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Vac trucks are a specific type of machine designed for suctioning various liquids into their tank. Vac trucks are changing the face of excavation in South Australia and Victoria, thanks to their non-destructive methods.
What does a Vac Truck do
Posted on 14 May, 2019
Why do utility line strikes happen when we have the technology to avoid them? Utility locating services are not a new service, and there has been more than enough awareness campaigns run about them. Really, what excuses are there to not ensure your workers are safe to dig? When does the chance of el...
1 Dead, 25 Injured after avoidable gas line strike
Posted on 30 April, 2019
Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) should be the first step on any job site to ensure the mapping of underground utilities is up-to-date and accurate. It’s important that sites know where the current underground gas, water and electricity lines are, but there are also retired pipes that can pote...
A Breakdown of Ground Penetrating Radar Equipment
Posted on 18 April, 2019
We pride ourselves on our work, not only with our delivery of high-quality service in vacuum excavation, utility locating, and waste management but also in our Vac-U-Digga manufacturing process. At VAC Group, we believe in our technology and work processes so much so we are happy to be as ...
The Vac-U-Digga Manufacturing Process
Posted on 20 March, 2019
Vacuum Excavation has come a long way since its birth in the 1800s, where it has since become a critical service for a variety of modern-day critical infrastructure, utility, and waste management related projects.
The History of Vacuum Excavation
Posted on 15 March, 2019
Utility maintenance is big business in Australia due to the importance and incredible scale of utilities installed across the nation. However, maintaining these critical assets is no easy feat, particularly utilities that are buried underground, under roads, footpaths and even buildings. 
How to access and maintain subsurface utilities
Posted on 13 February, 2019
If you are interested in gaining skills and expertise in utility locating, damage prevention, incident investigation or consulting services, then StakingU has the training solutions you’ve been searching for.
How can I become a qualified locator?
Posted on 12 February, 2019
You’ve likely seen or heard of “Clean Fill”, but what is it and what is it used for?
What is Clean Fill?
Posted on 5 February, 2019
Latro™ is an Australian push-cart subsurface reality capture solution, a 3D GPR system utilising Noise-Modulated GPR (NM-GPR).
Meet Latro: Our push-cart radar solution
Posted on 4 February, 2019
At the turn of the century, Neil Costello came across vacuum excavation technology in the United States, where at the time it was a somewhat underdeveloped technology. 
The VAC Group Story: Innovating since 2000 
Posted on 30 January, 2019
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