Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum excavation has become the technique of choice for many utility companies, as well as city and state government agencies, when locating, exposing and mapping underground facilities.

This technology provides fast, precise, non-invasive and environtmentally friendly excavation. High-pressure water and vacuum safely uncover underground utilities and verify paint marks without damaging property or crews.

Many municipalities and government agencies now require all contractors to either hand dig or vacuum excavate utilities. They no longer rely on paint marks, or allow the use of a backhoe for this task due to the risk of damaging utilities.


  • Potholing (utility locating)
  • Excavating in confined spaces
  • Post-hole digging in heavily serviced areas
  • Pit and conduit cleaning
  • Clean up


  • No damage to utilities means reduced liability and increased safety.
  • Exact utility locations can reduce change orders and claims for delay.
  • Increased productivity: pre-located utilities prevent costly downtime.
  • Speeds excavation by identifying the exact location and depth.
  • Small hole reduces environmental impact and restoration costs.