Introducing the New CUES Blog: Below the Surface

Introducing the New CUES Blog: Below the Surface

CUES recently announced the launch of its new company blog, your gateway to the world of CUES. This blog is designed to provide CUES' customers, industry enthusiasts and curious minds with a captivating platform sharing valuable insights, industry trends and updates about the company.

"At CUES, we believe in the power of connection," says a company spokesperson. "Our blog aims to foster meaningful connections with our audience by offering articles and other content that explore industry-related topics. Whether you're seeking the latest news about our products and services, looking for expert tips and advice, or simply want to explore fascinating industry developments, our blog is your go-to resource.

"We are dedicated to keeping you informed about the ever-evolving landscape of our industry, providing you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to stay ahead in today's fast-paced world."

As an example of the content you can expect to find on the new blog, below is a recent post delving into manholes and their significance in underground infrastructure.

A Deeper Look into Manholes

What are manholes?

A manhole, sometimes referred to as an inspection chamber, is an access point to underground assets like sewer lines and chambers. While their primary function is to act as an access point for inspection or cleaning, manholes are also important junction points for different sewer lines that may be located at different depths below the surface.

The perforated, street-facing cover that comes to mind when we think of the word manhole is a critical ventilation point for any sewer system. Underneath the cover, manholes typically feature ladders, benches or steps to aid in entry.

Why are they important?

Sewer systems have miles of pipes to inspect, maintain and repair. None of that can happen if you ignore one of the most visible, yet easily overlooked, parts of the sewer system: the manhole. 

When you’re in the field, the manhole is the front door to your office. Any defect at the point of entry will slow you down — meaning lost productivity and more hours exposing your people to traffic. Keeping manholes in proper working order is the logical first step in making sure your operation runs smoothly.

What does CUES know about them?

There are two important things to know about manholes: 

1. They can be hard to inspect with the naked eye.

Anytime you’re working below the surface, darkness, limited field of view, and water are major impediments in assessing the safety of any length of pipe, and it’s no different in a manhole. Fortunately, CUES’ commitment to giving you the tools to inspect manholes is also no different than its dedication to sewer inspection. CUES has the manhole scanners and manhole inspection software you need to make sure you know what’s in a manhole before anyone climbs down.

2. They’re prone to the same kinds of damage as a sewer line.

Much like any other section of pipe underground, manholes are subject to failure, either because of the wear and tear of water and pressure or because of cross bores and other intrusions. Since manholes are such critical access points, finding and repairing any potential damage directly impacts your ability to inspect and maintain the rest of your system. Accurate 3D manhole inspection and data recording systems will help save time, expense and lost man hours. 

Your livelihood depends on a readily available, well maintained manhole. By making sure that these extremely important holes in the ground are in proper working order, CUES is dedicated to helping you do your job better and safer.


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