Tampa Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)

Utility Locating & Data Collection Services

  • Ground-Penetrating Radars
  • GTAC Collection Software
  • Rapid Response Times
  • City Regulation Compliant

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Services

SUE Services in Tampa, FL

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is a form of engineering dedicated to identifying and examining underground facilities. SUE is a crucial aspect of construction because it helps anticipate and identify risks from the beginning. Gathering vertical and horizontal underground utility data early on can prevent revenue loss, damages, and project delays. Our 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.

We utilize the most current electronic sensing technology including ground-penetrating radar (GPR) units and collection software to ensure that our data is accurate and in alignment with the client’s requirements. Our team possesses decades of diverse industry experience and can provide expert vacuum excavation in any location due to the compact nature of our outfitted rigs. Our specialties also include Chipley subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services, Orlando subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services and Jacksonville subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services.


  • 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

Full-Service Utility Locating & Engineering

SSMC provides expert utility locating and engineering using advanced electronic sensing devices, collection software, GPR, and records research. We utilize highly mobile, non-destructive vacuum excavation (test holes) equipment to positively scope out underground facilities. 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.

Our Subsurface Utility Engineering Division complies with all Hillsborough County and Florida Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations. Our projects include extensive route surveys, commercial developments, utility design, and more. Additional services include 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.

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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 internal Subsurface Utility Engineering Division has the expertise and tools to identify and investigate any Verified Vertical Elevation and Horizontal Locations (VVH). We have perfected our processes to develop the most streamlined mobilizations and timelines in our industry.

Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum excavations typically involve exposing certain subsurface utilities using specialized equipment in conflict areas. It is common to schedule an excavation prior to or during construction to detect and rectify issues early on before they can worsen and possible delay the project.


“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