Why Do You Need A Vacuum Truck for NDD jobs in Melbourne?

NDD or non-destructive digging is a relatively new technology but with the benefits that it has, it’s definitely here to stay.

NDD Hydro Excavations with vacuum trucks were developed in Canada, where frozen ground put a stop to a lot of their construction jobs in the winter when the ground was frozen. So a technique was developed whereby they blasted the ground with hot water that not only melted the frozen earth but turned it into a slurry that could be vacuumed up back into the truck.

The Canadians loved it. It extended their working season, and they could continue to drill, mine and construct well into their coldest months.

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NDD Can Be Used In A Variety Of Industries

While there’s not a lot of frozen earth here in Australia the side benefits for the Canadians who developed this NDD technology, work well here in lots of industries.

You’ll find NDD trucks with vacuums working in the mining, plumbing, stormwater, residential building, electrical, telecommunications and commercial industries. They can do everything from blasting a pole hole to cleaning out stormwater to excavating pipes and cables without damage.

NDD is an extremely versatile method of excavation and is really popular when pipes, cable and lines are involved. 

The main reason you’d get in an NDD contractor is because of underground infrastructure. Damaging water pipes, gas lines, electrical and phone lines can get very messy and expensive if your mechanical excavator managed to hit one.

With NDD excavator trucks, the soil is washed away from any underground infrastructure, leaving it exposed but undamaged so further work can begin. The onboard vacuum then sucks up the slurry, leaving you with a clean excavation ready for work. The slurry is carted away to be disposed of.

NDD Can Work Out More Cost Effective

NDD is more accurate and much faster than traditional mechanical excavation. You’ll find some cost savings just in the speed alone.

When working in busy areas like roads, you’ll find the convenience of a single truck that can park and take the hoses to the excavation site to be a pleasant change from having vehicles parked all over the place taking up valuable site space while they sit idle waiting for the digger to return, 

Some of the advantages of NDD trucks doing your excavations are that you need fewer people, it’s just one vehicle, and it’s very precise. Like really precise. It can dig your pole holes and cable trenches and do it fast while cleaning up its own mess.

NDD and Vacuum Excavation Makes Tough Jobs Easier!

Having these trucks on residential or commercial builds can be a godsend. The trucks are small enough to get into most places, take minutes to set up and be ready to use, and then do the job more accurately (and quicker) than most regular excavator drivers!

NDD truck targets only the material that needs to be removed and leaves pipes and underground services intact, as well as leaving the job site stable. If your job includes protecting underground assets, an NDD truck is going to be your best bet for excavation. 

Contractors find that they have fewer insurance claims and less paperwork with NDD trucks than they do with traditional mechanical diggers, just because of the way the excavation is conducted.   

NDD trucks are quieter than mechanical excavators and clean up their mess too. Seriously, what isn’t there to like about them?

Having these trucks on residential or commercial builds can be a godsend. The trucks are small enough to get into most places, take minutes to set up and be ready to use, and then do the job more accurately (and quicker) than most regular excavator drivers!

NDD truck targets only the material that needs to be removed and leaves pipes and underground services intact, as well as leaving the job site stable. If your job includes protecting underground assets, an NDD truck is going to be your best bet for excavation. 

Contractors find that they have fewer insurance claims and less paperwork with NDD trucks than they do with traditional mechanical diggers, just because of the way the excavation is conducted.   

NDD trucks are quieter than mechanical excavators and clean up their mess too. Seriously, what isn’t there to like about them?

cleaning truck pumps out the water drain

For small hard to get to jobs there is a smaller trailer version that can be towed into place with a 4×4 and for the huge jobs, we have trucks that take up to 12,000 litres of waste slurry away. There’s a perfect-sized truck for every job and perfect for sites where more traditional machinery can’t get in and move around.

These trucks are also well suited to areas where access is limited. If you have a flooded basement car park or need help with getting excavations done in a tight space, with extra long hoses, the truck doesn’t even need to be close to be able to do the job! 

Some legislation is being changed to make NDD the only method to locate and expose utilities and with so many utility strikes each year costing in excess of twenty million dollars, Utility companies are starting to insist that it’s the only method they will allow when excavating around their infrastructure.

We Provide Vacuum Excavation Across Melbourne

So if your job needs a fast, efficient evacuation where precision counts, you should give us a call to see what NDD truck we have in our range that would work for your situation.

We’ve done jobs on telecommunications pits, asset locations, service trench digging, site cleans, dewatering, and potholing as well as drilling and e straight excavation work.

Tree roots aren’t a problem for us, and you’ll find NDD excavations a lot less invasive, especially around sensitive sites and valuable infrastructure. These trucks cause far less destruction and disturbance than traditional digging methods and don’t have tracks that did up the surrounding areas as well!

Generally, the holes are smaller and more precise, which also saves you both time and backfill when the time comes to fill in the excavation. These are all good reasons why vacuum trucks are used on NDD jobs all across Melbourne. 

Our operators are ready to roll onto your site today, so if some non-destructive digging is on your to-do list today, give us a call. Chat with one of our friendly staff and find out what our company we can do to help your job go faster and smoother with less mess and cost.

With our NDD trucks, that’s possible!

Call us today for all vacuum excavation across Melbourne!

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