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 give you a better sense of proper proportion and measurements of the project.
2) Call 811 for Public Utilities
After 811 has identified what they can, it’s time to call in an underground detection service professional to locate unknown utilizes using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), electromagnetic, and sonde locating technology.
3) Call Private Utility Locator
After 811 has identified what they can, it’s time to call in an underground detection service professional to locate unknown utilizes using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology and 2 Man Electromagnetic Scan. To help you better select a service that will provide you with the most accurate locating, check out the 5 Tools Everyone in the Underground Detection Services Industry Should Be Using.
4) Vacuum Excavation
The last step is to expose any utilities that might be in the excavation area with vacuum excavation. Vacuum excavation is the latest land excavation technology. It uses kinetic energy in a high velocity air stream to penetrate, expand, and break up soil for underground utility excavation.
Do you still have any questions about digging? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to talk to you and explain any of the technical services offered by The Underground Detective.
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