Also known as “daylighting” is a non-destructive process utilizing pressurized water and a vacuum system to remove soil cover, thereby allowing visual observation of buried underground structures. The Vac-con exposes these to daylight, thus the term, daylighting.
Some Key Benefits of Daylighting:
- Ten times faster than hand digging
- Provides a greater degree of safety when working in congested areas such as an urban environment or a plant site. (Surface marks are only approximate until visually confirmed by daylighting)
- Safety regulations are beginning to prohibit mechanical excavation when working in close proximity to pipelines and utility cables.
- Reduced delays