In 2019, Benchmark Construction was in Chicago to install a water main along a street that spanned multiple city blocks. It can be challenging to install utilities in such a busy urban area, and there are many things to look out for such as abandoned older infrastructure, railroad tracks, and other intersecting live utility services. In “Reading Ditches” you’ll learn about these and other challenges and why it’s important to pay attention to the details on a job like this. Timely and accurate locates, good communication and partnerships with utility owners are critical to getting the job underway and avoiding damages.
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