Vacuum Excavation and Pot Holing | Australia Wide

At Directhitt, we know that vacuum excavation is fast becoming the preferred method of choice for service location as it allows for buried utilities to be visually inspected and verified through small holes before excavation begins. This non-destructive digging method is known as pot holing. We offer several vac truck units for hire in a range of sizes to meet the NDD demands of our client’s projects. Reach out to our team today to discuss your vacuum excavation needs and we’ll organise a competitive quote that is tailored to your project needs.

The Benefits of Vacuum Excavation

There is a range of reasons why vacuum excavation has become so popular in the industry within the last decade. We’ve listed four reasons why you should consider non-destructive digging for your next underground utility locating project.

1.  Non-destructive and environmentally friendly

Vacuum excavation is performed with a vac truck which uses pressurised air and water to excavate the ground by turning the soil into a slurry. This slurry is then sucked into the vac truck and stored in its tank. This method is suitable for environmentally sensitive projects as the slurry can be disposed of in an environmentally suitable manner depending on the EPA classification and local requirements.

2.  Cost-effective and time efficient

Vacuum excavation is also cost effective as the project will require fewer workers onsite to remove the soil. This also means the project can generally be completed faster and with less risk than using a mechanical excavator to unearth underground utilities.

3.  Safer

Vacuum excavation is also a safer way to unearth buried assets than traditional methods. Using a vac truck eliminates the risk of a utility line strike which can cause serious damage. Non-destructive digging also minimises the risk of injury to workers and the public.

4.  Cleaner and Quieter

With traditional excavation methods, excavators are used to dig up the soil and create a pile of dirt on-site. The use of an excavator in a residential area can be loud and the movement of soil can be messy. With a vac truck, the soil is stored in a tank, not on the site and the truck itself is quieter than a mechanical excavator.


Our Vac Truck Hire range

At Directhitt, we offer a range of vacuum excavation systems for projects all across Australia.

  • 2 x 11,000 litre twin steer tri-axle trucks
  • 4 x 40,000 litre frac tanks for storage 

We create sustainable and cost-effective drilling solutions for every project.

Contact us for Vacuum Excavation Services

Reach out to Directhitt today and receive a free quote on our vacuum excavation services. We travel across Australia including popular locations such as Cairns, Toowoomba, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We service across:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • ACT
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Tasmania


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