Vacuum Truck Services Brisbane

Vacuum trucks, also known in the industry as sucker trucks, have a wide range of applications in excavation services.  Vacuum trucks utilise best practises by applying powerful water pressure to the area being excavated while at the same time maintaining constant vacuum suction to remove water borne debris from the excavation site into the truck mounted storage tank. 

NDD (Non Destructive Digging)

In this way, sucker trucks are able to provide NDD (non-destructive digging) to safely access and excavate around gas lines, water pipes, tree roots and electrical and telecommunications cables without the risk of damaging them.  Non-destructive digging using a vacuum truck gives the ability to work around objects and utilities which would be potentially damaged by traditional excavation methods such as mechanical backhoeing or trenching. 

Sucker trucks can virtually eliminate labour intensive hand digging and also reduce environmental impact since both water and excavated soil are transported directly into the vacuum truck holding tank.  The risk of environmental contamination is also reduced as sludge is then transferred to appropriate disposal areas.  Our vacuum truck services Brisbane not only save you time, but also money and effort.


What is Vacuum Excavation?

Vacuum excavation is a non-destructive digging method which uses high powered vacuum suction machines in conjunction with a high pressure air lance of water source.  Typically, vacuum excavation loosens the soil and then immediately vacuums away the loosened material.  This process greatly reduces the risk of loss of property and injury to workers associated with contacting or cutting underground utilities.  As the use of sucker trucks (vacuum trucks) has become more widespread, more advanced in technology and more affordable, it has become considered in many areas as ‘Best Practice’ for locating and excavating around underground services. 

NDD (non-destructive digging) using sucker trucks for vacuum excavation is a fast and cost effective method for more than just locating and excavating underground services.  It can also be an excellent choice for trenching, pit cleaning, pier hole cleaning, digging post holes for fences and signs, and even dewatering a water logged construction site. 

The flexibility of vacuum excavation also allows it to be used for flushing/cleaning stormwater pits and removing mud and soil which has built up as a result of drilling.

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