Vacuum Excavation Company Reaches New Depth

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Cambridgeshire based vacuum excavation company Force One Ltd has successfully extracted liquid, solids, silt and granular type material from a shaft at an unprecedented depth of 55 metres.

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Suction Excavation 55 Metres

This project has been a huge break through for Force One Ltd. We are so delighted that the project has allowed us to extract material at such an impressive depth.

Two Force One Ltd operatives have been working on their first overseas project and have this week successfully extracted material at a depth of fifty five metres. This extends to almost sixty metres when the hoses connected from the stationery suction excavator to the entrance of the shaft have been taken into account.

Having only used the hoses at a depth of twenty metres on previous projects, this project proves the potential of this vacuum excavation technology.

The extraction was made a success by using a number of lengths of extension hoses attached to a stationery suction excavator. The hoses were then extended from the stationery machine, through a building where the hoses were lowered down a shaft of fifty five metres secured by chains and ratchet straps that were attached to each length.

Liquid was first extracted from the bottom of the shaft, quickly followed by solid, silt and granular material that had gathered over time in a sump at the bottom.    

Several tonnes of material have been successfully extracted from this project using a relatively new form of no-dig technology that provides clean, fast and safe extraction.

Managing Director, Patrick Burke said “This project has been a huge break through for Force One Ltd. We are so delighted that the project has allowed us to extract material at such an impressive depth. Our Suction Extraction Hire Services is proving to be the way forward in no-dig technology”

Business Development Manager, Sean Strohman said “Having seen the project first hand, the capabilities of these machines are endless. The material was removed in a safe, quick and clean process and in fact, gained continued hire for further material extraction on this project”

Suction Excavator Operative, Gary Burke said “This project has been remarkable. We could not believe how quickly the material was being extracted. I have never worked on or known of a project where liquid and solid material has been removed with results as impressive as this!”

Managing Director, Patrick Burke added “Force One Ltd continuously strives to provide new no-dig innovation and is delighted to have delivered such impressive results on this challenging project.

The extraction of material even at a fifty five metre vertical drop was showing no resistance to the suction technology and we feel we could have continued to further depths successfully.”

About Force One Ltd

Force One Ltd are amongst the largest operators of vacuum / suction excavators and currently operate a growing fleet of eleven machines.

Available for hire on a daily, monthly or long term basis. This form of excavation can reduce time spent on site, can be more cost effective and maintains high health and safety records for operated machinery and on-site operatives.

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