Vacuum excavation reduces the risks when exposing or digging around utilities. There are two methods of doing this: either by water or air.
Hydro vacuum trucks can also be equipped with underground service locators, making them an ideal solution for identifying and mapping the location of buried utilities and other structures. The service locator system uses advanced technology, such as ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic sensors, to detect and locate underground utilities, including gas lines, water pipes, electrical conduits, and telecommunications cables. Once the underground utilities are located, the hydro vacuum truck can be used to safely and precisely excavate the area around them, minimising the risk of damage and potential safety hazards. This approach is highly effective and can help to prevent costly repairs and potential disruptions to utility services.
Our Service Locating offers advanced electromagnetic line locating technology to assist with cable locating for excavation work, site planning, and safe digging on residential properties.
It is crucial to locate cables before any excavation work as digging into cables, especially power cables, can result in fatalities and costly repairs.
SEQ Vacuum Excations provides utility cable locating services to a wide range of clients, including construction engineers, architects, surveyors, contractors, government departments, developers, and homeowners.
In the past, locating underground cables was based on utility company records which were often outdated and limited in accuracy. However, with the increase in renovations and data cables, traditional methods were no longer sufficient. With our advanced technology, a three-dimensional plan can be provided, showing all buried cables with over 97% accuracy, without the need for invasive digging.
Hydro vacuum excavation highly reduces the possibility of harming or interfering with crucial underground utilities as opposed to conventional mechanical excavation using bobcats, backhoes, or bulldozers.
Underground Utilities damage can happen for a variety of causes, such as operator error, incorrect or missing service location markings, the discovery of additional lines beneath a single service, and occasionally, the blatant disregard for standard construction practices.
In order to securely excavate, non-destructive digging (NDD), non-evasive, economical, and accurate processes are used. Vacuum hydro excavation is now frequently much more cost-effective for completing your excavation needs while protecting underground services.
By using hydro vacuum trucks for underground service locators, contractors, municipalities, and property owners can ensure that underground utilities are safely and accurately located, making excavation and construction work safer and more efficient..
We use several different methods to locate underground services, but the most common and effective is electromagnetic radio waves. This method involves a transmitter and receiver to send and pick up signals through pipes and cables.
Yes, it is essential to locate underground utilities before excavation to avoid damaging pipes and cables, which can be costly and dangerous.
Yes, we can locate your house connections using electronic locating equipment.
Yes, we can locate optic fibre cables using specific electronic locating equipment designed for non-metallic lines.
Electronic underground locations are highly accurate, but accuracy depends on several factors, including the equipment used, the depth of the service, and the composition of the surrounding soil.
Electronic locators can detect pipes and cables up to 6 meters deep, depending on the soil type and composition.
Underground service locators are professionals who use specialised equipment to locate underground utilities, pipes and cables.
We use various marking methods, such as paint, flags, or stakes, to identify underground services on-site.
Construction companies, utility providers, and homeowners are some of the most common clients who use underground service locators.
We’ve worked for countless happy clients throughout Brisbane, sunshine coast, the Gold Coast and the rest of southeast Queensland. We’ve provided non-destructive, problem-free excavation services for a long time now, to a wide variety of clients, ranging from plumbers, electricians, and building contractors. We have dug trenches up to 80–100 metres long and 1 metre deep for some of our electrical clients.