Air Vacuum Excavation Test Pitting

Air Vacuum Excavation Test Pitting

Air excavation provides us a non-invasive and non-destruction excavation system. After we designate and locate the underground utilities, air excavation test pitting allows us to precisely determine the exact location and depth of the buried utility cable, tank or structure. The excavation is able to expose utility lines with complete safety.  The test pit is usually an 8” by 8” cut.  The air probe breaks up the soil and the vacuum system uncovers the utility.  Soil and surface cover is restored to its original condition.

Our Air Vacuum Excavation Test Pitting process provides you with the


Horizontal Position
Vertical Position

of the discoverable underground utilities in the areas searched
Vacumaster 6000 truck

Road Cut Permits:

We can also obtain the road cut permits for you to make your life easier.
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Utility Locating / Utility Designating
(Horizontal Location of Utilities)

To Locate Underground UtilitiesUtilities Search employs state of the art electro-magnetic underground utility location equipment including Metrotech, Radio Detection, Fisher, Dynatel, Pipehorn, and many more.  Utilities Search has the capability to locate both ferrous and non-ferrous material such as concrete, PVC, transite, and clay pipes.  Highly trained locators will detect and mark the underground utilities using the appropriate approved color code.  Our technicians have years of experience designating.  The best detection equipment is useless without the skill and experience to correctly interpret the data.

Underground Utility Data Mapping

Utilities Search will attempt to preserve utility information revealed during the utility investigation according to the client’s budget and desired level of detail. When more specific location detail is required, our Underground Utility Data Mapping Service is implemented. Utilities Search, Inc provides Level-A, Level-B, and Level-C Data Mapping Service.

  • Level-A — Color coded sketch maps
  • Level-B — Tie down utility markings to client provided site plan.
  • Level-C — Multi-Layered Survey/CAD File