Working Around Cables and Tree Roots in Queensland.

If you are a professional electrician, you have probably have regularly dealt with cables and electricity wires that are underneath the ground.  Did you know that Vacuum Excavation or Non-Destructive Digging as it also known, can be the perfect partner for making your job easier, less time consuming while also saving you money?  Hiring a Vacuum Excavation truck and professional Vacuum Excavation operator can be the best way to get jobs done quickly and cost effectively for your business and your customers.  Vacuum Excavation is also known for being the safest method to dig as there are far fewer incidents of breakages and accidents.

Electricians and Vacuum Excavation

  Vacuum Excavation services are extremely versatile can be used for several reasons, from electrical service locating to safely removing invasive roots installing a root barrier to protect underground pipes and cables from being destroyed.

Locating Electrical Services Underground

Underground Service Location:

Finding wires that are buried deep underground can be tricky especially if your customer doesn’t want you to dig up their prize roses!  Electronic Service location is the solution as it enables the electrician to know exactly where to find the alignment of services and infrastructure underground without exploratory digging. 

The electrical service locator is used overground and will let out a series of beeps which alert the operator to underground pipes or utilities.  The ground will then be marked with paint so that the vacuum excavation operator can then dig non-destructively in the correct place.

Opening up Areas Around Underground Utilities:

Once the underground pipes and utilities have been successfully located, then vacuum excavation can open up the ground around it.  Hard, impacted soil is easily removed by using powerful wands which blast water to wash the ground, turning into a watery, muddy mix which is then sucked back into the tank using the vacuum hose.  Unlike traditional digging methods- the back-breaking spade or excavator, using vacuum excavation will ensure the safety of the pipes as it is unlikely to crack or break them. Once the pipes have been successfully exposed, the electrician can then do his job and work with the clean underground pipes. Once finished, the Vacuum Excavation Operators will backfill the area ensuring the area is left tidy and safe.

Trenching and Potholing in Brisbane and Beyond:

As well as locating and exposing underground pipes and cables, vacuum excavations is useful for safely trenching around already existing services.  Safe trenching enables electricians to install new services without disturbing those already there, avoiding potential accidents or breakages.

Jet-Rodding - Cleaning out Pipes and obstructions:

Another useful service for electricians in Queensland that vacuum excavation provides is jet-rodding.  Very often pipes can be obstructed with dirt.  Experienced Vacuum Excavation Operators are trained to use a specially designed tip to send up conduits to clear blockages.  Jet rodding is also used to easily dewater communication pits and remove water from low access areas from up to 30 meters away.

Electrical wires underground Brisbane

Tree Roots and Electricity:

Heritage Vacuum Excavations are specialists in working safely around tree roots in Brisbane and the wider areas.  Trees can often be protected by councils or hold sentimental value to the owner and if working with underground telecommunication wires, cables or close to pipes it is important to know what you are doing in order to protect the tree while also protecting the utilities.  Hiring a Vacuum Excavation company such as Heritage Vacuum Excavations who use qualified Arborists to operate their vacuum trucks is the best way to proceed.  They will be able to advise you on the best way to proceed- whether to install a Root Barrier and they can cut and remove tree roots without harming the overall structure of the tree.

Root Barrier Installation:

Root Barrier is a cost effective physical shield designed to form an impenetrable barrier to stop the spread of moisture and tree roots. Root barrier acts as a physical underground wall protecting infrastructure and services.   Together with our Level 5 Arborists we can oversee and advise on the best placement and outcome so plants and structures can co-habit happily together.

Reasons for Electricians to work with Heritage Vacuum Excavations:

  • We have comprehensive Public Liability Insurance and have Work Cover Queensland Insurance for all our employees.
  • Our working standards comply with all relevant Australian Standards and best practice.These standards are also correlated and reviewed with International Standards.
  • The company has ISO9001:2015 Quality Assurance Accreditation.
  • Competitive Hourly Rates-  Cost efficient as saves in time and labour.
  • Experienced and highly trained operator. Qualified Arborists used for tree work.

For Electricians needing Vacuum Excavations Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, Toowoomba or Gold Coast areas please call Heritage Vacuum Excavations on 0733761227 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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