Underground Detective Blog

An Underground Detective truck in front of the Cincinnati Latitude Observatory.

An Underground Search Points to the Stars

The work of The Underground Detective may always have room for some surprises, but it’s rare that an assignment seeking out an old foundation can involve a search of the nighttime skies. On a day-to-day basis, the norm for our Read more >

The Underground Detective - From Plumbing to Locating

From Time Capsules to Cemeteries

Below is an excerpt taken from Cleaner Magazine’sLocating Firm Finds Opportunities for Growth” that talks about the different underground locating jobs we’ve done.

From Time Capsules to Cemeteries

From Time Capsules to Cemeteries at Underground Detective

While utility locating may be The Underground Detective’s Read more >

On the job safety is our priority

A List of Excavation Do’s and Don’ts

Have a project or job that requires excavation? When it comes to excavation safety, you can never be too cautious! The Underground Detective has given you safety tips previously, but we’re back for another installment, this time with a list Read more >

Piping and Valves

Locating a Geothermal Heating System

What is a geothermal heating system?

During the heating cycle, a geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system Read more >

A man performing concrete scanning services at the top of a water tower in Cincinnati Dayton Road in Monroe, Ohio.

Concrete Scanning at the Top of a Water Tower

Typical concrete scanning services involve on-the-ground scanning of concrete structures such as floors, walls, concrete slabs, and bridge deck, or the roadway/pedestrian walkway, surface of a bridge. But, just like we often do, we got a call that was requesting Read more >

What does GPR data look like

The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a technology that unobtrusively penetrates through the earth’s surface to properly define and identify underground unknowns and is used on several jobs that require special care. We know many of our customers don’t understand exactly Read more >

On the job safety is our priority

The Dangers of Hitting Underground Utilities

Safety is our number one goal at The Underground Detective and as construction and home improvement season begins to hit its peak, we’d like to discuss the dangers of not following the proper procedures when it comes to underground utilities. Read more >

Field with underground utility line markings

5 Tools Everyone in the Underground Detection Services Industry Should Be Using

When beginning a project, always make sure to call 811 before you dig. The next step is generally researching companies that specialize in utility locating services, but not all companies use the same equipment and hold themselves to the highest Read more >

Locating Graves

No Bones About It: GPR Gets the Job Done!

GPR Data Analysis

As an underground detective, my daily tasks revolve around using a magical device to create a treasure map of sorts for my client, revealing the many wonders that are hidden within the earth. Alright, so I’m exaggerating Read more >

1978 Time Capsule

Using GPR Scanning to Help Dig Up the Past

GPR Scanning Helps Us Dig Up The Past

Recently, we got to be part of a special project that highlights how useful ground-penetrating radar (GPR Scanning) can be and how it can make a big difference to people, in a Read more >