Underground Detection

Case Study - Missing Manhole in Paris KY

The Missing Manhole

A business in Paris, KY had been missing a manhole since 1994.  Other companies had tried tractor CCTV cameras from down stream manholes to find it, but were unable to get to the missing manhole due to debris in the Read more >

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 Underground Detective Featured in Cleaner Magazine

Underground Detective Cover Story in Cleaner Magazine

We are very proud to be featured in Cleaner Magazine’s December cover story!

Cleaner is a professional community for all your drain and pipe cleaning, pipeline inspection and rehabilitation, location and leak detection and more. Check out the full story Read more >

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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 >

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 >

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The Top 3 Myths Regarding Underground Detection Services

We get many calls and emails every week where customers have been previously misinformed and/or are confused about how certain underground detection services actually work. The Underground Detection is here to clear up any misunderstandings and to school you on 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 >

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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 >