Non-destructive digging, also known as hydro excavation or vacuum truck excavation, is an alternate form of mechanical excavation, aguring, or digging. By using pressurised water to break up soil and debris, non-destructive digging minimises the impact on the environment and surrounding infrastructure compared to traditional digging methods. Once the soil is broken up by the pressurised water, it is then vacuumed up and disposed of offsite.
Non-destructive digging is the safer option for workers, the environment, underground utilities, and surrounding infrastructure. Because of this, it is used in a variety of industries, including construction, mining, and utilities.
Non-destructive digging trucks are commonly used for excavation work in urban areas where underground infrastructure is densely packed, and traditional excavation methods could cause significant damage and disruption. They can also be used for a range of other applications, including potholing, trenching, and hydro excavation.
As part of our Industrial services at SSTC, we offer safe, efficient, and effective non-destructive digging. We are experts in a range of different applications and industries, making it easy for us to tailor the service to your needs.