For any company that works underground the possibility of striking a utility is everpresent. The denser the population the more likely that foreign utilities will cross the work space. The Ironsides Group is diligent when excavating or drilling. All marked utilities are pot holed and positively identified before work begins. If the Foreman and crew are suspicious that a utility was unmarked the area will be explored through hydro-excavation and careful hand digging. This prework gives us assurance that a project can be completed without cross boring or other types of utility strikes. It is good for our business, our customers and the community.