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An Enhanced Throwback Story: Post-Tension Slab Drilling and 130 Cores

Post-tension slab drilling, cutting, and coring can be incredibly dangerous. Not only is there a risk of structural collapse, but you also risk severe injury and death. It’s definitely NOT something you want to play around with. But what happens when you need to drill into post-tension concrete (also called PT concrete)? We had a […]

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Plastic Water Line Locating… aka The “Holy Grail” of Utility Locating

Plastic water line locating is no easy feat. Plastic water lines are non-conductive and about as electrically interesting as dirt. These plastic-based pipes have evaded the grasp of many noble locators throughout the years. This is a problem because, since the eighties, most new water pipes have been made of non-metal, non-conductive plastic. So how […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Public and Private Utility Locator?

What’s the difference between a public and private utility locator? And do you really need both? If you’re curious about either of these questions, stick around because we get asked them both… a lot. Public and private utility locating are as different as fraternal twins (meaning, they’re similar, but not identical)! A lot of people […]

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