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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
Unlike the potholes that we avoid on main roads, potholing refers to an efficient non-destructive excavation solution that is used to dig down, locate, assess, and help repair underground utilities. 
Potholing in Australia
Posted on 30 January, 2019
Spoil removal is typically an expensive and inefficient use of spoil, time and money, but this all changes with VAC Group’s Soil Transfer system.
Soil Removal is out - Soil Transfer is in!
Posted on 21 January, 2019
One winter’s day in 2013, Trevor, who has worked in the VAC Group Workshop for over 15 years, smashed a rocksaw on the front of a bobcat and called it a Bobsaw. Five years later – the much flashier ‘Non-Destructive Profiler’ was born.
What is a Non-Destructive Profiler (NDP)?
Posted on 2 December, 2018
VAC Group has figured out how to cut non-destructive excavation costs by half on big sites (and for some reason, they’re telling customers how to do it).
How to half your vacuum excavation costs on big sites
Posted on 22 November, 2018
Whether you're performing a home renovation or managing a large civil project, utility locating is usually always required if you plan to perform an excavation. Despite the ubiquitous nature of excavation work, opening up the earth in this way can be much riskier than many people think.
What is Utility Locating? 
Posted on 21 November, 2018
Non-destructive digging, also known as hydro excavation or vacuum excavation, is an important excavation technique with a number of residential and commercial applications. Widely accepted as the safest way to dig, vacuum excavation is a fast, effective and affordable excavation alternative. De...
What is Non-Destructive Digging?
Posted on 10 November, 2018
As with any industry, those involved in it easily get into the habit of using jargon and technical terms and assume that everyone will know exactly what they are talking about! It’s not always the case, so, here at VAC Group we’re always happy to provide an explanation of different processes, as...
A Beginners Guide to Vacuum Excavation
Posted on 29 January, 2019
Congratulations to our CEO Ben Costello on his win at the Gladstone Engineering Alliance awards, for his efforts in pioneering vacuum excavation in Australia.
Ben Costello wins Gladstone Engineering Alliance award 
Posted on 22 November, 2018
Our advanced radar services are backed by the specialist team of engineers and scientists at Earth Radar, part of our VAC Group family, who provide the research, know-how, expertise, and technology that allow us to deliver world-class surface and subsurface asset solutions.
What is Earth Radar and how does it fit with the VAC Group family? 
Posted on 29 October, 2018
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