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What is the Safest and Most Cost-Effective Method of Potholing for Utilities?

Potholing is a process of digging a test hole to expose existing subsurface utilities. It is intended to determine the vertical and horizontal location of a facility that may be present along a planned bore path to avoid causing damage to underground utilities. The installation of underground pipelines and cables prompted most states to consider [...]

By |2019-06-05T07:27:52-06:00June 10th, 2019|Utility Potholing|0 Comments

Horizontal Directional Drilling – What Makes this Technique Useful?

Directional drilling which is also known as horizontal directional boring, is a method of installing sub-surface pipelines, service conduits, and cables that uses trenchless technology. It is an operation that involves the use of a surface-launched directional drilling machine and related equipment. It’s objective is to drill a chosen bore path underground to make way [...]

Good Reasons Why You Need to Locate Utility Lines before Digging

Many years ago, only water pipelines were buried underground even in cities. It was quite safe then for people to dig anywhere should they intend to construct a building or sewage project. It is no longer the same today as most utilities including electrical and communication lines which used to hang above our heads, are [...]

By |2019-04-14T12:14:24-06:00April 15th, 2019|Utility Locating|0 Comments

5 Advantages of Using Hydrovac Units for Excavation

Back in the day, the process of underground digging and moving soil to build structural foundations, drainage systems, and other utilities used to be tough, slow, costly, and risky. While construction and excavation techniques and technologies have come a long way, utility contractors continue to look for solutions to address the many challenges in cost, [...]

By |2019-04-02T11:22:24-06:00April 2nd, 2019|Hydrovac Services|0 Comments

Directional Drilling for Underground Construction

There are small underground tunnels that run beneath almost every single building we walk into. They serve many different purposes, such as housing communications lines, natural gas lines, and water pipes but how did they get there in the first place? This is possible through technology known as directional drilling. It allows specialized contractors to [...]

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