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Subsurface Utility Engineering vs. Private Utility Locating
You may be wondering what the difference is between Subsurface
Utility Damage Costs Rise 20 Percent in 2016
The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released it’s Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report
Taking the extra step to ensure complete utility damage prevention
It is critical to the success of your construction and
What are Private Underground Utilities?
If you have used the Call 811 system before, you have likely

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Subsurface Utility Engineering

Subsurface Utility Engineering vs. Private Utility Locating

You may be wondering what the difference is between Subsurface Utility Engineering and Private Locating. After all, both services include finding underground pipes and cables by connecting to them using electromagnetic locating equipment or ground penetrating radar. Both services will often mark the location of the utility with paint and

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Telephone Utility Damage

Utility Damage Costs Rise 20 Percent in 2016

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released it’s Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report for year 2016. The report covers damages to underground utilities and structures, and the numbers are not good. The CGA finds that damages to underground utilities has increased, with a total of 379,000 reported utility damages in 2016. This is a 20%

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What are Private Underground Utilities?

If you have used the Call 811 system before, you have likely encountered a response that alerted you to the existence of private underground utilities. What are private utilities? And who will locate them? The truth is, no matter where you plan to excavate, the risk of damaging a private utility is

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