The utility infrastructure market is shifting more assets from overhead to underground to better protect the utilities and our environment. In the last year, companies like PG&E announced plans to invest billions of dollars to bury their electric lines. The move underground for utilities is expected to expand exponentially in the coming decade.
The boom in underground infrastructure does not come without its challenges as the ground beneath our feet becomes a maze of water, sewer, electric, oil/gas, and fiber, as well as abandoned lines and pipe. How do you install utilities without disrupting these existing utilities? One critical factor is knowing where the utilities are located. The other factor is precision installation. The ability to install lines precisely has become a critical service for the underground utility contractor.