Vacuum Excavation (or Vac-Ex as a general term used) describes the safe exposure of live utilities beneath the ground.
‘Vacuum Excavation’ is also abbreviated as Vac-Ex, the principle of safe excavation – safe exposure of live utilities beneath the ground that could be damaged by more traditional means such as mini-diggers or shovels. As well as being non-destructive the Vac-Ex process has a very unique property in that it can excavate very narrow and deep holes or trenches – 2 meters deep by 90mm wide can be easily achievable in under 5 minutes – ground dependent.
The soil removal process is fast and can effectively save between 4 – 5 times the time taken to hand dig. Vac-Ex units can come in different sizes, shapes and weights to suit the job at hand. Units can vary from 250kg – 32,000kg each offering a different solution to the customers’ requirements.