Elite Liquid Waste staff is operating the non-destructive vacuum hydro excavation.


Traditional excavation methods can pose a safety hazard and lead to expensive repairs if utilities are damaged during excavation. If you need to excavate around underground utilities such as gas, fibre optic, water, or electrical lines, hydro excavation can be a necessary solution to avoid causing damage. At Elite Liquid Waste, we offer hydro excavation services that use pressurised water to break up the soil and a vacuum system to safely remove debris without damaging underground facilities. Our cutting-edge equipment and experienced team can ensure reliable and efficient excavation, so you can rest assured that your project will be completed safely and with minimal disruption to the surrounding environment.

Why Choose Elite Liquid Waste

Elite Liquid Waste offers extensive know-how, guaranteed customer satisfaction, and an excellent reputation that we’ve maintained throughout the years.


Elite Liquid Waste’s accredited vacuum excavation trucks service across all the suburbs in the SEQ regions including Brisbane City, Logan, Redland City, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, and Gold Coast. We’ve built a strong relationship and reputation within the local community. For most of the suburbs, we are able to provide instant service. If you got an emergency, please call us at 0458 203 006.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of projects is hydro excavation commonly used for?

    It can be utilised in various scenarios including:

    • As an alternative to traditional excavation in a vast range of cases, especially where there’s a high risk of line strikes and damage
    • Whenever digging has to occur in close proximity to underground infrastructure or utilities
    • In the completion of large civil projects that have tight deadlines
    • Cleaning of construction debris
    • In the event of surveying
    • Geotechnical drilling
    • Potholing of utilities, telecoms
    • Tree planting
    • The straightening of power poles

    It’s also important to mention that the equipment for hydro and vacuum excavation can be positioned at a distance from the work area. As a result, this digging method is an excellent choice for high traffic spots where congestion is likely to occur (usually, when complex construction/renovation projects are being executed).

  • What are the benefits of using hydro excavation over traditional excavation methods?
    1. Accuracy

      When it comes to precise and safe digging, vacuum excavation is difficult to beat. In fact, it offers a much higher level of accuracy than any other form of excavation (especially when compared to manual digging). Non-destructive hydro excavation and vacuum excavation is the sole option that can determine the depth of any utility, allowing for a much faster job and safer digging. The machines used in such projects offer the perfect pressure level to dig fast without causing any damage. Hence, reputable service providers like Elite Liquid Waste can guarantee 100% accuracy and effectiveness. We’ve completed multiple projects throughout the years, protecting important assets while handling the specifics of the task in a quick, convenient and scalable manner. Because of this characteristic, hydro excavation is also a method of preference for unknown sites that could pose hazards or feature utilities.

    2. No Risk of Damaging Underground Services

      Hydro excavation equipment, as the name suggests, utilises pressurised water to dig into the ground. This method ensures precision and eliminates most of the risks associated with traditional excavation options. Pressurised water doesn’t impact existing infrastructure, especially when the right pressure level is being employed. You can rest assured that pipes, cables and all other kinds of underground services will remain intact, no matter how big of an excavation job is.

    3. Simple, Reliable and Effective

      Non-destructive digging involves the use of pressurised water instead of mechanical tools. This kind of water creates a dirt slurry, removing layers of earth from the surface. When this happens, a vacuum can be employed to clean up the slurry and reveal the ground underneath. Usually, high-pressure wands are utilised to give operators a chance to employ precision “targeting.” After work is completed, the sucked up mass can be returned to the ground, covering the exposed area and bringing it back to its original state.

  • What safety measures are taken during hydro excavation?

    Several safety measures are taken during hydro excavation to ensure the safety of workers and prevent damage to underground utilities, including:

    – Locating utilities: Before any excavation work begins, the location of underground utilities is identified and marked using specialized equipment.

    – Personal protective equipment (PPE): All workers involved in the excavation process are required to wear appropriate PPE, including hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, and high-visibility clothing.

    – Ground support: The excavation site is stabilized and secured to prevent any potential cave-ins or ground collapses.

    – Water pressure monitoring: The water pressure used during hydro excavation is monitored to ensure it remains at a safe level to prevent any damage to underground utilities.

    – Vacuum safety devices: The vacuum system used during hydro excavation is equipped with safety devices that prevent any debris from entering the vacuum pump.

    – Worksite safety protocol: A safety plan is developed for the worksite, including an emergency response plan and safety procedures that all workers are required to follow.

    By following these safety measures, the risk of accidents, injuries, and damage to underground utilities during hydro excavation is significantly reduced.

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