Non-Destructive Digging (NDD)

Non Destructive Digging is known throughout the industry for being a fast, effective, and non-destructive method. This is utilised through vacuum excavation and is a preferred method asked for by utility owners. When you call 1300Locate, we guarantee that you’ll get the right machine for the job, ensuring utilities are kept safe and damage free at all times. Your safety is paramount to us, which is why we take ultimate care every time.

When it comes to NDD digging, our team of vacuum excavation specialists use optimal water pressures and rotating nozzles to ensure the integrity of fragile and direct laid utilities are kept intact. When it comes to potholing, our team record all utility data, mark the utility by its type, backfill, and compact the pothole leaving the work zone clean.

Whether you’re looking for vacuum trenching or underground utility locating services, calling 1300Locate is the first step. We’ll take care of the rest! For more information or general queries, our team are here to assist. Email us directly at today.

Non Destructive Excavation Fleet

At 1300Locate, we take pride in our range of vacuum excavation units, allowing us to make an informed decision on which truck is best suited for all projects. Whether the scope is big or small, we have the fleet for all.

Our fleet includes:

  • 3000 litre (3m3) capacity high flow and reverse flow – for more light duty applications
  • 4000 litre (4m3) capacity high flow – for volume jobs, with rear connection
  • 8000 litre (8m3) capacity high flow – for large deep excavations, boom, and rear connection

Ready to get started? Give us a call on 1300 562 283 or reach out via for a project estimation.

What Our Fleet are Used for

The best part about our NDD digging fleet is that each truck can be used for various types of projects, making us a diverse pipe and cable locating company. Our fleet are used for projects ranging from, but not limited to:

  • Potholing – exposing services located
  • Fence / bollard holes
  • Pier holes
  • Non destructive digging and trenching
  • Pit and conduit cleaning
  • High pressure cleaning
  • Hydrant and valve box cleaning
  • Small trenching
  • Deep excavations
  • Large filtration tanks

If you need the right non destructive excavation tools for the job, call the team at 1300 Locate now!

Years of Excellence

Here, at 1300Locate, we put a lot of effort into ensuring our vac dig equipment, technology, and team are the most up to date on both industry standards and trends. Our professional cable locators have a trusted and proven history of success in locating a wide variety of underground utilities. We understand there are limitations to the availability of current technology that allows hidden utilities to be detected, but at 1300Locate, we have everything necessary to provide a professional, reliable service which offers you the assurance needed.

Throughout the non destructive digging industry, we are known for:

  • Industry experience
  • Up to date accreditations
  • Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • Referees
  • The most up to date equipment industry wide
  • Safe work practices and use of method statements
  • Guarantees on the work we do
  • Value for money!

We Have the Right Tools for the Job

At 1300Locate we take pride in our comprehensive services offering specialised subsurface utility mapping for the Australasian engineering and construction industries. Regardless of the scope, we’re here to help. Give our utility locating team a call on 1300 562 283, or reach out via email for more vac dig details. Interested in receiving a quote? Email our estimators at now!


A comprehensive service offering, specialized subsurface utility mapping for the Australasian engineering and construction industries.

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