Underground Detection

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 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 >

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 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 >

underground flag

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 >

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 >

Buried utility warning marker

Subsurface Utility Engineering

Buried Utility Warning marker


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 >