We 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 >
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 >
Powerful Habits Every Underground Detective Should Practice.
#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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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.
So what is a UST?
According to the EPA, a “UST” is an Underground Read more >
SUE is an engineering technique which identifies the quality of underground utility information. Using this technique will result in better designs and enhance damage prevention efforts. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) developed standard 38-02, which is a Read more >