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The Missing Manhole

A business in Paris, KY had been missing a manhole since 1994.  Other companies had tried tractor CCTV cameras from down stream manholes to find it, but were unable to get to the missing manhole due to debris in the line. Another company tried ground penetrating radar (GPR), but did not find it because they […]

When to Call a Geotechnical Engineer

What does a Geotechnical Engineer do?

We were recently called onsite to scan and clear soil boring locations before they drilled them for the Antea Group in Wheatley Heights, NY. When to Call a Geotechnical Engineer A Geotechnical Engineer works with the engineering behavior of earth materials, with applications in military, mining, petroleum and various other jobs concerning construction on the surface of the earth […]

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From Time Capsules to Cemeteries

Below is an excerpt taken from Cleaner Magazine’s “Locating Firm Finds Opportunities for Growth” that talks about the different underground locating jobs we’ve done. From Time Capsules to Cemeteries   While utility locating may be The Underground Detective’s forte, it is not the only area in which the company’s equipment and expertise are useful. Occasionally the […]

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The Full Spectrum of Tools Used at Underground Detective

Below is an excerpt taken from Cleaner Magazine’s “Locating Firm Finds Opportunities for Growth” that talks about the full spectrum of tools used at Underground Detective.  Full Spectrum of Tools Used at Underground Detective Technology wise, the biggest development in how The Underground Detective operates has been with GPR, which uses electromagnetic radiation waves and detects […]

The Underground Detective - From Plumbing to Locating

The Underground Detective – From Plumbing to Locating

Below is an excerpt taken from Cleaner Magazine’s “Locating Firm Finds Opportunities for Growth” that talks about our business modules and a brief history.   The approach has been profitable for The Underground Detective. The company has grown from a small operation servicing primarily residential customers in only Cincinnati to its current status with four other […]

How Does Snowfall Affect Utility Locating?

Winter is in full throttle and is sure to bring us more heavy snowfall, which means more school closings, traffic delays, and potential tardiness when it comes to your daily routine. Marking Utilities During Snowfall When those days come, The Underground Detective will surely receive phone calls from worried clients asking if the snow and […]

Top 10 Underground Detection Blog Posts of 2015

It’s New Year’s Eve already! Where did this year go?! #HappyNewYear! To wrap up 2015, we’d like to do a quick post to review our top Underground Detection blogs. To our readers, we thank you for taking the time to check out our blogs and follow us on social media. The Top 10 Underground Detection Blog […]

Safety First at the Underground Detective

Safety First at the Underground Detective!

The Underground Detective’s number one priority on each and every job is safety; the safety of employees, underground unknowns, and the safety of our customers. We take pride in the work we do and spend an extensive amount of time on training our employees to be the best and safest utility locators. Below is an […]

The Underground Detective Featured in Cleaner Magazine

Underground Detective Cover Story in Cleaner Magazine

We are very proud to be featured in Cleaner Magazine’s December cover story! Cleaner is a professional community for all your drain and pipe cleaning, pipeline inspection and rehabilitation, location and leak detection and more. Check out the full story here. Follow

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Suspicious About What’s Below?

It’s Friday the 13th, which always brings on a slew of illogical superstitions and fears: black cats, walking under ladders, stepping on cracks and breaking your mothers back – you name it. The “Friday the 13th” phobia, known as friggatriskaidekaphobia, is not uncommon. The word comes from Frigga, the name of the Norse goddess for whom […]