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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 and have your public utilities marked before you dig. But public utility companies will only locate the facilities they own (think: utilities that run meter to main like electric, gas, oil, sewer, telephone, and water). We locate and mark any and all underground utilities and structures.

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  • We'll find power lines to garages & exterior structures, electrical cabling for lighting, drainage pipes for gardens & gutters, sprinkler lines & invisible fencing, gas lines for grills & fire pits
  • Provides a comprehensive view of your work site
  • Knowing where utilities are allows your crews to work as safely and efficiently as possible
  • Our professional locators are trained on the latest technology and locating techniques to ensure accuracy

Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is one of the most effective technologies used in geological surveys, construction, environmental studies, and re-construction projects. With GPR, we get real-time visuals of facilities that can't be located by traditional methods. 

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  • GPR locates underground storage tanks, concrete structures, buried manholes, septic tanks, water and sewer lines, unmarked gravesites, and more.
  • 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 vacuum excavation service is a fast, easy way to get visuals of utilities, so your crew can excavate more efficiently. The more congested an area is, the more vacuum excavation can help you. We safely uncover utilities, or dig and trench in congested areas, without the risk of damage associated with a backhoe, trencher, hand auger, or shovel.

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  • The world’s most powerful air knifing systems save you time and money
  • Eliminates the need to transport and dispose of mud spoils and replenish water tanks
  • Air knifing spoils can be used for immediate backfill
  • Excavate areas without the mess or cost of backfill.
  • Our trucks are specially outfitted to dig in frozen soils

Private Utility Mapping

Once Blood Hound has located your underground utilities, we can map the ground markings using 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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  • Keep track of your facilities, prevent damages, and reduce costs on future planning, and construction projects
  • Save time and money on future construction projects
  • Mapping data provided in a variety of formats, including AutoCAD digital files, scaled paper drawings, and GIS files
  • Fulfills regulatory requirements of GIS accuracy

Sewer/Pipe Camera Inspection

Have a collapsed sewer lateral, duct, or an unknown blockage in a pipe? Blood Hound provides a No-Dig Option that reduces project delays and costs by pinpointing the exact issue in your line, including bends, collapses, root intrusions, lateral taps, crossbores, or other issues. 
 

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  • State-of-the-art camera technology inspects conduits as small as one inch and as large as 60-foot sanitary and storm sewer mains.
  • Unique 4 and 6 inch robotic camera units to inspect your main lines up to 1,000 feet
  • Our professional inspectors are PACP, LACP, and MACP Certified by the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO)

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. Our advanced concrete scanning services can detect and protect existing utilities and structural supports in concrete.

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  • Find and protect utilities, as well as structural supports, buried or contained in concrete walls and floors
  • Get concrete images in minutes before cutting or drilling
  • Cut or drill without costly delays, damages or injuries
  • Prioritizing repairs saves time and money

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.

News & Press Releases

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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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