Non-Destructive Digging

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Suckers Excavations has the expertise to safely access and excavate around gas lines, water pipes and tree roots, as well as electrical and telecommunications cables without damaging them.

Non-destructive digging services: Newcastle through to the South Coast

Suckers Excavations has the expertise to safely access and excavate around gas lines, water pipes and tree roots, as well as electrical and telecommunications cables without damaging them. Our hydro excavation professionals save you, time, money, and effort.

We are able to expose and work around objects and utilities which would be potentially damaged by mechanical backhoeing or trenching. Our vacuum excavation process reduces damage to buried objects, virtually eliminates labour-intensive hand digging and reduces environmental impact since both water and excavated soil are directed into our vacuum tank truck. Risk of environmental contamination is also reduced as sludge is removed by vacuum and transferred to appropriate disposal areas.

Our approach to non-destructive digging and hydro excavation

Non-destructive hydro excavation has been in use for several decades. Suckers Excavations utilise best practices by applying intense water pressure to the area being excavated, maintaining constant and thorough vacuum suction to ensure the removal of water-borne debris from the excavation site into the truck mounted storage tank.

Locating & Potholing

Any buried services or objects can be clearly identified and marked within a work site to ensure your team knows the exact location of all underground objects when working on a site.  Once located we can ‘pothole’ each object for easy identification and location.


Not only can we locate items in any given area with this procedure, but we can proceed to pothole those underground objects. The result? Any buried services or objects will be clearly identified and marked within the work site, ensuring your team knows exactly where objects are when working

Post Holes for Fences & Sign

Manually digging just a few post holes can be a time consuming and labour intensive task, so if you need to dig a number of these there is a much faster way. Suckers Excavations has dug post holes for many applications including fences, signs and poles by utilising both water pressure and vacuum suction to excavate the holes. Our specialised equipment is precise, meticulous and suitable for trenches, post holes or large excavation projects.


Suckers Excavations will employ its trenching process that utilises non-destructive digging to locate and reveal any objects that may have escaped your attention. We are able to follow any line service, pipe or wire which can be excavated and examined visually once exposed by our high pressure water and vacuum excavation.

Pier Hole Cleaning

Storm debris, rotten branches, stumps, old leaves, loose dirt, rocks and refuse type materials can build up on construction sites rather quickly. Suckers Excavation has the equipment to thoroughly clean pier holes prior to pouring concrete resulting in clean, uncontaminated concrete and optimal results.

Pit Cleaning

Suckers Excavations’ fleet of vacuum excavation trucks utilise suction to clean electrical, communication, or stormwater pits.  Using suction to remove water, sludge and water borne debris is a practical and environmentally friendly method for pit cleaning.


A water logged construction site can delay progress and increase costs depending on the amount of water and where it is being retained. Water on a concreted areas will remain much longer than that on dirt. Our fleet of trucks are able to remove rain water from post holes, trenches, pier holes and pits.

Removing Driller Mud

Mud and soil as a result of drilling is inevitable on any site and apart from creating a mess may also be a health and safety risk for staff while also being time consuming to remove when done manually. Wet or dry, Suckers Excavation can remove this excess material from your site and dispose of it properly.

Flushing/Cleaning Stormwater Pits

During the course of a project, many items and debris can build up in the stormwater pits resulting in blockages. Suckers Excavations can clean and flush stormwater pits of rubbish, soil, leaves, branches and other items using our non-destructive stormwater pit cleaning process.