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Non-Destructive Digging Services

Non-Destructive Digging (NDD) is a modern excavation method that safely uncovers underground utilities without causing damage. Unlike traditional digging, NDD uses air or water to break up soil, which is then vacuumed away. 

Cleanway is dedicated to providing innovative and safe NDD solutions, ensuring projects are efficient and environmentally friendly.

What is Non-Destructive Digging?

Non-Destructive Digging (NDD) is a safe and precise excavation technique. It uses vacuum excavation or hydro excavation to remove soil without harming underground services like gas, water, or telecommunications. 

This method is safer and more efficient than traditional digging, offering significant environmental benefits by reducing soil disruption and pollution.

Advantages of Non-Destructive Digging

The key benefits of NDD include:

Applications of Non-Destructive Digging

NDD is versatile and suitable for industries like construction, utilities, and telecommunications. It’s ideal for:

Why Choose Cleanway for Non-Destructive Digging?

Choosing Cleanway means partnering with a leader in NDD. We bring:

Unmatched Safety Standards

Safety is at the core of everything we do. We adopt the highest safety standards in the industry to ensure the well-being of our clients, their employees, and the general public. Our protocols and procedures are rigorously designed to mitigate risks associated with waste management, from collection to disposal.

Environmental Responsibility

Our dedication to environmental stewardship is evident in our operational practices. We comply with and strive to exceed environmental regulations, ensuring that our waste management solutions contribute positively to the planet’s health. By choosing us, you partner with a company prioritising sustainability and reducing environmental impact.

Licensed and Accredited by the EPA

Our expertise and reliability are underscored by our licensing and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accreditation. This certification is a testament to our compliance with stringent environmental laws and regulations, offering you peace of mind that your waste management needs are handled with the utmost professionalism and adherence to legal standards.

Long-standing Experience and Expert Staff

Our legacy is built on decades of managing chemical and hazardous waste with unmatched proficiency. Our team comprises industry veterans who bring knowledge and expertise to every task. 

Our staff’s expertise is not just about handling waste; it’s about providing solutions that ensure your operations remain safe, compliant, and efficient.

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What is Non-Destructive Digging (NDD)?

Non-Destructive Digging is an excavation method that uses vacuum or hydro excavation techniques to safely remove soil without damaging underground utilities. It’s an efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional digging methods.

Unlike traditional excavation, which often involves mechanical digging tools, NDD uses high-pressure air or water to break up the soil, which is then removed with a powerful vacuum system. This method greatly reduces the risk of damaging underground utilities and is less disruptive to the surrounding environment.

The main advantages include:

  • Reduced risk of damaging underground utilities
  • Minimal environmental impact
  • Faster project completion times
  • Cost savings by avoiding utility repair costs and project delays
  • Can NDD be used for all types of excavation projects?

NDD is versatile and can be used for a wide range of projects, including utility location and mapping, small or large-scale excavation, environmental remediation, and installation of underground services. It is suitable for urban, residential, and sensitive environmental areas.


While the upfront cost may be higher, NDD can actually save money in the long run by reducing the risk of damaging underground utilities, which can lead to costly repairs and project delays. Additionally, its precision and efficiency can result in lower overall project costs.


The duration of an NDD project varies depending on the scope and complexity of the work. However, NDD is generally faster than traditional excavation methods due to its precision and efficiency. Cleanway will provide a project timeline estimate after assessing the specific requirements of your project.

Yes, NDD is considered environmentally friendly because it minimizes soil disturbance, reduces the risk of contaminant spread, and typically requires less backfill material. This method is ideal for projects in sensitive ecological areas or where environmental preservation is a priority.

To schedule NDD services or to get more information, you can contact Cleanway directly through our website, via email, or by phone. Our team will discuss your project needs, provide a consultation, and offer a detailed quote based on the scope of work.

Yes, Cleanway offers emergency NDD services for urgent situations where quick and safe excavation is required, such as utility repairs or emergency response actions. Contact us for immediate assistance.

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