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Posted on 5 February 2019
What is non-destructive digging?
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Excavation refers to the practice of digging a hole, typically on a construction or civil site. The practice is one of the fundamental activities seen on construction sites across the world. The act of excavation can be conducted by a variety of methods, where traditionally excavator plant and hand-held tools were used to excavate sites or dig down. A popular modern method of excavation is non-destructive digging, which notably mitigates line strike risk. But what exactly is non-destructive digging?
While vacuum excavation and hydro excavation work in a similar manner (with both using a vacuum system to suck up and collect excavated material), hydro excavation utilises a pressurised water jet to break up debris prior to suction. Hydro excavation produces a slurry waste as a result of using water, where this slurry can then be collected and processed through our Soil Transfer system to separate the slurry into reusable fill and water for use in future projects. On the other hand, air excavation is a less popular method involving a pressurised air rod to break apart soil with a vacuum suction system used to suck up and collect excavated soil.
If you’re are interested in booking, getting a quote, or finding out more information about our unique non-destructive digging, vacuum excavation, soil transfer, hydro excavation or waste management services give us a call on 0508 822834 for a chat with one of our professionals.
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