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Popular Uses of Vacuum Excavation Trucks

If your job description involves operations relating to earth-moving activities, then you probably know about vacuum excavation trucks and have seen them at work on a site.


Vacuum excavation is a popular alternative to traditional excavation, with several benefits that make it the ideal option. It’s a non-invasive excavation technique that’s less damaging and safer than the conventional methods.


As a result, vacuum excavation trucks have near-unlimited utility, as long as earth-moving activities are concerned.


In this article, you’ll see how the utility of vacuum excavation trucks extends to various industries for different purposes.



Construction and civil engineering

Vacuum excavation trucks are in high demand on construction sites with sensitive underground infrastructure.


Here, it is the go-to alternative for situations where conventional digging with drills and diggers poses environmental risks or is simply too expensive.


Underground infrastructure can be found in virtually all modern cities, and it can be challenging to know precisely where one gas pipeline crosses paths with a sewer tube, and so on.


Deciphering the layout of these underground installations can be difficult, making all digging and excavation activity an environmental risk. Vacuum excavation trucks are in high demand at such sites, as they make it easy to quickly dig through, exhume useless material and dispose of them efficiently.


Mining

Vacuum excavation trucks are used in mining, given the inevitability of such intense earth-moving projects.


With a vacuum excavation truck, you can safely mine liquid and solid materials and minerals in a non-destructive manner. This is useful when the project aims to reduce environmental damage or partially preserve topsoil.


Potholing

Potholing is the precise identification of the location of underground facilities and utilities before the assumption of excavation activities.


Potholing involves digging small test pits around the site mapped out for excavation.


Vacuum excavation trucks are used in potholing alongside conventional digging techniques for better work efficiency.


Landscaping

Vacuum excavation trucks also come in handy for landscaping activities. Surprising, isn’t it?


But it’s true. And this particular use tells much about the extent of the functionality of vacuum excavation trucks.


For landscaping activities like digging holes for fencing and planting, mulch and rock removal, and excavation in confined spaces, vacuum excavation trucks come in handy.


Municipal work

Like in mining, municipal work often employs vacuum excavation trucks to carry out maintenance of underground structures like sewer pipers.


In addition, the trucks are used to remove waste roots, and debris from storm drains.



Cold-weather excavation

For projects in locations with subzero temperatures, vacuum excavation trucks help ease the task of digging through the frozen ground.


With conventional methods, this work would be twice as strenuous. But, vacuum excavation trucks ease the procedure with the application of pressurized, heated water to melt the frozen surface.


The suction comes next, making vacuum excavation trucks an almost indispensable solution for these projects.


Contact us today to acquire efficient vacuum excavators for your projects.

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