A well-known Civil Engineering organisation were recently looking for a safe and efficient way to excavate around buried cables and so, they reached out to our team as Vacuum Excavation was chosen as the best option for a water treatment plant project.
With a congested area filled with high-voltage cables along with fragile data cables, this would have made traditional excavation methods to be far too high-risk. However, by employing the use of a Suction Excavator, the best solution was offered for the job in order for it to be completed safely, quickly and cost-effectively.
Working in high-risk areas
Excavation work in a high-risk, congested area containing high voltage cable often requires the use of a Vacuum Excavation as it carries a far lower risk of personal injury from cables strikes. This is due to the precision based remote control power arm.
In a similar way, the risk of damage to fragile cables is greatly reduced as the suction arm can lightly lift the ground from around the buried services with very little force. This carries a much lower risk of service strikes.
Vacuum Excavation offers a faster, more cost-effective solution than manual hand digging. A standard Vacuum Excavation can remove 2m3of spoil per hour, while an inbuilt skip can hold up to 10m3 before it needs to be emptied. In short, one Vacuum Excavation vehicle will complete a job in the fraction of time in which it would take a team of labourers or a digger.
Another beneficial aspect of Vacuum Excavation is that it is a significant time saver.
If you would like to enquire about any of our systems or hire our team for work, please get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to answer any questions.