They are all up and down my street that is being rebuilt in the area where the underground electric is going to be put. It seems like they have dug down to where the gas line is and then put the corrugated pipe in the the holes.very odd to me.
If they are going to be doing directional boring, the rules for underground locating, at least in my area, require that you physically expose any utility line that the bore will cross.Why the pipe? The proper equipment can locate the pipe and determine the depth without the need for pipe.
if i've got to leave a pipe buried for later, what i'll usually do, is sitDing Ding. We have a winner!
That would have been my first question because these appear to be locator pits for trenching. I dug quite a few of these to pay for tuition. If the buried line is located, then the hole needs to be only large enough to identify the line. If the line is not found, then the hole needs to be large enough to ensure it is not before or after the pit, and at least as deep as the new line. This is why the sod is cut square and long, but the final hole is small--they found the line in this case. If they hadn't found the line, the entire locator pit would have been squared out to the size of the sod-cut.I don't think they are doing directional boring as they have cut slots in people's driveways (including mine) to trench for the buried conduit they are putting in for the underground electric wires.