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Zero lost-time. Zero recordable incidents.

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About Us

Blood Hound is an underground utility locating company founded in Brownsburg, Indiana as a private utility locating company. Since 1999, Blood Hound has remained fiercely independent, while growing to provide services nationwide.

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Certifications

Safety and quality are of utmost importance at Blood Hound. Our technicians are all certified in OSHA 30, HAZWOPER 40, First Aid/CPR, Smith System Defensive Driving, and attend weekly safety training sessions. We also ensure that our technicians are extensively trained and certified on all of the advanced technologies we employ, including utility locator training through Staking University.

In 2009, Blood Hound was named one of the Top 50 Indiana Companies to Watch, by Governor Mitch Daniels for the State of Indiana.

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Community Activity

Blood Hound is an active member of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA), National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA), National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), and various Call Before You Dig / 811 centers (IUPPS, OUPS, KY BUD).
Blood Hound is also a member of the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS), an association focused on improving safety in the construction industry.

Our Services

Blood Hound is a full service underground utility locating company that finds and marks any and all utility lines and subsurface structures on your job site, no matter whether they are publicly or privately owned.

Utility Locating

The law requires you to call 811 before you dig. But did you know 811 doesn't mark everything? Utility companies only provide the minimum service available free of charge. They only mark and locate the utility lines they are aware of running directly from the meter to the main. These include electric, gas, oil, sewer, telephone, and water.

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  • Lines for power to garages & exterior structures
  • Electrical cabling for external lighting
  • Drainage pipes for gardens & gutters
  • Underground sprinkler lines & invisible fencing
  • Gas lines for outdoor grills & fire pits

Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is one of the newest, most popular technologies used in geological surveys, construction, environmental studies, and re-construction projects. With GPR, we can get real-time visuals of underground storage tanks, concrete structures, septic tanks, water and sewer lines, unmarked gravesites, and more.

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  • GPR is a safer and less destructive means of locating buried utility lines.
  • GPR sends electromagnetic waves into the ground, which are then reflected by subsurface structures or utilities and detected

Vacuum Excavation

Blood Hound’s fleet of vacuum excavation trucks enables our technicians to safely uncover buried utilities, or dig and trench in areas congested with utility lines, without the risk of damage associated with a backhoe, trencher, hand auger, or shovel.

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  • Featuring the World's Most Powerful Air-Knifing System & the Canadian package to dig in frozen soils.
  • Provide exact depth measurements on a utility.
  • Safely uncover utilities in areas that traditional excavation equipment cannot.
  • Excavate areas without the mess or cost of backfill.
  • Aid environmental contractors to contain, transport, and dispose of fluids quickly.

Utility Mapping

Once Blood Hound has located your underground utilities, we can map the ground markings using the Global Positioning System (GPS). We use Trimble mapping-grade GPS equipment for extreme accuracy. Blood Hound follows the American Public Works Association uniform color codes for the marking of underground utilities.

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  • Don't lose track of your underground utilities.
  • Save time and money on future construction projects.
  • Results can be provided in a variety of formats, including AutoCAD digital files, scaled paper drawings, and Geographic Information System files.

Sewer/Pipe Camera Inspection

Have a collapsed sewer lateral, duct, or an unknown blockage in a pipe? Blood Hound can find the problem efficiently with a sewer/pipe camera inspection. Our state-of-the-art reel- and robot-mounted cameras check for structural faults, root intrusions, bends or collapsed lines, and any other identifiable features that could be stopping up your line.

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  • Member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO).
  • PACP, MACP, and LACP Certified.
  • Inspect conduits as small as one inch to 60-foot sanitary and storm sewer mains.
  • Lateral launch camera goes where other cameras can't.
  • "Intrinsically safe" cameras can inspect lines containing a hazardous or explosive atmosphere.

Concrete Scanning

Anytime your job requires coring or cutting into concrete, it’s best to know what you’re getting into. Concrete floors and walls often contain plumbing, conduit for fiber optic or electrical cable, and rebar and tension cables. Blood Hound’s advanced concrete scanning services can detect and protect existing utilities and structural supports in concrete.

