Underground Detective Blog

Finishing the dig by hand

Ready to Dig? Read This First!

You have planned your project, made the necessary calls to 811,
and now you’re ready to dig…What are the next steps?

What to remember when you’re ready to dig:

When making excavations using traditional or trenchless
technologies (type of Read more >

Investigating a Sink Hole in Cincinnati, Ohio

Investigating a Sink Hole in Cincinnati, Ohio

We were called by a customer in Cincinnati, OH that has a sink hole in their parking lot and wanted us to investigate. We talked through our process and we were hired to inspect the storm piping to make sure Read more >

Service Van

Scanning Drilling Locations for an Industrial Facility in Washington, WV

We recently got a call to aid in scanning drilling locations for an industrial facility in Washington, West Virginia.

Scanning Drilling Locations

An electrical contractor is running new conduits up and down the bridge piers and along the bottom of 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 >

Utiility line markings

In the Trenches at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio

The Underground Detective was recently called to clear a trench that was 20’x200′ for some new utilities that were being installed at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio.

Prasco Park had its grand opening and hosted its first game in June Read more >

utility line markings

Underground Utility Locating at Chemical Plant in Middletown, Ohio

The Underground Detective was recently called out to do a job at a chemical plant in Middletown, OH. We were called out to locate underground utilities so they could re-work the turnstile area at the plant. Being a chemical plant 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 >

The Divine Lorraine Hotel

The Divine Lorraine Hotel in Philadelphia

The Divine Lorraine HotelWe recently got called in to assist on renovation of the Divine Lorraine Hotel at 699 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA. This was the Underground Detective’s first job of the day and as the driller is drilling his first Read more >


Underground Cincinnati

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of being a part of American Legacy Tour’s first evening Queen City Underground Tour, in which, I purchased the last two tickets of. What I thought was going to be quick tour of Read more >

Entrance to Underground Old Fort Jackson

More on Underground Savannah, Georgia: Old Fort Jackson

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a trip to Savannah, Georgia and touched on a few things about the history, legends, and myths of Colonial Park Cemetery. This week, I’d like to discuss the visit to Old Fort Read more >