Hydro Excavation

What is Hydro Excavation?
Hydro Excavation Melbourne

Hydro Excavation Melbourne

Need Hydro Excavation Melbourne and Vacuum Excavation Melbourne or Non Destructive digging (NDD), Potholing and asset proving and using Vacuum Excavation? It is a precise and non-invasive method of excavation, in which Drain Solutions specialise. Non Destructive Digging uses a Hydro Vac truck fitted with a combination of a high pressure water jetter and a large vacuum. The high pressure water is used to turn the hard ground into mud, which enables the vacuum, at the same time, to remove or suck the mud/dirt into the Hydro Vac Truck for removal from site on completion of the Hydro Excavation.

Using Vacuum Excavation will not damage underground services, utilities, assets or trees roots. Using Vacuum Excavation will enable smaller size holes to be dug and it is much easier to dig and expose buried underground utilities.

The use of mechanical excavating equipment such as excavators, bobcats, augers, backhoes and trenchers can destroy expensive underground infrastructure. Damage to utilities such as electricity, communication cables, gas, water, sewer and storm water pipes can be reduced or eliminated using Vacuum Excavation. This is first done with the help of an Underground Utility Locator which verifies the location and depth of these utilities. Vacuum Excavation is then used to expose and visually identify the buried utility.

Non Destructive Digging is a cost-effective, non-intrusive and risk-reducing method of locating underground infrastructure before you excavate. It minimises the impact on the local environment and disruptions to pedestrian and traffic flow.

Hydro Excavation can be used to install root barriers or digging trenches close to trees without damaging the trees root system.

We also provide an Underground Utility Locating service to locate conductive services like power, gas mains, water mains. We are a Telstra Accredited Plant Locator in optic fibre and copper and can also locate Optus and other communication assets/services. We can then use our Hydro Vac Truck to Pothole and expose the underground service or services to establish safe digging areas without any damage to expensive underground plant.

We specialise in tight and restricted access areas and as our combination vacuum and water jet truck is only 7.2m long, 2.3m wide and 3.1m high, it can access tight areas such as schools and small factories, yet allows the maintenance of drains from 100mm up to 900mm.

Both our medium size High Pressure Water Jet Truck and Vacuum Trailer are only 2m high and 1.9m wide which enables us to access any underground carpark with a 2m clearance.

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Pipe Lining Trenchless Technology Specialists in Melbourne



Drain Solutions

The smart choice when you need a Melbourne plumber.

So if it’s clearing a blocked drain or blocked sewer, Drain Solutions has it covered.

Call Drain Solutions now on 1300 546 348


Plumber Melbourne

The smart choice when you need a Melbourne plumber.

So if it’s clearing a blocked drain or blocked sewer, Drain Solutions has it covered.

Call Drain Solutions now on 1300 546 348


Value For Money

We aim to provide value for money for plumbing and drain cleaning services, in an honest & fair manner with fixed prices where possible.

If for some reason we cannot clear the blocked sewer or stormwater drain, we will give you an obligation free quotation to fix the problem.



Drain Solutions provide Victorian Building Authority (VBA) Certificate of Compliance on all jobs over the value of $750.00 with a 6 year written insurance guarantee on the plumbing installation.

Our pipe lining product has a life expectancy of 40 years. The combination of high-quality relining materials and a repair guarantee can provide the peace of mind that pipes and drains relined by Drain Solutions will last a very long time.


Drain Clearing

As with a lot of our unique services, we are constantly thinking of you - the customer.

With our drain clearing service, we don’t just clear where the blockage is; we clean and clear the section of sewer or stormwater drain.

Just a simple, affordable cost to get your blocked drain cleared.


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