Monthly Archives: September 2017

A Mission of Discovery

My last article addressed construction site excavation and the dangers of cave-ins. For this article, we will be discussing the process that takes places before excavation – potholing. Potholing is the process through which underground utility lines are discovered and identified, so the dig can go smoothly and prevent damage. A test hole is bored [...]

By |2017-09-15T05:54:50-06:00September 18th, 2017|Horizontal Directional Drilling|0 Comments

Old vs New

Using a backhoe or excavator used to be the primary method for utility line locating, or daylighting. The industry has since determined that, for various reasons, using horizontal directional drilling paired with hydrovac is the more efficient and safer way to go. We’re going to compare the two. Heavy construction equipment, like the backhoe or [...]

By |2017-09-15T05:53:23-06:00September 14th, 2017|Horizontal Directional Drilling|0 Comments