Utility Locating

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How Does Snowfall Affect Utility Locating?

Winter is in full throttle and is sure to bring us more heavy snowfall, which means more school closings, traffic delays, and potential tardiness when it comes to your daily routine.

Marking Utilities During Snowfall

When those days come, The Read more >

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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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 >

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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 >

Ready to Dig? Read This First! What do the colors mean?

What do the colors mean?


Have you ever pulled into a grocery parking lot or a gas station and noticed the lot is spray painted with all colors of the rainbow?  Have you ever driven through a neighborhood and noticed a yard with many small, Read more >

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What is Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)?

SUE (subsurface utility engineering) 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 Read more >

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State One-Call vs Private Utilities Location

Private utilities location – Do I need it?

The 811 State One-Call is a call everyone needs to make before starting any excavation project! It is a free service which will cover locating all underground utilities from the street to Read more >