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  • Identify structures & facilities in or immediately below a concrete pad
  • Find potential defects in concrete & void spaces below the concrete
  • Help determine concrete thickness

Safety & Certifications

We take great care in what we do. The safety of your crew and your project depends on it. Our commitment to maintaining a spotless safety record keeps job costs down and our employees and clients safe.

Blood Hound University

Our training program is a minimum of 8 weeks and normally extends between 12 to 16 weeks of both classroom and supervised field activities. Every Blood Hound employee receives OSHA 10 hour construction and 40 Hour HAZWOPER certifications before being deployed in the field. Additionally, all supervisory staff, from the president of the company to the crew foreman, maintains the OSHA 30 Hour Construction Supervisor certification.

Our technicians also receive Smith Safe Driver certifications, Confined Space Entry training, traffic control methodology training and much more.

We also provide hazard recognition and awareness training for others at our state-of-the-art custom built training facility.

Required Courses

All of Blood Hound’s employees are required to complete several courses including:

  • OSHA Construction Safety
  • Confined Space Training
  • Defensive Driving
  • Trench Safety
  • Work Zone Traffic
  • Electrical Safety
  • Emergency Action Planning
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • Annual 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
  • 20+ Additional Courses

NASSCO Certifications

Blood Hound is a member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO). Through them we are PACP, MACP and LACP Certified.

          

Open Door Policy

These safety training programs are highly interactive presentations where our employees are encouraged to provide us with feedback and ideas on our professional and safety procedures. Every member of our management team has an Open Door policy to ensure that all of our employees feel included and invested in the safety process.

If you would like more information on Blood Hound’s services contact us online or by phone at (888) 858-9830. If you are interested in a career with us, apply online today.

 

 

Testimonials

At Blood Hound, we value the voice of our customers. 

"Blood Hound is a vital part of our success with our SUE services. We could not provide the same quality of services without Blood Hound's help. Their dedication to serving the client with accurate information is what separates them from the rest of the competition. We have partnered on projects now going back three years, and we look forward to embracing our working relationship for years to come." DHDC, Savvas

"We have been using Blood Hound for all of our utility locates for the past three or four years. We call them before we do any digging to ensure we are safe to dig and that there will be no disruption of service or injury to our employees or contractors working on site. They have always responded quickly, and their staff is always professional and well trained. They are the only service we use, and I would recommend their services to anyone."    Indianapolis Zoo,  Keith

Education: Zero Lost-Time, Zero Incidents

At Blood Hound we strive to provide as safe of a workplace as possible for all of our employees. Our goal is zero lost-time, zero recordable indicents. To achieve this goal, we encourage an open-door safety culture and 100% buy-in from all of our technicians.

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Jobsite Monitoring

Our technicians are commonly on a jobsite for only a few hours at a time, so our safety management approach must be as unique as our profession. We rely on extensive training in all aspects of jobsite safety, and we have developed technology to maintain a presence on the multiple jobsites our technicians are on every day.

Our Health and Safety Management Team conducts routine jobsite visits to perform quality and safety audits on our technicians.

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Resource Management Technology

Our custom-built Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system enables every level of our company to interact through an online portal. This tool provides us with a central method to track everything from billable hours and vehicle mileage to inspection reports and annual training expirations so our safety program certifications are always current.
Additionally, ERP provides random job selection for our Health and Safety Management Team to audit for workmanship, quality, and safety performance. The application tracks and reports these audits, enabling us to identify trends in both quality and safety performance. Identifying and correcting training deficiencies is necessary to prevent unsafe actions or behaviors from developing into habits among our field technicians.

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Blood Hound Earns Local & National Recognition

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September 3, 2014

Blood Hound recently received local and national recognition for our continued growth and success as a company, earning the Spotlight Award from the Indiana OSBE and making the Inc.com 5000 List of the nation's fastest growing companies.

Blood Hound Seeks to Raise $15,000 for Construction Families in Need

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July 14, 2014

Blood Hound announces a donation of $5,000 & additional match challenge for the MICCS Foundation, which provides financial help to families affected by construction related incidents or loss of life.

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