In Australia, Construction Sciences has pioneered non-destructive vacuum excavation and its application in subsurface utility engineering.

Non-destructive digging via vacuum excavation has several significant advantages including:

  • Minimal surface disruption with reduced reinstatement costs;
  • Elimination of the risk of damaging costly subsurface utilities including protective coatings;
  • Rapid and cost-effective results;
  • Reduced manual handling (compared to hand digging), therefore removing the risk of personal injury to field workers;
  • Excavated soil can be contained in the vacuum tank and easily disposed of at approved disposal transfer stations; and
  • Reduced environmental impacts. Vacuum excavation is a safer alternative to conventional mechanical excavation.