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Non-Destructive Digging

Terratest invested in Non-Destructive Digging Units in 2009 to aid clients and drill crews in safely preparing boreholes. The Non-Destructive Digging Units or Vacmasters employ high pressure air to dislodge the soil while a vacuum simultaneously extracts the cuttings to 205 litre drums. The Vacmaster crews can resort to high-pressure water if they encounter particularly stubborn material. This methodology allows the borehole to be prepared to a depth of two metres, whilst greatly reducing the risk that underground utilities will be damaged if they are encountered.

The Non-Destructive Digging methodology provides a safe alternative to hand-augering or drilling, without the risk to underground utilities. This method produces considerable savings in time and, most importantly, greatly reduces the chance of exposing the drill crews and clients to the safety risks associated with damaging underground facilities.

The Vacmaster crews visit the site before the drill crews are schedule to begin drilling, or the vacuuming is completed just ahead of the drill crews. Non-Destructive Digging offers clients great savings in time as well as peace of mind.

Non-Destructive Digging