Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum Excavation uses highly pressurized air or water to precisely loosen the earth and a powerful mobile vacuum is used to remove the material.  The material is then sucked through the vacuum hose and is deposited into a debris tank for later disposal, or for backfilling into the hole. This tool is useful on projects when installing underground power cables or telecommunication cables. 


Vacuum excavation is used for a variety of jobs such as potholing, drill mud clean up, box cleanouts, sewer cleaning or for providing a safer method of digging around a utility.   



Vacuum excavation advantages:

  • Aid environmental contractors to contain, transport, and dispose of fluids quickly and efficiently, while remaining in compliance with all environmental regulations.


  • Provide exact depth measurements on a utility. Standard locating techniques, and even GPR, can only provide an estimated depth. Vacuum excavation safely exposes the utility and provides an exact depth measurement.


  • Dig in areas that traditional excavation equipment simply cannot due to obstructions in the area.


  • Excavate areas without the mess that is normally associated with traditional excavation, since the contents are removed to a holding tank instead of deposited on site.


As the world is becoming greener, Vacuum Excavation allows Todd Cable to meet and comply with any environmental regulations.   It also allows a more effective measure for facility location and allows for safe operation around buried infrastructure.