Greece, NY

D and D project

Project Profile

Project Greece, NY
Location Upstate NY
Dates March 2021
Value < $25,000

Project Requirements

  • Telephone pole excavations
  • Excavation locations within 2 feet of major gas pipeline
  • Covers for excavations provided



EBD was contracted to complete the D & D Power project during the winter using our on-board, heated water lance.  The low temperatures created challenges for excavation as the frost was approximately 2 feet thick and difficult to penetrate.  We was able to complete as many as eight excavations per day in order to stay just in front of the linemen.  This efficiency allowed the project to be completed ahead of schedule.

As with many of our utility clients, D & D Power realized that using  our service was more effective than hand digging and, while we were on-site, opted to have us excavate many of the holes that their crew would traditionally auger.  This allowed the trained linemen to focus on what they do best, installing poles and rerouting lines.