Utility Location Services Gold Coast

How Vacuum Excavation Works


This method uses a high-pressure water jet to break up the soil and a powerful vacuum to remove the soil. The specifically designed wand can dig in any soil
condition with minimal operator effort, whilst providing no threat to the existing underground services.
All operators are fully trained in the operating and use of the equipment. They adhere to strict guidelines ensuring safety and all regulations are followed.

Some Vacuum Excavation Applications include:

  • Exposing Utilities
  • Cleaning Drains
  • Clear blocked pipes
  • Slot trenching
  • Pot-Holing
  • Drilling mud removal
  • Wet / Dry Vac
  • Site Clean ups
  • Post holes
  • Catchment cleaning
  • Manhole cleanouts
  • Hydrant clean outs
  • Pit removal
  • Pit Re-alignment
  • Culvert Cleaning
  • Setting Posts and signs

.......... There are many more   


Advantages of Vacuum Excavation


  • No Mess
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Non-destructive to existing services
  • Cost-effective
  • Fast and efficient

Utility Location Services Pty Ltd vacuum clear and clean all types of pits, manholes, drains, and culverts, using our high volume vacuum, removing water, mud, slurry and debris fast and efficiently 24 hours a day, we remove all types of material wet or dry, including factory spills.

As there is no transporting of material from one area to another there is little chance of any cross contamination.

Vacuum excavation is part of a combined approach to safely identify and expose underground services, which starts with a call to DBYD (Dial Before You Dig) to obtain a map of the services, and can include electronic technologies such as ground probing radars.

DBYD provide a service to assist contractors to locate underground services prior to excavation.

The 5 P’s:

  1. PLAN: Rush jobs are dangerous. Take time to plan the work in advance.
  2. PREPARE: Collect all utility plans, conduct site inspections and note hazards.
  3. POTHOLE: Verify underground pipes and cables by potholing the area by hand. Electronic location services can also assist.
  4. PROTECT: Brief all site personnel about the services likely to be encountered. Ensure that appropriate safety equipment is on site, and emergency numbers are known. Take all reasonable steps to secure the assets of other utilities near the proposed excavation.
  5. PROCEED: Proceed with caution AFTER all other steps have been taken. There can never be 100 per cent assurance that all underground assets have been located.

Utility Location Services Pty Ltd have made a substantial investment not only in equipment, but also in training for its operations, with competencies in cable location; confined space entry; rescue from pit; resuscitation; trenching and underground electrical awareness; construction site access; traffic control; road sign placement; environmental awareness; oil spill awareness; noxious weed control; sediment control; rail track safety (NSW and QLD); and metered standpipe.


Utility Location Services

UTILITY LOCATION SERVICES is an integrated National Company providing value, service and quality to the Utility Infrastructure industry specialising and experts, in Vacuum Excavations, Service Locations and Potholing.

We have provided a professional cost effective service to some of the largest construction contractors in Australia, specifically in the Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane regions.

Our industry knowledge provides us with advanced Capabilities to problem solving which ensures that the project meets it’s intended objective.

Contact Details

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

For enquiries and bookings outside normal hours, please contact Niall on 0499 775 095.

Phone: 07 3807 3552

Pamela Hill: 0414 775 500 Email: pamela@utilitylocationservices.com.au

Niall Murray: 0499 775 095 niall@utilitylocationservices.com.au

Mick Taylor: 0418 928 786 mick@utilitylocationservices.com.au

Admin: admin@utilitylocationservices.com.au


298A Jacobs well-Stapylton Rd,  Stapylton QLD 4207

66 Farm Road, Riverstone, 2765 NSW

Postal Address:
P.O Box 157, Oxenford QLD 4210

ABN: 79 137 521 030