Looking for an underground construction company to manage the excavation or infrastructure portion of your project? Patriot Utility Services has decades of experience managing construction projects of all sizes. We have cutting edge technology and equipment, and our construction crews are experienced and highly trained. Contact us to request a quote for service or call (636) 208-0921.
Here at Patriot Utility Services, our mission in underground construction is to conduct safe and secure tunneling, excavation, boring, or drilling projects. Learn how underground construction can help your company improve your bottom line in a safe way.
Industries Using Underground Construction
The underground construction sector builds tunnels, chambers, shafts, and passageways to run a variety of subterranean utility, drainage, water, oil and gas, and sewer lines. We have many drilling, excavation, and types of construction equipment at our disposal, so our team of construction workers and engineers can finish your project efficiently and safely. Our equipment and vehicle fleet allow us to tunnel deep below the earth’s surface using remote controls and high-tech software. Patriot Utility Services brings decades of experience to the underground work zone.
With our engineers and consultants at the helm, you’ll save money and precious time completing complex projects that require subterranean drainage systems, pipes, or water lines. Our underground construction services include but are not limited to:
Underground Construction Services
- Underground utility construction
- Gas and oil pipeline construction
- Water line addition, maintenance, and replacement
- Sewer Drainage Systems
- Civil Construction Services
- Mass Excavation
- Slab Construction
- Concrete Pipe & Box Culvert Installation
- Commercial & Industrial Site Development
- Horizontal Directional Drilling
- Drainage System Design
- Pipeline Construction
- Underground excavation
- Pipeline Maintenance & Repairs
- Pipe Bursting (repairing and replacing damaged pipe)
- Wireless internet and fiber optic cable plowing
Our commercial construction services help build and maintain critical infrastructure systems such as railways, roads, sewer and drainage systems, and underground utilities. We also provide below ground construction services for residential needs of homeowners who want to add a water or plumbing line, add a basement, or excavate space for an underground shelter.
What to Expect Throughout the Construction Project
After assessing the land, soil condition, and any other important factors the project manager will survey the land. Most construction-site excavation projects involve some type of earthwork, either to fortify the soil, remove dirt in preparation of a subsurface foundation, or to ensure compact soil foundation. The project may also require sitework; horizontally drilling or vertical potholing is sometimes needed to secure bases, beams, and trusses.
If the site’s elevation is found to have voids and holes we may need to grade the land with excavation equipment.
Mass excavation is another type of excavation dig and soil removal service that we offer. This is a common form of site excavation used for several types of projects, including:
- Water retention ponds
- Street drainage systems
- Parking lots
- Gypsum mining
- Ditch Control
- Light ore mining
- Channel excavating
- Building pads
- GPS control systems
Using our professional excavation services will allow your organization to scale commercial construction projects. Take your team’s bandwidth to the next level by subcontracting the underground construction services to us, your local veteran-owned construction company specializing in subterranean projects.
Wastewater and Sewer Construction Underground
Another equally challenging utility maintenance service is wastewater and sewer system maintenance and design. We bring our knowledge and experience in irrigation, drainage, and water line maintenance and repair to your job site. From projects at wastewater treatment plants to storm drainage construction and repair we can handle it. Many pipes installed 50 years ago are starting to crack and corrode, requiring extensive repair, replacement, or upgrading.
Our drainage and water line maintenance crews can manage all of your wastewater and sewer construction projects. With us at your service your company will be awarded larger projects, thanks to the added safety and efficiency that our utility contractors bring to the job site. We offer the best in pricing for commercial utility contractors.
- Licensed, insured, bonded utility excavators
- We create and manage shoring plans to maintain federal OSHA compliance for safety
- We don’t cut corners because quality and safety are non-negotiable
Our contractors are well versed in all aspects of construction and maintenance underground. We are ready to bid on your project and handle all of your below ground construction, utility, and drilling needs across the great state of Texas. We are bonded, insured, and fully licensed, focusing on safety and quality results.
- Well Drilling Contractors
- HDD Service
- HDPE Heat Fusion
- Excavation Service
- Private Utility Location Service
- Yard & Land Grading
Construction Site Soil Extraction
To determine if you have a trench in your worksite plans, note the size difference. An excavation with a deeper than wide opening is a trench.
According to OSHA, a trench cannot be wider than 15 feet. Trenches on the other hand are much deeper than they are wide. See the full quote from OSHA’s Trenching and Excavation Manual below.
“OSHA defines an excavation as any man-made cut, cavity, trench,
or depression in the Earth’s surface formed by earth removal.
A trench is defined as a narrow excavation (in relation to its length)
made below the surface of the ground. In general, the depth
of a trench is greater than its width, but the width of a trench
(measured at the bottom) is not greater than 15 feet (4.6 m).”