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What is an Unlocatable Utility?
A while back we published an article titled What is an
Why doesn’t Call 811 locate all utilities?
The common misconception with most state-run 811 (call before you
The hidden costs of underground utility damage
The results are in. The release of last month’s Common Ground
What are Private Underground Utilities?
If you have used the Call 811 system before, you have likely
How we locate underground storage tanks
You may need to know the location of an underground storage
How we clear a soil boring for underground utilities
There is always the risk of damaging underground utilities, especially

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What is an unlocatable utility?

What is an Unlocatable Utility?

A while back we published an article titled What is an Unknown Utility? The publication covered the topic of unknown utilities, and what they mean. In this article, however, we want to discuss a different type of obstacle both excavators and utility locating companies must face: unlocatable utilities. On the face, the definition

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Why doesn’t Call 811 locate all utilities?

The common misconception with most state-run 811 (call before you dig) programs is that they locate underground utilities for free. The fact, however, is that the 811 system doesn’t locate utilities at all. It is simply a distribution hub that notifies utility companies that someone is digging or planning to

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Utility Locating Services

The hidden costs of underground utility damage

The results are in. The release of last month’s Common Ground Alliance 2016 DIRT Report is a sobering reminder about how important it is to excavate safely around underground utilities. The CGA reports that 56% of utility damages are the result of insufficient excavation practices, and an additional 16% were the result

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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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How we locate underground storage tanks

You may need to know the location of an underground storage tank (UST) for any number of reasons. Perhaps you are trying to buy or sell a new home or property, or perhaps you need to confirm if the tank has been decommissioned. Thankfully, Locating underground storage tanks is possible with the use of

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How we clear a soil boring for underground utilities

There is always the risk of damaging underground utilities, especially when you are drilling for samples or installing wells. The most expensive utility damages often occur in the least likely locations. This makes employing the use of underground utility locating services critical to your project’s success. Utility Locator, LLC clears soil boring

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