Vacuum excavation eradicates the risk of underground facilities, such as pipes and electric cables, being damaged and is a much less invasive method. Other typical methods of excavation, such as mechanical digging with backhoes and hand tools, are at a greater risk of causing damage.
Suction excavation is more cost-effective and offers a higher level of precision, reducing the extent of surface restoration needed.
The table on the right demonstrates the difference between the amount of material excavated using the manual digging method compared to employing a suction excavator, and the incurred cost per cubic metre.
COMPLETE JOBS FASTER
Due to the increased density of people and infrastructure in London, it is essential that projects are completed on time to minimise the disruption to both on foot and vehicle traffic. Vacuum excavation is a more precise and accelerated method of excavation, ensuring that projects are completed efficiently, saving you time and money. Compared to traditional approaches, such as manual digging, this method of excavation is essential to the reduction of disruption to homes, businesses, and services within urban areas.
During an excavation, the amount of material and debris removed depends largely on its weight and consistency. Whether it’s sand or heavy soil, suction excavation is the fastest method of choice, especially where cables and pipes are involved. See the chart to determine the amount of material removed, within a 6 hour period, when compared with the manual excavation method.