Using a Vac Truck and Hydro Excavation in limited access situations

Hydro excavation is a versatile and efficient method for digging that involves using a vac truck that creates high pressure water and air to break up and remove soil. This technique has gained popularity due to its precision, speed, and safety. It is particularly useful in limited access situations where traditional excavation methods cannot be used due to space constraints or other limitations. In this post, we will explore the benefits of using the vac truck and hydro excavation in limited access situations and how it can be used to save time and money while ensuring safe and efficient digging.

What is Hydro Excavation?

Hydro excavation is a non destructive excavation method that uses high pressure water and air to break up soil and remove debris. This technique is widely used in construction, excavation, and utility work. Hydro excavation equipment at Daniel Banditt Constructions includes a special “vac truck” with a large water tank, a high pressure water pump, and a vacuum system. The water is sprayed onto the soil, breaking it up, while the vacuum system sucks up the debris and water, leaving a clean and precise hole.

Benefits of Hydro Excavation in Limited Access Situations

Hydro excavation is particularly useful in limited access situations where traditional excavation equipment cannot be used. This method can dig holes in tight spaces, such as under roads or sidewalks, without damaging existing infrastructure. The precision of hydro excavation means that only the soil and debris directly in the path of the water and air are removed, leaving other structures intact.

Versatility of Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation is a versatile method that can be used for a variety of tasks. It can be used in service location projects to find utilities, such as water and gas lines, without damaging them. It is also useful for digging trenches for new pipelines and removing soil and debris from manholes, catch basins, and other underground structures.

Safety Benefits of Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation is a safe alternative to traditional excavation methods. It reduces the risk of damage to existing infrastructure, as well as the risk of injury to workers. Hydro excavation equipment is also designed to be operated remotely, reducing the need for workers to enter dangerous areas.

Environmental Benefits of Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation is an environmentally friendly excavation method that uses only water and air to dig. This means that there is no harmful chemicals or pollutants involved in the process. The water used in hydro excavation can also be reused, reducing water consumption and waste. This is done via the vac truck and its large tanks, which collect and store the resulting waste that we can easily transport to an appropriate site.

Cost Savings with Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavation can save companies time and money in limited access situations. The precision of this method means that only the necessary soil and debris are removed, reducing the amount of time and money spent on cleanup. Hydro excavation is also faster than traditional excavation methods, meaning that projects can be completed more quickly using a vac truck.

Our services

At Daniel Banditt Constructions, we provide Hydro Excavation Services across the Somerset Region (including Esk & Kilcoy), Lockyer valley, Ipswich region, Fassifern Valley And Toowoomba region. Our Service Area details can be found here.


In conclusion, hydro excavation is a versatile, safe, and environmentally friendly method for excavation, particularly in limited access situations. This method can save companies time and money while ensuring safe and efficient digging. Our vac truck has precise control that makes it an ideal solution for a variety of excavation tasks, from locating utilities to digging trenches. As the demand for safe, efficient, and eco-friendly excavation methods continues to grow, hydro excavation is poised to become a staple in the excavation industry.

If you need a Hydro excavation specialist on your next project then contact us, our vac truck is ready to go!