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Gas Leaks: What to do if you smell gas
Posted on 24 July 2019
Whenever you undertake any sort of excavation or construction work you normally have construction waste or ground fill left over at the end. Or alternatively, you need material fill to level your space or fill a hole. Make sure when you’re looking to dispose or supply you know what type of fill yo...
What is clean fill?
Posted on 10 July 2019
Burst water mains are annoying and time consuming to repair and the earlier they can be detected the better. A range of companies are involved in the repair of a burst water main, including vacuum excavation companies like Vac U Digga. We are often called out to clear the soil and water away from a ...
What to do if there is a water main break
Posted on 19 June 2019
You may have heard a loud ‘buzz’ looming around the construction industry for a while with terms such as “Vacuum Excavation,” “Hydrovac,” and “Non-destructive digging” being used liberally. These all simply represent colourful and alternative ways to talk about some of the best ‘Co...
Why not using Hydro Excavation is costing you money, time, and stress!
Posted on 17 May 2019
Utilities like gas, electricity, water and sewage are critical parts of our national infrastructure and are relied upon to sustain our standards of living. These assets require routine care and maintenance, though the act of locating them proves to be a technical process requiring modern radar techn...
How do you locate underground utilities?
Posted on 14 April 2019
In this article, we take a look at some of the risks and accidents that can occur in a variety of excavation projects and offer suggestions on how to mitigate such risks.
The hidden dangers of excavation
Posted on 20 March 2019
We’ve had some busy but rewarding months here in New Zealand. The following are a select few of the many projects and activities that we have been involved in over the last few months.
A look at recent project highlights
Posted on 12 March 2019
The processes that surround discarding the soil or debris left over from construction, excavation, or demolition project can be confusing and costly. Today, we look at places where you can legally dump soil as well as a variety of solutions to help you cut projects costs and reutilise project waste.
Where can I dump soil in New Zealand?
Posted on 12 February 2019
You’ve likely seen a sucker truck or a hydro excavation vehicle somewhere in New Zealand, but what do they do and how do they work? ​
What is a sucker truck?
Posted on 5 February 2019
You’ve most certainly seen an excavation occur or perhaps even organised one, but do you know the difference between each method and terminology used?
What is non-destructive digging?
Posted on 5 February 2019
The global Vac Truck market is expected to reach $US 1.45 billion by 2023. Up from $US 1.1 billion in 2017.
Why are so many excavation companies buying Vac Trucks?
Posted on 30 January 2019
Before you understand the environmental benefits of soil transfer and soil reuse, you have to know what it is and why civil works, construction and mining companies are starting to use it at the end of their projects.
What is Soil Transfer? - What are the environmental benefits?
Posted on 30 January 2019
No matter if you're in the construction, mining or civil works sectors on a private or industrial basis, it's important that you use soil reuse practices in your projects New Zealand wide. There are several large benefits for the environment from using soil transfer, and we're going to go over ...
What is Soil Reuse?
Posted on 29 January 2019
Vacuum excavation refers to a form of non-destructive digging that is popular for unearthing utility lines, pipes and cables safely and efficiently. Split into two categories, air excavation and hydro excavation are routinely used by both small and large companies in New Zealand.
What is Air Excavation? Air Excavation Vs Hydro Excavation
Posted on 24 January 2019
Cable and pipe location services are an important aspect of any construction project. More often than not, utility lines are buried under the ground where they are not visible — if undetected, they can be damaged during construction. If accidentally damaged, utility cables and pipes...
Cable and Pipe Detection – Why is it so important?
Posted on 24 January 2019
Underground utility locatorservices are essential for both large and small civil works, construction andmining companies from Christchurch to Auckland and New Zealand wide. Theseservices use high-tech equipment like ground penetrating radar andelectromagnetic induction to help companies find buried ...
What is an Underground Utility Locator?
Posted on 22 January 2019
When it comes to waste management, it's extremely important that you work with a reputable and knowledgeable company who are up to date on the current laws, rules and regulations to ensure that your project stays in compliance as they handle your waste management needs.
The Importance of Waste Management 
Posted on 18 January 2019
You may have heard of non-destructive digging. This is an alternate term for hydro excavation, or digging holes and clearing soil by using pressurised water. It's important that you have all of the hydro vacuum equipment on hand and ready to go including a sucker truck and a vacuum truck or hydro tr...
What is Hydro Excavation?
Posted on 16 January 2019

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