Day: June 2, 2020

The Best Excavation Method: Hydro, Air or Both?

Today’s vacuum excavators offer a range of versatility to meet new demands In the old days, installing underground utilities usually began with open cutting along roadways. Those days are long gone. Especially in developed urban areas, today’s underground rights-of-way are already congested with fiber, gas, electric, water and sewer lines and damaging one of these …

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Pandemic’s Ripple Effect Hits Sewer Systems

When the coronavirus pandemic began there was one news story that seemed to dominate headlines across the nation: Toilet paper shortages. By mid-March, as the seriousness of the virus became clear and potential quarantine timelines became less-so, finding a package of toilet paper on a grocery run became a noteworthy accomplishment. U.S. sales of toilet …

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Utilizing GPR to Identify a Water Main Break

A success story of technology being used in the contracting world With innovating technology, it is now possible to identify a break in a water main. Contractors in the industry have utilized many different tools to try and locate utilities underground. Ground Penetrating RADAR (GPR) is one of the best geophysical applications used to identify …

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Industry News

KorTerra Announces Key Executive Changes KorTerra, Inc., a SaaS utility damage prevention software solutions provider located in Minneapolis, MN, announced in April the appointment of Mitch Stendal as President. Stendal previously held the title of Chief Strategist and championed several initiatives throughout his tenure with the company. Don Lewis, former KorTerra President, will now serve …

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Locator Spotlight: The Lifecycle of a Locate Request

Locator Spotlight: The Lifecycle of a Locate Request What happens to your locate request in the three working days after it’s submitted? Many contractors don’t realize how many things go into getting your job marked so it’s ready for you to begin excavation when your ticket becomes valid. Here is a glimpse at the life …

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SOCIAL INITIATIVE

#locatorsafety The significance of locator safety underwent a transformation upon the arrival and rapid spread of COVID-19. Locators continued their work, now as essential workers, with an additional safety hurdle to overcome. Their continued dedication to the safety of the public and the infrastructure we all rely on has not been overlooked. WHAT DO YOU …

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