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Underground Detective 10 Commandments

The 10 Commandments of Underground Detection Services

When beginning a project that requires extensive digging, things can get confusing and even a little messy if you don’t go about it the right way or contact the proper sources. Below, you will find our 10 Commandments of Underground Read more >

7 Habits Checklist

7 Habits of Highly Detective People

Powerful Habits Every Underground Detective Should Practice.

7 Habits Checklist Underground Detective Cincinnati, OH

Independent-Focused Habits:

 #1: Proactive Nature

Knows that his actions don’t just happen and understands they are carefully designed by him. He takes initiative of the job by realizing that his decisions (and how Read more >

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The 4 Factors that Affect Underground Detection Services

1) Weather Conditions

Snow and ice can become factors in utility locating during the winter months. Depending on the amount of snowfall, The Underground Detective may have to wait for parking lots and sidewalks to be treated before a survey Read more >

finishing the dig by hand

Quick Digging Tips

It can be confusing to determine where to start when doing a project that requires digging. Here are a few quick tips to get you started:

1) Designate the area of excavation with white paint.

Clearly defining the area will Read more >

The Underground Detective - From Plumbing to Locating

The Complete Process of Underground Detection Services

Underground detection may seem complicated to someone who is not in the field and may be especially confusing when trying to decide where to start on your project. Never fear, the Underground Detective is here!

Our goal is to help 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 >


There’s Nothing Spooky About GPR

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. This 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 >

Ground Penetrating Radar

What is a “UST” and how is it located?

You may be wondering, “what is a UST?” Don’t worry – it’s not some sort of disease or infection… It is more like an underground UFO.

Q Stop Tank

So what is a UST?

According to the EPA, a “UST” is an Underground Read more >