How Underground Utility Maps Evolve?

Sustainable urban development also largely depends on how underground utility maps evolve. The supporting subsurface infrastructure affects how new establishments are built. Whether the structures are placed above or beneath the ground, the exact locations of all subsurface utilities have to be accounted for. Back then underground utilities might have only consisted of water pipes. […]

How Does Hydro Excavation Work? Why Many Choose This Method?

Hydro excavation is a safe and non-destructive way to remove storm water, sludge, sewer blockages, building site waste, slurry and other wet and dry wastes. High-pressure water penetrates and loosens the soil. Then, the air vacuum lifts the waste (and gets transferred into a tank for later disposal). As a result, hydro vacuum excavation is […]

How to Locate Underground Cables & Ensure Safe Digging

How to locate underground cables? Commonly, professionals find an access point and inject an electrical signal onto the cable. Then they trace the signal’s path which thereby provides a map of the underground cable. It’s a basic technology that has been used for decades. However, the tools and methods might have evolved through the years. […]

How to Locate Underground Water Lines

How to locate underground water lines? Professionals use the electromagnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate subsurface water pipes. They use either one (or both) depending on the soil condition and other factors. In this comprehensive article we’ll discuss each method. We’ll also mention about the importance of locating underground water lines before doing […]

How to Effectively Avoid Damage to Underground Assets

How to avoid damage to underground assets and prevent paying millions of dollars in damages? First is to have an accurate and updated utility map before anyone starts digging. Professional utility locators can provide you with the map and photos. This way, your crew will successfully avoid those pipes and cables underground (or your crew […]

Why Non Destructive Digging for Huge Projects is Important

Non destructive digging makes it possible to minimise damages to utilities when removing wet and dry waste underground. Many construction firms have already taken advantage of this method to reduce damage and make faster progress. Specifically, hydro vacuum excavation (a form of non destructive digging) makes use of high pressure water to loosen up the […]

Why Find Utility Lines Before Digging? Here are 3 Reasons

Why find utility lines before digging? First, it has to do with safety. Second, it’s for faster progress of the project. Third, it’s for preventing interruptions to the community. Let’s discuss each one further. 1. Safety Underground power lines and water pipes can be dangerous for the crew. Accidentally busting a water pipe can propel […]

How to Collect Visual Data by Subsurface Utility Imaging

How to collect visual data by subsurface utility imaging? The direct way is by underground CCTV inspection. It allows collection of visual data even in inaccessible areas such as wells and boreholes. This underground mobile camera inspection method is valuable in: Determining location of all types of pipes Determining if there are damages on pipes […]

How Important is Underground Mapping Before Excavation?

Accurate underground mapping before excavation is important for better safety and faster work progress. The crew can avoid hitting water and power lines when digging. This also leads to faster work progress because there will be fewer delays. Importance of on-site inspection Underground blueprints and historical records are not enough to ensure safe digging. After […]

Utility Location for Residential Development: How Does It Work?

Accurate utility location for residential development is often one of the first crucial steps before any actual excavation or construction. This is for damage prevention, better planning, lower costs and a safer working environment. Professional utility locators will accurately determine the locations of water pipes, drains and sewer lines, electrical cables and telecommunication lines. They […]