Hydro Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum Excavation empowers construction projects by providing a safe, clean and non-destructive method to obtain detailed utility data such as depth, type and condition

Hydro Vacuum Excavation – Subsurface Utility Engineering

Vacuum excavation is utilized as a data collection activity for Subsurface Utility Engineering Quality Level A activities.  Pot holing, daylighting, or test pitting occurs to expose and verify the physical characteristics of a utility or structure housing utilities, including its Geodetic location. It is applied when data is required on utility depth, composition and type. This data is then integrated with information gleaned from Quality Levels D, C and B and reflected on a CAD drawing.

Hydro vs. Pneumatic Vacuum Excavation

The two most popular methods are pneumatic excavation and hydro excavation. In pneumatic excavation, high speed air flow is used to loosen the material covering the target and the soil is sucked away with the vacuum tube. This soil can be used as native back fill as it is not mixed with any other materials.

During hydro excavation, a high pressure water jet is used and where required, at high temperatures, to loosen the material covering the target, including frozen ground. This method is suitable for any soil type. On hard surfaces such as asphalt or concrete, a coring system is applied prior to excavation to expose the soil surface.

multiVIEW Locates Vacuum Excavation

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30 years industry experience

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

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

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