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When to call an underground utility locator

Anytime you need to begin a digging project, it is important to employ the services of a professional underground utility locator.

Most property and business owners know just how important it is to have underground utilities and services located before a digging project can begin. In fact, it is illegal to erect even a clothesline without checking for utilities below the surface of the ground. Read on to find out more about how a professional who specialises in underground utility location can help you, and why it is so important to employ these services.

What does an underground utility locator do?

A business that specialises in underground utility location can be hired to identify and determine the location of any utility lines that may be lying below the surface of the ground on your property. As professionals, they will use various methods to identify any structures that could put your project at risk or could potentially delay your work. These methods are extremely accurate and safe and can save time and money in the long-term.

When should you call an underground utility locator?

If you plan on digging under the ground on your private or business land for any reason at all, it is advisable that you contact a company that can assist with underground utility location. Private underground utility locators in particular will be able to identify underground lines and services that public utility companies may not be able to mark. Private companies do not rely on public records and use very advanced technology to ensure accuracy, as well as optimal safety.

What are the benefits of using an underground utility locator?

When you employ the services of a professional underground utility locator, you can rest assured that they will use high-tech equipment and scanning methods in order to determine with precision the location of all utility lines that exist below the surface of the ground on your property. This includes both private and public lines and any utilities such as gas, electric, communication, water and sewer.

Are there any risks?

If you don’t get the professional help that is necessary before beginning a digging project on your property, you run the serious risk of hitting potentially dangerous utility lines. This can cause severe damage and delays to your project, as well as injury to your team.

In order to reduce the risk of property damage and injury, it is crucial that you have a professional underground utility locator come in and provide you with the information that you need for a safe and efficient project. Whether you are planning to excavate, drill or bore, this service is an essential starting point.

How can we help?

At Provac Australia, we are highly experienced when it comes to underground service locating. If you are planning a project, don’t dig blind! Every day, more and more cables are laid underground and there are millions of miles of underground utility service lines and buried facilities in Australia. These include electrical, gas mains, water pipes, sewerage, high-speed internet and telephone lines.

If you would like to find out more about out underground locating services and how we can help you, please have a look here.

We also offer a range of other services, including hydro vacuum excavation, ground penetrating radar (GPR), vac truck and mini excavator hire, utility mapping and surveying. To find out more about our services, please have a look here.

If you would like to get in touch for more information or to request a quote, please contact us here or give us a call on 1300 734 772. We look forward to assisting you with your next project and addressing any concerns that you might have along the way.

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