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Brian Delmonico

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How Do You Detect a Water Leak Underground?

Posted by Brian Delmonico on July 9, 2018

Water leakage can occur on any water system in your home at any time. Most water leakages are easily identifiable because they happen on piping systems that are easy to see.

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Topics: underground utilities, Ohio construction

Building a Subdivision: What You Need to Make It Work

Posted by Brian Delmonico on June 11, 2018

As a project manager, developer or home builder you put your business reputation on the line when building a subdivision. A well-planned, properly-constructed and beautiful community will attract the attention of real estate agents and home buyers alike.

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Topics: civil construction, regulations, rules, Ohio construction

5 Common Sewer Line Installation Setbacks (and Solutions)

Posted by Brian Delmonico on May 31, 2018

Your contractor begins digging for a new sewer line at your commercial property. Crews encounter bedrock and can go no further, setting your project behind schedule.

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Underground Utility Construction Quality Assurance Checklist

Posted by Brian Delmonico on April 30, 2018

 

Underground utility construction can be a complicated process in any scenario. Like any other type of construction, the goal is to create a functional finished product while making it look like workers were never even there. But in reality, the means to get to that end is a highly invasive experience that quite literally alters the landscape.

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Topics: underground utilities, civil construction, Ohio construction

Underground Pipe Problems: Call OUPS to Avoid a Utility Oops

Posted by Brian Delmonico on February 23, 2018

Underground utility contractors can't just start digging. With high-powered construction equipment, we could easily hit an underground utility line and cause a serious problem. Since some utilities include gas lines, something could actually blow up

That’s why contractors use OUPS (the Ohio Utilities Protection Service) to assess project sites. Contractors are required to call at least 48 hours ahead of excavation.

Property owners can also use this service to scope out DIY digging projects and contracted underground utility projects. As a property owner, here's what OUPS can do for you.

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Topics: underground utilities, civil construction, regulations, rules, Ohio construction

Rules & Regulations Underground Utility Contractors in Ohio Must Follow

Posted by Brian Delmonico on February 23, 2018

 

There’s an old adage: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Underground utilities affect not only your commercial property, but potentially an indefinite amount of properties around you, as well. These aren’t merely pipe problems. Entire communities can lose power, water, electricity, gas, and more if your construction contractors are not careful. Negligence can even cause injury or death. That’s why we have common-sense regulations and processes for due diligence.

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Topics: underground utilities, regulations, rules, Ohio construction