Kill and Drill

Jon Moulton of Q3 Contracting speaks with us from a jobsite in which Q3 used potholing and hand digging to confirm the existence of an unlocatable plastic gas service line. This line had been marked previously by their locators via silver paint on the ground and white flags in the area. As such, Q3 determined …

Locating using GPR: Damage Stopper

Brian Clem, Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Blood Hound, shares some great perspectives and long-time experiences on locating using GPR in private locates. While not a perfect instrument, GPR will deliver information that other types of locating instruments (electromagnetic, acoustic, etc.) may not and help potentially avoid significant excavation damages. When it comes …

The impact of Metrotech 810

Still in use 30 years later, the 810 locator, featured in this video, was the first electromagnetic locator providing simultaneous peak and null readings, reducing the potential for human error.

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