Industrial grade excavations cannot be easily accomplished using conventional methods. This is when we need to make use of specialized excavation techniques as we see fit in order to decrease the time taken to complete major construction projects and the like. One such technique that is widely used for professional excavation purposes is the method of suction excavation, also known as vacuum excavation.Suction excavation has been used for almost a decade or so in some parts of the world, while it is still a relatively new technique in others. Basically, it involves making excavations using a high volume air flow generated from a device called as a vacuum tanker. In short, it does the same thing as conventional excavators do, and that is digging the ground, but the way in which these machines work is a little different. They also provide some other benefits that you cannot get when using conventional excavators, such as:
Useful for Test and Verification Purposes
Suction excavation is widely used for verifying the state of equipment such as poles, pipes, tubes and even wires buried deep beneath the ground. Suction excavation allows us to remove only the soil around these utilities without damaging them, which makes verification processes easier to carry out.
Debris Can Be Reused
Soil or other debris excavated using the suction digging method can be easily replaced once work is completed, thereby eliminating the need to get hold of extra soil to cover up holes dug up during the excavation process.
Despite the fact that vacuum digging has not been around for that long, it is a relatively simple process which doesn’t make use of complex machinery. Thereby the client can enjoy the benefit of carrying out excavations at low costs without sacrificing digging efficiency.
Minimal Disruption to the Surroundings
We all know how ugly a construction or digging site can look. Most of the time, a place where excavations are on-going will transform the entire surrounding area, introducing a lot of pollution, noise and major disruption to the daily lives of people in that location. With vacuum excavations, the amount of disruption can be kept to a minimum, thereby improving the cleanliness and even the safety of the worksite where digging occurs.
Vacuum excavations may not be as fast as opting for hydro excavation services, but we cannot deny the fact that it is far more versatile. Vacuum excavations can be used on anything ranging from gas, power, and water to communication utilities.
Less Waste Generation
Typically, vacuum excavations generate little to no waste compared to other digging methods, thereby reducing environmental pollution, making it a redundant process to travel to waste collection sites. Thus, vacuum excavations are often promoted as eco-friendly excavation procedures by some firms.