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8th August 2019

What is the right vacuum truck for my job?

Working on any construction sites you often are confronted with the requirements of using vacuum truck (sometimes referred to as a sucker truck or vacuum excavator) for all non-destructive digging. Vacuum excavation or hydro excavation is the process of safely removing unwanted materials such as dirt, mud, sand that are situated around underground assets. Due to the nature of it work and the advancements in technology  it is becoming one of the most popular plant being used across the construction projects. However, there are a number of things to consider when choosing the right vacuum truck for your project as there isn't a one-size fit all. These considerations will also dictate the true costs of vacuum excavation. To view our rates guide on vacuum excavation click here. 

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26th July 2019

What is Vacuum Excavation?

Vacuum excavation, also referred to as hydro excavation, is the process that combines high-pressure water with an air vacuum. Vacuum excavators are used to remove unwanted material away from an area, including water from pools and dirt or mud surrounding underground utility assets.Vacuum excavation trucks (which are also known as sucker trucks, suction excavators or vac trucks) are primarily used to safely excavate around cable networks and buried pipelines. Vac trucks can also be used for emergency repair of utility and pipeline networks, rail track maintenance, deep excavation, confined spaces, sewer clearance, clearing around tree roots, basement work and more. They’re also commonly used for environmental maintenance, including clearing away any environmental damage and cleaning blocked gullies and gutters on the street.Vacuum excavation serves many purposes with the most common centred on digging and collecting dirt around an underground utility or cable, without using traditional digging tools or machines. This process has become popular in recent decades as it alleviates the risks commonly associated with conventional digging via excavator and shovel. Using non-destructive digging techniques like vacuum excavation and hydro excavation has proven to significantly mitigate the risk of line strikes and utility damage, while also decreasing project time, across the world.Vacuum excavation is an excavation technique that uses a combination of air suction, compressed air lances, and high-pressure water jets to safely expose underground utility cable networks, buried pipelines, and even dated railways tracks for emergency repair, removal, and inspection.

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30th January 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a new driveway

Steps to build a driveway: Call Dial Before You Dig Survey your land and know your boundaries Mark your project area and stake out boundaries Excavate topsoil and level out project area Lay wooden forms around the project area, anchored with stakes Add in sand to firm up the soil, and gravel to ensure base thickness Compact gravel and soil Lay steel reinforcing mesh or bars Pour concrete Smooth out and level the concrete Set and cure concrete (don’t rush it!) Park your car!

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