Category: Construction & Engineering

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 present. Understanding what […]

Subsurface Utility Engineering vs. Private Utility Locating

SUE 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 flags as well. So why do […]