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4 Jan 2017

Ducron Air & Hydro Vacuum Excavation Service. Going from Strength to Strength.

Air-Vacuum Excavation... "The Safer Option"

Ducron Construction Ltd  invested in a Air Vacuum Excavator designed with an integral air compressor unit and variable power water jetting system. This self contained unit is fitted permanently to the body of a 7.5t truck.

The vehicle also carriers diamond coring equipment with the capability to core up to 400mm diameter. Furthermore, cable avoidance equipment in the form of either a RIGID SR-20 Line Locator or a CAT 3+ is carried at all times. Ducron see this vehicle as an all in one solution for safer trench excavation in the vicinity of high risk services, or to specifically locate and identify services.

Air-Vacuum Excavation Applications and Benefits are:

  • Underground utility locating
  • Safe trenching methods in areas of high risk
  • Operate up to 200 feet away for areas difficult to access.
  • Our 45 Gallon Drum-Top Interceptor keeps the spoils at the digging site
  • Excavation for cathodic protection installation
  • Gas or water line service terminations or installations
  • Manhole and valve box cleaning/maintenance
  • Environmental deep-soil sampling
  • Air is faster in most soils, averaging 10 minutes per pothole (based upon 300mm x 300mm x 1200mm in most soils)
  • With air, spoils stay dry for backfilling, eliminating mud disposal problems
  • Air is much safer (for the operator and the utilities)
  • Air won′t damage the road-base (DOT friendly)
  • Significantly reduce the risk of damage claims
  • Substantially lower the risk of physical injury to the operator.
  • Air won′t damage the utilities you′re trying to expose.
  • Reuse the excavated spoils stored with the tank and deposit back into the exposed opening, aiding your site recycling and waste policy
  • Allows crews to use air 95% of the time, with water available when needed.

All staff operating the plant are trained as National Grid Competent Persons, BESC & HSG47 and are fully trained to operate the vacuum excavating system.

Another benefit to this particular system is the 45 gallon drum top interceptor which will allow the vacuum excavator to deposit specific items of waste straight into a 45 gallon drum to be sealed ready for off site disposal, we feel this item of equipment is particularly useful for pockets of contaminated spoil or oil contaminated stones.

In the mean time please email us for further information relating to this new service at


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