May 29, 2020
Successfully locating and identifying buried utilities is a process of elimination—elimination of mistakes. A thorough understanding of the jobsite and the equipment’s correct operating procedures can help you save a great deal of time and money. No matter what locating equipment you are using, these guidelines will help drilling or excavating crews understand precisely where […]
Preventing Damage To Underground Infrastructure.
May 20, 2020
Constructing and repairing underground outside plant infrastructure are complex tasks that involve multiple factors. One of the most critical factors is how to safely avoid damaging existing buried pipes, conduits, and cables. While the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) publishes a Best Practices Guide recognized as the most comprehensive guideline for preventing damage to underground facilities, […]
How Extending Your Tracker’s Range Can Cut Your Time On The Job.
Mar 10, 2020
Like any good businessman, Michael Melson knows time is money. The more productive his crew can be on a jobsite, the more profitable that bore will be. That’s why he invests in equipment he can rely on, from his drill to his tracking system. But one of the newest tools in his arsenal is a […]
Thinking Beyond The Drill On Environmentally Sensitive Bores.
Mar 09, 2020
Working in harmony with nature means your crew and equipment must work in harmony as well. Little mishaps or miscalculations can cause big problems, especially on difficult jobs. That’s why Kinetic Underground gets the call on tough projects—they go the extra mile to do the job right: no shortcuts on procedures and no skimping on […]
Making The Grade: Tracking On-Grade Bores.
Mar 03, 2020
Two 300-foot bores, 17 feet down, through 44,000 psi of basalt. All at a .75 percent grade. It’s just another day’s work for Logan Kallwick and his crews. “That job was a tough one,” said Kallwick, field supervisor for Downing Diversified in Kalama, Washington. “But those are the kind of jobs we’re known for. We […]