Utility Potholing for Small Projects: Better Safe Than Sorry

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Thanks to modern excavating tools and methods, i.e., air and hydro vacuuming excavation, utility potholing became the new and safer strategy prior to the start of home and other construction projects. Digging used to be the standard when checking underground utility lines and performing directional drilling work, but it had many disadvantages. It is prone …

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Why You Should Still Call a Utility Locator When Revisiting a Project

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Underground utility locating is an extremely important and necessary step for any construction project. Excavations that do not safely locate utilities run the risk of a utility strike, which can result in serious damage and disruption to the local area. Indeed, professional utility locating services can mean the difference between a safe construction site, or a …

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When Should You Call a Private Utility Locator

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When Should You Call a Private Utility Locator If you are a contractor or a homeowner who needs to dig into the ground, you would need to locate underground utilities before you can start excavation. The primary inclination is to have a public utility locator to do the job. But most of the time, you …

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Major Headache: Expenses Involved in a Utility Strike

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  There are a lot of costs tied up in any construction project, no matter the size. If you are managing or running a construction site, you already know how multi-layered the budget sheet can get, and often there is not much room for unplanned expenses. One of the most expensive accidents that can occur …

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Lessen the Surface Damage during Your Excavation Project—Here’s How!

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When you are managing or working on a construction project, there are a lot of important factors to keep track of, such as budget, time constraints, and crew management. Modern construction sites have the advantage of using new equipment and methods that make work more efficient and less strenuous on your workers. One common concern …

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