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Utilizing the most advanced technology in the field, we strive to provide contractors, excavators, drillers, surveyors, engineer site planners, and/or homeowners with the best possible knowledge of all underground utilities. This will help avoid any potential hazards and/or assist in proper site utility planning or excavation.

Our goal is to help people save time, money, and valuable resources, while providing state-of-the-art Underground Location Services with utility locating, utility mapping, vacuum excavation, and pipe inspections.Our customer service, employee training, and years of experience make us the leaders in private underground information. The Underground Detective not only uses electromagnetic locating equipment, but includes ground penetrating radar and locating sondes on every job.

We are focuses to do quality work, NOT quantity. We are a full service underground location service company that locates and marks any and all utility lines and subsurface structures on your job site.

read more › The Underground Detective is currently looking for ambitious, safety minded, professional Underground Detectives who are looking to work at a growing company. We offer paid time off, holidays, 401k and health benefits. The Underground Detective is a private utility locating firm that is currently expanding into new markets. We are seeking new technicians to be a part of our growing family. If you have locating, plumbing, GPR experience, please send us a resume. Salary is negotiable based upon experience level.

read more › The Underground Detective has grown and evolved to provide invaluable services to a wide variety of clients. As years progress and demand continues to change, our commitment to being a family remains strong. We value your time and your trust. We treat our name and your confidence #1 in everything we do and ALWAYS give you all the knowledge we can to save you time, money, and resources. Originally plumbers, the owner of The Underground Detective and his head technician often struggled to find the proper place to excavate when a sewer problem occurred.

read more › The Underground Detective locates private utilities using state-of-the-art equipment for all pre-excavation and site planning needs. The state one-call (811) only marks public utilities, those which are before the service meter. Any utility beyond the service meter is usually considered private, which will require a second call to The Underground Detective. Know the misconception of private versus public utilities. Utility locating is a two-step process. The Underground Detective not only uses electromagnetic locating equipment, but also uses ground penetrating radar, and locating sondes to properly locate underground utilities.

read more › After carefully collecting utility information using electromagnetic locating equipment, ground penetrating radar (GPR), and locating sondes, The Underground Detective can use the newest generation in mapping devices designed for Geographic Information System (GIS) to collect your valuable utility data. We can then provide to you a map, shapefiles, Auto CADD, or provide other digital formats that outline and define where utilities are located. If they exist at all, underground utility maps are often incorrect.

read more › We understand that concrete scanning and inspection can be a complicated chore. The Underground Detective offers a way to perform ground penetrating radar scans of concrete structures simply and safely. We then present data clearly for real-time and in-the-box 2D or 3D data acquisition, display, and analysis. The Underground Detective presents GPR scans of concrete structures clearly for real-time and in-the-box 2D or 3D data acquisition, display, and analysis using the most flexible and comprehensive concrete scanning systems on the market.

read more › A ground fault occurs when the electric charge from your system goes into the earth rather than flowing through your system as it is supposed to. If you have buried cable in your electric system, there's always a chance of a ground fault occurring. But what do you do if you have a cable that fails? You call the ground fault detection experts at The Underground Detective. If you have a buried cable that has failed, don't dig until you know exactly where it is. You can cause yourself hours of expensive and frustrating issues if you dig without locating the fault.

read more › Sewer inspection and location is important for a variety of reasons. Whether you're buying a new home or just have slow drainage, you need to know if your sewer lines are functioning as they should, and you need to know how to fix the problem if they aren't. Broken, blocked, or root-infested sewer lines can cause sewage back-ups into a building, whether it's a home or commercial space. The Underground Detective has current technology that can help you diagnose your sewer line issues before they result in a full-on sewer back-up.

read more › The Underground Detective is a fully OSHA compliant company. It is our job to make sure that our services are carried out in the safest, most efficient way possible. This means that we need to keep both clients and our employees as safe as we can during every part of the job. Safety is a top focus on our job sites and in all of our locations, which is why we are continually seeking new methods to maintain it for everyone involved. The Underground Detective's focus on the health and safety of our employees means that they must participate in a variety of training programs, both before they start working and as they continue to do so.

read more › Our Underground Detectives cover the entire region defined on our Service Area Map. From the Mississippi to New York and down to Florida, we can take care of your private utility locating, utility mapping, vacuum excavation, and pipe inspecting needs. Our goal is to help people save time, money, and valuable resources, while providing state-of-the-art services. Contact us to schedule a consultation in any of the states listed. We are happy to explain the services to you so that you fully understand the full range of service options available to you.

read more › Cincinnati is our hometown, and we're proud to offer ground-penetrating radar and utility location services to the entire Tri-State area. The Underground Detective is more than just a locator service, they are problem solvers that work with you to diagnose the situation and help you arrive at solutions. When The Underground Detective marks the path and depth of a pipe, you can dig with confidence and know it will be there. No more wasted time with trial and error methods.

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