Vacuum Excavation Exeter

At CSE, we are a leading provider of vacuum excavation services in and around Exeter. We specialise in high-risk excavation, and our expertise and knowledge ensure that your projects are completed efficiently, safely, and within budget. We offer both an operated vacuum excavation service and a self-operated hire if you have skilled operators within your team. No matter the size or scale of your project, we have the solution for you. Our services are used across many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, transport, and utility.

Vacuum Excavator Rental Services

We offer different types of vacuum excavation services, so you can always choose the right one for your project.

Operated Vacuum Excavation

Our operated vacuum excavation service includes highly trained and experienced operators for those who prefer a hands-off approach. We handle everything from setup to operation, providing a safe and efficient service that fits seamlessly into your project.

Self-Operated Vacuum Excavation

If you have the expertise and skills within your team, our self-operated vacuum excavation service provides you with the equipment and the necessary training. This option is ideal for companies seeking to utilise their workforce fully.

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Why Hire a Vacuum Excavator?

Vacuum excavation is an innovative technique that offers numerous advantages over traditional excavation methods. Here’s why you should consider hiring a vacuum excavator for your next project in Exeter:


Traditional excavation methods can pose significant risks, including cable strikes and damage to underground utilities. Cable strikes can be dangerous and even deadly, and even if no harm to the operator occurs, they can have extensive repercussions for your project. Vacuum excavation mitigates these risks by using precise suction techniques to expose utilities without causing damage.


Vacuum excavators use high-pressure air and suction power to remove soil and debris accurately. This method allows for targeted excavation around delicate underground utilities, reducing the need for extensive and disruptive earth movement around critical areas.

Environmental Benefits

Vacuum excavation is more environmentally friendly than traditional methods. Vacuum excavation removes large quantities of soil with minimal disruption to the topsoil. This helps to reduce the damage caused by development to the local ecosystems. Due to the nature of the excavation process, the dust is sucked into the belly of the excavator rather than being released into the atmosphere, which improves air quality, benefitting both your workforce and the environment.


Vacuum excavation is significantly cheaper than traditional excavation methods. Its speed and effectiveness help keep projects on budget, and reducing the risk of damage to utilities helps mitigate potential costs.

Why Choose CSE Vacuum Excavations Hire?

CSE is the trusted choice for vacuum excavation services in Exeter. Here’s why:

Expertise and Experience

CSE has over 20 years of experience in the vacuum excavation, and we bring this knowledge to every project they undertake. Our highly skilled and professional team ensures that every project is completed to the highest standards.

High-Quality Equipment

We have invested in expanding our fleet of vacuum excavators to ensure we can handle a wide array of projects.

Customer Satisfaction

At CSE, we prioritise customer satisfaction. Working closely with our customers, we deliver tailored solutions that exceed expectations. Our commitment to quality and safety has earned us the trust of numerous clients across various industries.

For Vac-Ex Hire, Get in Touch!

If you need vacuum excavation services in and around Exeter, look no further than CSE. Our team is ready to assist you with all your excavation needs, providing a professional, reliable, and efficient service. Whether you have an emergency situation or are looking for services as part of a plan, we are here to help. Simply call our helpful and experienced team on 0118 332 0002

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