project-specific objectives.

multiVIEW Locates performs hundreds of Vacuum Excavation services annually. Customers rely on our experience and professionalism to manage projects safely, reduce project costs and liability, as well as deliver high accuracy results on time and within budget.

Our highly trained operators and field technicians cleanly and safely expose pipelines, utilities, and electrical systems. Our crews are equipped with professional coring systems to guarantee clean cutting for asphalt and concrete surfaces. Holes are restored with customer-specified, non-settling fill products to ensure site quality.

Benefits of Vacuum Excavation Services:

  • Reduces overall excavation time as it is quick and efficient at removing virtually all soil types (clay, frozen ground, gravel, rocks, and other material)
  • Minimizes restoration costs associated with the excavation project area
  • Virtually eliminates risk of excavation damage to utilities and existing infrastructure
  • Provides a minimal, targeted excavation for depths up to 6 metres
  • Ideal for excavations with limited accessibility or tight urban access

Vacuum Excavation Services tailored to your project

We use the latest equipment, designed for tight urban access. We offer hydro vacuum excavation and will tailor our services to best accommodate project site conditions. We also offer full site restoration services.

  • Hydro vacuum excavation: Also known as Hydrovac Excavation or Hydro Excavation, uses a high-pressure water jet at high temperatures to loosen the material covering the target. This method is suitable for any soil type.
  • Keyhole cutting: On hard surfaces such as asphalt, concrete, or limestone, a process of keyhole cutting is applied using diamond tip cutting equipment to access the soft surface underneath. Depending on the requirements of the project.

Aerial view of Vacuum Excavation Truck at side of roadway.

Our Vacuum Excavation Services:

  • Daylighting Utilities / Test Pitting
  • Coring / Keyhole Excavation (concrete, asphalt, and other hard surface materials)
  • GPS Surveying of Utility Data
  • Profile and Planview CAD Drawing of Surveyed Data
  • Photo and Features Report
  • Backfill & Restoration
  • Project Management (Private & One-Call)

Additional services offered:

  • Storm Sewer System Cleaning (pipes and chambers)
  • Industrial Cleaning (removal of liquid, solid, slurries, and sludge)

Easily establish the location of buried utilities

Alongside some of our Vacuum Services, multiVIEW can furbish you with highly accurate reporting. The level of data provided may vary based on project requirements and customer’s desire.

Investigations are carried out in strict adherence to the CI/ASCE Standard 38-02: Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data.


View this video of an asphalt coring job being performed by multiVIEW on a major roadway in Toronto, Ontario:

The multiVIEW Advantage


Full project coordination

In addition to our vacuum excavation services, we will coordinate many aspects of your project such as arranging for traffic management, securing permits and providing locate clearances. Our dedicated project coordinators ensure effective communication throughout the project life cycle.


Diverse capabilities

Our flexible solutions can be matched to the specific requirements of your project – we offer both pneumatic and hydro excavation customized to match project objectives and site conditions.


Clean, safe, efficient

Our professional coring systems guarantee clean cutting for asphalt and concrete surfaces. Holes are restored with customer specified, shrinking fill products to ensure site quality. Our excavation services are always safe and efficient.

As your partner in Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection, we’ve defined core values that drive our operations and form the basis of everything we do.

30+ years industry experience

We’ve achieved a unique position in the marketplace based on decades of experience, which allows us to provide added value to our customers.

Commitment to quality

We’re guided by our Quality Management System (QMS) and our team of experts executes all processes with the highest regard for quality.

Fast, flexible & responsive

Our strategic approach to resourcing fosters scalability, flexibility, and rapid response times. We’re here to support you 24/7, and no project is too complex.

Dedicated to training & safety

We foster a culture of continuous improvement through comprehensive internal and external training. Our Health & Safety culture is backed by our HS&E Manual.

Qualified, dedicated project partners.

A full suite of Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection services backed by our focus on Safety, Quality and Customer Excellence.