What Can Vacuum Extraction do For You-
The vacuum extraction process makes use of water under extreme pressure to excavate surfaces. The vacuum option removes the soil and the dirt that results from the digging, leaving a clean dig. Previously, the process involved the use of a shovel or an excavator bucket, a process that ended up damaging the underground utilities such as cables and pipes.
Vacuum extraction works in various types of circumstances that require accurate, safe and accurate access. Some of the situations where you need extraction include:
Open Hole Excavation Services (Trenching)
This involves digging safely around buried utilities such as gas, electrical, communication and sewer conduits. Trenching also works to create holes for new installations. The process allows exact digging of trenches without disturbing surrounding utilities or soil. This method is ideal in high-risk areas where conventional mechanical excavators can cause more damage.
This is ideal for locating existing utilities that run underground. You can opt for this service if you want to identify the location of live underground services without damaging the surroundings. Identification of the location facilitates repair and maintenance of these utilities. You can also use this service to determine the origin of the utility, the route and the end point so as to perform utility mapping.
After identifying the various points, you can place markers directly above the utility to identify its exact type and how deep it is located. This mapping might come in handy in the future when you need to perform repair and maintenance. Make sure to use plastic markers that won’t fade with time.
Confined Space Allocations
Where you encounter tight corners that make it hard for excavation machinery to work, vacuum excavation is your solution. The machine has the capacity to operate tens of meters away from the extraction unit, allowing you to achieve cleanout and excavation in restricted areas. Such areas include corners of buildings, inside buildings and congested traffic areas.
Restricted space excavations are extremely risky to the personnel. The use of the vacuum excavator reduces the risk of pit collapse or exposure to harmful substances.
Vacuum excavators work magic when it comes to cleaning out underground ducts and service pits. The excavators eliminate the risk of damaging underground utilities. Workers can also complete tasks without being at risk of injury especially in confined spaces. The high-pressure unit is able to clean out communication and electrical pits, pipework, drainage pits (gully, stormwater and sumps) without the need for an operator entering the confined space. After cleaning the pits, the unit can suck out wet or dry materials including mud, sand grains, ballast and mineral deposits.
After every excavation, the debris is transferred directly to the spoils tank that comes with the unit. You don’t have to undertake post-task cleaning, which reduces overhead expenses. The result is a clean area within no time at all. This service is widely accepted due to its non-destructive feature. It provides the safest way to excavate or expose around live underground utilities such as communication and electrical cables and sewerage pipework.