Young Construction offers soft dig Air-Vacuum Excavation services to expose your underground utilities (gas lines, water lines, fiber optic cables, power lines, manhole structures, sewer lines, storm drains, etc) before you dig. Air Vacuum Excavation is the process of breaking up soil using pressurized air and removing it with an excavation vacuum. This allows for a non-destructive and more accurate way to excavate soil and locate underground utilities and works well for congested area excavation. The best part of Air Vacuum Excavation is that no hand digging is required to put “eyes on” your utilities.

Some of the advantages of Air-Vacuum Excavation compared to Hydroexcavation include:

  • No mud is produced that would require dumping
  • No backfill material is needed
  • No water has to be supplied and refilled
  • More ECO-friendly
  • Fuel and time savings
  • A much cleaner work area

Young Construction also offers other vacuum services that include but are not limited to:

  • Valve box cleanouts
  • Potholing
  • Trenching
  • Storm drain cleanouts
  • Power pole digging
  • Debris removal
  • Confined space excavation
  • Subsurface mapping
  • Excavating in limited access areas
  • Test holes

Since this method is more accurate, it limits accidents and injuries for laborers. Using air vacuum excavation is also more efficient and helps to avoid damage to underground pipes, lines and cables. This in turn can help reduce costs associated with repairs and restoration. Choose our highly skilled and experienced team at Young Construction for your locating needs.

Subsurface Utility Engineering

SUE is an engineering practice that combines civil engineering, surveying and geophysics. It utilizes several technologies, including vacuum excavation, to expose and “field verify” actual location and depth of utilities through the use of “test holes”. This process avoids unnecessary utility relocations, cuts downtime associated with unexpected conflicts, and virtually eliminates the need for any redesign.