Jamie, Shay B, and Brett just completed 3 nights of technical excavation for Auckland Motorways using air vac. It was a job that required expertise and huge concentration levels: not only did they have to excavate over and behind a retaining wall for new drainage, they were confined by the close proximity of a bridge above.
Initially the client approached us for a hydro excavation job to remove clay they could install gabion rock baskets. However, when Mike Z — our newly appointed project coordinator and a former senior air vac operator — scoped the job, he recommended air excavation.
Over the 3 nights almost 30 tonnes of product was removed, with little to no mess. If we’d gone ahead and used a hydro excavation truck, the time at the job and the disposal would have both been double. It’s so important to have the right truck for the job.
If you would like expert advice on the best way to excavate for your particular site and project, please contact our friendly team — we’re happy to help.