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Non Destructive Digging Division

non-destructive-diggingAP Drain Inspections has the latest equipment in non- destructive technology built in late 2007. AP use a technique called Hydro Excavation that utilises water and vacuum to excavate the soil above and around underground utilities. Hydro Excavation is more cost effective when compared with conventional excavation methods. Repairs to the ground after hydro excavation is minimal especially in high traffic areas such as highways. Disruption to traffic is also kept to a minimum due to the speed of the excavation and repair. This method also elimates the problem of damaging buried services such as sewer lines, fibre optic and electricity cables, water and gas mains, stormwater lines and even tree root systems.

Non Destructive Digging minimises the risks associated with excavation work such as possible loss of service, explosions from gas mains, shorting of electrical cables and the damage to water pipes. As part of our commitment to Quality Non Destructive Digging services, we have invested in experienced operators to ensure the most efficient method is delivered to our clients.

Some examples of uses:

  • Potholing of gas, water, sewer and telecommunication lines.
  • Straightening of power poles
  • Coring to enable soil samples
  • Tree planting and remediation
  • A combination of water and vacuum to 'pothole' down onto underground services to verify the exact position of the service
  • A combination of water/vacuum to undertake larger excavations around underground assets
  • Excavate power and street light poles (trenches and pits)
  • Excavate trench under obstacles (trees, driveways, footpaths, pillars