Vacuum excavation virtually eliminates the risk of damaging underground utilities, while mechanical digging with hand tools or backhoes could potentially damage to those utilities.
Vacuum excavation is much less invasive than traditional methods of hand-digging. It also offers lower cost with a higher level of precision with less surface restoration needed afterwards.
The table on the right demonstrates how much material can be excavated on a daily basis using the manual hand-dig method compared to vacuum excavation and ultimately what the average cost incurred is per cubic metre.
COMPLETE JOBS FASTER
Vacuum excavation is much faster than other excavation methods especially manual digging and?can be essential for reducing disruption to homes, businesses and services, especially within urban areas.
The amount of material removed during the excavation of a site can depend largely on the material being excavated. Whether it’s sandy soil or much heavier soil with buried pipes or cables it’s still the preferred choice and much faster than traditional manual methods. See the chart for a comparison of how much material can be removed within 6 hours.