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Posted on 11 July, 2019
Non destructive excavation and underground service detection saves time and money.
When you need to excavate the best way to go is underground service detection then non destructive excavation. There are many reasons for this, with a reduction in costs being paramount. When you’re non destructive excavation is able to excavate around underground utilities without damaging them.
Also, before you undergo any method of excavation you should always detect underground services. This will save you time and money when you’re digging as you know where you can and can’t go in order to protect the underground assets. When you’re excavating anywhere near buildings and roads there will be water, gas and electricity service lines under the surface, so caution is key.
Underground service detection has to be the first step in any excavation. The risk of hitting something below the surface is always high, but when you have underground service detecting data before you dig, you’re more aware of what is under the surface. This can mean the difference between a day’s work and two weeks work.
Contacting the different service providers to access maps of their utilities is an arduous process that can take weeks and doesn’t consider historic services that are no longer in use. Often there are old water pipes that are no longer used but have the potential to damage excavating equipment. Aside from this the service provider’s maps can often be slightly inaccurate, which may not sound like much but can mean the difference between missing a gas pipe and breaking a gas pipe.
The bottom line is excavating without having up-to-date underground service detection data is not only putting your project at risk of delays and budget blowouts but risks the safety of yourself, your staff and the neighbouring area. The best option is always underground service detection and non destructive excavation for safety and efficiency.
Our team completing non destructive excavationon utility pipes.
Once you’ve completed your underground service detection your best option for excavation is the non destructive method. Using non destructive methods of excavation means you’re removing the constant risk of damaging underground utilities. Using either air or water to blast the earth you are providing just the right amount of pressure to break up the ground, without putting vital utilities at risk.
Non destructive excavation also drastically reduces the risk of utility damage, cutting the cost of delays and added repairs, as well as increasing productivity. In today’s world what is under the ground is often not what is written in a plan, thanks to constant infrastructure work and updates it is always safer to go with the method that will protect yourself and your employees.
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If you are looking for reliable vacuum excavation, utility location and non-destructive digging services in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, give us a call on 1300 822 834.For more information on our vacuum trucks, click here.
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