811 Damage Prevention Professional Magazine – Cross Bore Mitigation

Our industry is ever changing and it’s a priority here at EcoTech to stay on top of the latest news and trends. This includes everything from excavation and technology to safety. We do this by participating in educational seminars, attending expos as well as regular utility safety meetings throughout the areas we serve. Industry publications are also valuable assets, one such publication is 811 Damage Prevention Professional Magazine. Cross Bore is our topic for September so we were happy to see that 811 Damage Prevention recently covered Cross Bore Mitigation in their latest issue. Read our recent post on Cross Bore’s here.

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What is a Cross Bore and How Does it Occur?

What is Cross Bore and How Does it Occur?

Per the PA 811 “A cross bore is the intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility installed using trenchless technology. This results in an intersection of the utilities, compromising the integrity of either or both utility or underground structure.”

Trenchless technologies, such as directional drilling are increasingly used in urban areas to install new underground utility lines thus increasing the risk of a cross bore, which in some cases can be very dangerous as well as disruptive. With a thorough understanding of the complexities of cross boring, our expert team at EcoTech can be brought in to help identify and excavate safely and effectively with our hydro or air services thus helping to avoid significant damage to utilities and properties.

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EcoTech Event Schedule – September 2018

Staying up-to-date on the latest trends and safety requirements is a top priority here at EcoTech! We will be attending several seminars over the next few months. See a list of activities scheduled for September below.

There are also a handful of community events we’ll be participating in including the 7th Annual Williams Marcellus BBQ Cook-Off and the always fun Solanco Annual Fair! We hope you can join us!


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The Versatility of Ecotech

From substation excavations to fruit spill cleanups, there is nothing our team can’t conquer!  Our innovative technology using vacuum excavation has allowed us to remove an overturned truck loaded with fruit from marshlands while also completing the job with minimal disturbance to the ground. The vacuum technology of our trucks creates innovative solutions to minimize the damage of properties and the environment. This holds true for the sinkholes and the milk spill we worked to help clean and repair. We never know what interesting jobs we might be called to!


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Complete DIY Backyard Projects Safely

The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming so what better time than now to start renovating your backyard or patio area?! We know how fun it is to play Fixer-Upper and experience the satisfaction of completing a project with our own two hands. Here at Ecotech, we want your family to have as much fun as possible reworking your backyard or patio space while also taking safety measures that will ensure the safety of not only your family but your property! Below are some basic safety tips that we recommend this renovating season.



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