Non-Destructive Digging Hailed as the Safest Excavation Method

Non-destructive Excavation | Pressure Works

Non-destructive digging (NDD) offers a major advantage in that it greatly reduces the chance of damaging underground utilities. This, in turn, reduces the risk of costly delays and additional expense for construction companies.

Non-destructive Excavation | Pressure WorksNDD makes use of a pump mounted on a vacuum truck to generate powerful suction and remove earth and debris from an excavation. The wide-mouthed intake nozzle is held by one or more operators and is used to vacuum away material that has been loosened by a powerful water jet or compressed air.

Pressure Works provides vacuum excavation to Melbourne construction companies, contractors, and government departments.

Since non-destructive digging uses a suction excavator, it is also called “vacuum excavation”, or “hydro excavation” if a water jet is used.

Vacuum excavation (also known as suction excavation) is considered a best practice for safely locating underground utilities, reducing the chance of damaging underground assets by more than half.