Utility Safety

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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 >

Safety First at the Underground Detective

Safety First at the Underground Detective!

The Underground Detective’s number one priority on each and every job is safety; the safety of employees, underground unknowns, and the safety of our customers. We take pride in the work we do and spend an extensive amount of time Read more >

On the job safety is our priority

A List of Excavation Do’s and Don’ts

Have a project or job that requires excavation? When it comes to excavation safety, you can never be too cautious! The Underground Detective has given you safety tips previously, but we’re back for another installment, this time with a list Read more >

Finishing the dig by hand

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 >

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 >

On the job safety is our priority

The Dangers of Hitting Underground Utilities

Safety is our number one goal at The Underground Detective and as construction and home improvement season begins to hit its peak, we’d like to discuss the dangers of not following the proper procedures when it comes to underground utilities. 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 >

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 >