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May '18

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Q & A With 3-D: How Do You Locate Lines?

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Q.  How is 3–D Line Locating able to locate underground facilities? A.  We use a combination of specialized equipment combined with certified and competent technicians working in teams of 2. The equipment we use applies an electromagnetic frequency or “signal” by induction or by direct connect method to an insulated conductor (pipe or cable) with… Read more »

May '18

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Whats Required Before You Start Digging?

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Q.  What does OSHA / OH&S require before any ground disturbance takes place? A.  Whether the ground disturbance is to take place on public or private land, the Occupational Safety & Health Code requires that ALL buried facilities potentially in conflict with the ground  disturbance be identified & their horizontal alignments marked out before the… Read more »

May '18

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What Do All The Marker Colours Mean?

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You’ve seen them out there, stakes lined up in a row, marching along the ditch or a field.  Or, sometimes, spray paint decorating the street or sidewalk, a variety of colours contrasting against the dull grey pavement. What do they mean?  Why are they there? When companies need to do maintenance to the road, sidewalk,… Read more »