How Does 811 Work?

It is critical to call 811 before you dig. This process usually starts a few days before you plan to start a new project.  The 811 phone number is a toll free nationwide number and should always be called before starting any type of digging project. Be sure to look at your own state laws

X-ray Vision

X-ray vision isn’t just for superheroes. Underground utility contractors have it too…or maybe the next best thing: Advanced Utility Detection Technology. Our sub-surface infrastructure is truly a world of its own. A snapshot of a typical urban underground system reveals a complex network of communications, gas, electric, and water/sewer services that originated in the early

Lateral Launch

Video Pipe Inspection is a method of visually inspecting a utility line to detect cracks, infractions, blockages, and the overall structural condition of the line. It is also used to locate service laterals and obstructions in the line. The process of Video Pipe Inspection involves navigating a camera through the line, either manually or via

Let’s dig up some DIRT!

A look into the 2018 DIRT Report Common Ground Alliance (CGA) is an organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities. The program collects critical information and analyzes all 2018 data submitted anonymously and voluntarily by facility operators, utility locating companies, one-call centers, contractors, regulators and others. According

Say hello to my little friend – the robotic crawler

The robotic crawler is an incredibly useful Video Pipe Inspection tool. Video Pipe Inspection is a method of visually inspecting a utility line to detect cracks, infractions, blockages, and the overall structural condition of the line. It is also used to locate service laterals and obstructions in the line. The process of Video Pipe Inspection