underground utility Articles

  • Case history 2 Keansburg, NJ summer 2008

    This fuel oil tank removal was initiated upon the issuance of a permit and a mark-out for underground utilities. After mobilizing to the site the tank was uncovered, cut open and pumped out of all excess oil. The tank was then removed and inspected by a local code enforcement official. After backfilling the site, the client was supplied with all associated documents and Shore aided in getting ...


    By Shore Environmental

  • Making remaining life predictions for better pipeline asset management

    ABSTRACT Most underground assets owners would like to know what the probability is for failure of a given pipeline asset as a function of material type, function type, age of the asset, geotechnical environment, and other factors, when we know past failure distributions, predominant failure mechanisms, and other attributes. While most underground utilities have collected voluminous data that ...

  • Bioremediation Of Highway Spills On Sites With Shallow Underground Utility Lines

    Highway spills involving saddle tanks of trucks are fairly common and in such cases almost 104 gallons of diesel are released in the environment. Although excavation is a preferred method, bioremediation using AgroRemed is considered another option in many situations like this one in West Virginia where the underlying cables were likely to be damaged. At the end of bioremediation, the values of ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • MB Crusher Game Changer for Colorado Excavating Company Passing Gradation, Saving 35 Percent

    When Avalanche Excavating, Inc. was awarded a project in April 2015 that dealt with 11 blocks of underground utilities, storm sewers, and water lines in Salida, Colorado, the company knew it would not have much room to navigate the spoils it would encounter. Both Howard Houghton III and Tabitha Hapl from Avalanche Excavating foresaw the challenges of hauling off the waste material to be ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Scanning proposed borehole locations for Utilities case study

    Environmental and engineering firms often are tasked with performing soil borings for monitor well installation as part of a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment. This task becomes more challenging when the borings are to be installed in gasoline stations, right of ways or other areas where there are numerous underground utilities that are either unmarked or not properly located. GeoView can ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Case Study - Pipeline Subsidence

    Looking for sinkholes Pyramid Environmental recently performed a geophysical investigation for the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Carlsbad, NM. The survey used electrical resistivity mapping (ER) to look for potential underground caves or caverns near an area designated for the construction of an underground utility line. A 2D resistivity survey ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Protective coatings for underground utility concrete structures

    As our cities and municipalities grow older, the utility and wastewater infrastructure and corrosion preventive program for underground asset protection are aging with them. Municipalities and Utility Companies are struggling to handle rehabilitation measures and effective corrosion prevention programs to deal with prolonging the life of their buried assets. More municipalities are in the process ...


    By Sauereisen Inc.

  • Poweram comes to Africa

    ll Koser of Poweram, Inc. in Barron, WI is doing his part to move the current U.S. trade deficit towards the positive side of the balance sheet. Koser and his wife, Mari, now into their 41st year of manufacturing in Barron, have just completed a deal that put one of their Poweram hydraulic pipe pusher-pullers into service across the Atlantic Ocean to the coastal city of Accra, the capital of ...


    By Poweram, Inc.

  • Another Sewer from Hell - The City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Experience

    ABSTRACTThe City of Richmond has a population of approximately 180,000 and is located on a flood plain at approximately sea level. These physical attributes present numerous challenges with underground utility design, including sanitary sewers. On January 21, 2005 the City declared a local state of emergency near the intersection of No. 3 Road at Cook Road due to the development of a large ...

  • Utility Locating and Mapping at a Power plant case study

    An expansion was planned at a power plant in west central Florida. As part of the design build plan, all of the utilities within the proposed building footprint had to be located and mapped. There were two phases of the investigation. Utility designation was the first phase. This involved studying existing as-builts, performing site walkthroughs with plant personnel in order to ascertain a ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • How the City of Tavares, FL utilizes a Vacuum Excavator - Case Study

    The City Director came to Phillip Clark, Water Supervisor for Tavares, FL – America’s Seaplane City, with details of a surplus in the budget. “What can we add to our fleet to work smarter and not harder? What out there in the industry is new and innovative?” He asked. Mr. Clark is constantly researching and reading about what is innovative and groundbreaking. He says that ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • Global Site Decommissioning - Case Study

    Challenge: A global oil and gas company required final decommissioning at a former terminal and blending facility that had been idle for almost a decade. The 2.5 acre site, located in South Africa, required the removal of all above and below ground structures, underground utilities, process equipment, buildings, concrete slabs and foundations. The objective of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Automated Treatment System Used to Solve a Costly and Environmentally Critical Wastewater Problem for an East Coast Utility

    BACKGROUND Hydrocarbon and particulate contamination in wastewater is a well-known environmental hazard.  Due to tightening environmental regulations, an ever-increasing source of such contamination in major cities comes from water collected from underground utility vaults and manhole water.  This contaminated water, contains a smorgasbord of potential contaminants from transformers, ground ...


    By Walchem, Iwaki America Inc.

  • Geoweb base stabilization solution for soft subgrades New Mexico - Case Study

    Overcoming Site Challenges: Time Constraints Extremely Soft Subgrades Shallow Underground Utilities Geoweb System Strengthens Highway Subgrade The Project New Mexico’s State Highway and Transportation Department (NMSH&TD) made news with innovative financing and a record setting ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • RegenOx™ treats petroleum hydrocarbons surrounding sensitive underground infrastructure at a defence facility

    Former fueling operations at Scott Air Force Base resulted in soil contamination containing high levels of benzene, ethylbenzene, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), and naphthalene. Underground storage tank removal and source area excavation were planned to treat the unsaturated soil. However, subsurface investigations revealed piping, fiber-optic communication lines and other utilities present ...


    By Regenesis

  • Soil Fracturing

    Introduction Fracturing is an enhancement technology designed to increase the efficiency of other in situ technologies in difficult soil conditions. The fracturing extends and enlarges existing fissures and introduces new fractures, primarily in the horizontal direction. When fracturing has been completed, the formation is then subjected to vapor extraction, either by applying a vacuum to all ...

  • Poway Business Center, Poway, California - Case Study

    Project Name: Poway Business Center Product: Rainstore3 subsurface stormwater detention Application: Stormwater Detention City: Poway ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Stowe Plaza, Poway, California - Case Study

    Project Name: Stowe Plaza Product: Rainstore3 subsurface detention pond Application: Stormwater Detention System City: Poway ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Crowder-Gulf Disaster Debris Management Responds to Hurricanes’ Havoc

    Untitled Document Bonnie...Charley...Frances...Ivan. If the state of Florida could be compared to a fictional prize fighter. It would ...


    By Diamond Z

  • Evaluating Cleanup at Hamilton Army Airfield Using EQuIS and ArcGIS

    The Sacramento District, US Army Corps of Engineers, is implementing EarthSoft's EQuIS and ArcGIS for better management, analysis, and response to landfill remedial activities being conducted at the former Hamilton Army Airfield. This former Air Force Base located four miles south of the city of Novato, on San Pablo Bay, in Marin County, California, is undergoing environmental clean-up as it is ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

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