Orlando Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Services

Utility Locating & Data Collection Services

  • Ground-Penetrating Radars
  • GTAC Collection Software
  • Rapid Response Times
  • County & FHWA Compliant

Professional SUE Services

Professional SUE Services

Subsurface Utility Engineering, or SUE, is a form of engineering dedicated to accurately identifying and examining underground facilities. At SSMC, we utilize the most current electronic sensing technology and devices, ground penetrating radar (GPR) units, and collection software to ensure the data received and delivered is of the highest quality levels, meeting your needs and exceeding expectations. Our vacuum excavation team possesses decades of expertise and can provide precise excavations in any location due to our outfitted rigs’ compact nature.

SUE services are a crucial part of any construction project, as it helps anticipate and identify risks right from the beginning. Gathering the vertical and horizontal underground utility data early on can prevent revenue loss, damages, and project delays. SSMC’s Subsurface Utility Engineering Division adheres to the ASCE‐38‐02 standard for all quality levels (A, B, C, D) for Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data. In addition to Orlando, we also service other Florida locations including Chipley subsurface utility engineering (SUE), Tampa subsurface utility engineering (SUE) and Jacksonville subsurface utility engineering (SUE).


  • Concrete Imaging & Mapping
  • Grave Location & Cemetery Mapping
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Sub‐Aqueous Utility Location
  • Subsurface Utility Designation
  • Utility Location & Mapping
  • Vacuum Excavation (Test Holes)
  • VVH Investigations

Utility Locating & Engineering

At SSMC, we pride ourselves in offering the best, most comprehensive utility locating and engineering services in Central Florida. Our Subsurface Utility Engineering Division complies with all Orange County and Florida Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations. Our projects include extensive Route surveys, commercial developments, construction support, design, and more. Our resources and dedication remain with the client from start to finish to resolve all utility questions or concerns you may have. We also perform hydrographic surveys which allow us to collect data such as the depth and configuration of certain bodies of water.

We strive to offer our clients the most efficient, cost-effective SUE services using current electronic sensing devices, GTAC collection software, GPR, and records research, performing highly mobile, non-destructive vacuum excavation (test holes) equipment to positively identify underground facilities. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive land surveying and mapping services in Florida. For this reason, we also offer our Orlando land surveying and mapping, Tampa land surveying and mapping, Jacksonville land surveying and mapping, Chipley land surveying and mapping, and Dothan land surveying and mapping services.

Vacuum Excavation

Excavation involves exposing subsurface utilities in conflict areas using specialized tool kits. It is common to schedule a vacuum excavation before or during construction to detect and fix any issues before they get worse and risk delaying the project.

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Imaging & Mapping

We employ varying imaging and mapping methods and tools depending on the quality levels necessary for a project’s data. Our services include concrete imaging and mapping, grave location, cemetery mapping, and continuity testing, among others.

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Utility Location

We save our clients time and money by accurately representing and locating underground facilities and providing the most reliable vantage point of underground infrastructure. Our teams are also thoroughly trained and certified in Temporary Traffic Control.

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VVH Investigations

Our expert Subsurface Utility Engineering Division is able to identify and investigate Verified Vertical Elevation and Horizontal Locations (VVH) to allow the most efficient mobilizations and timelines in our industry.


“I had the pleasure of working with a couple of your employees over the past couple weeks. James Murphy and Beau Boyles; very professional and “can do” attitudes. They worked well with the crew from PSI and the task was completed one day ahead of schedule with no underground utilities damaged.”

Byron Osborn

NBC Universal, Orlando

“On behalf of our entire Project-87 team I want Southeastern Surveying to know that Mike Vetter and Ed Wolfrey set the Live Structural Steel Surveying performance bar to a new pinnacle with their Project-87 performance.”

Sean A. Murray Sr.

The Walt Disney Company

“Southeastern Surveying has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. Ian O’Gorman has truly been a great and trustworthy professional getting the jobs done in a clean and effective manner. Thank you for all of your hard work and efforts.”

TJ Kelley

Quanta Telecom Services

“We would like to take a moment to express our appreciation to the employees that worked with the City of Paxton Utilities Department. During the time we had the privilege of working with them; they were very professional and went above and beyond our expectations.”

Hayward Thomas

Mayor of the Town of Paxton

“Your guys out there were great, very professional and hard working.”

Scott Shelton

Rayken, Inc.

“Thanks again for a great job. Please let your team know how grateful we are to your tireless diligence in preparing a living database of information.”

Lisa Henry

City of Orlando