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Plan to break the ground but afraid of hitting underground utilities? Give us a call! From locating a single water service for a residential property to marking out all utilities for an entire industrial property, we have extensive experiences on utility locating projects of all sizes.

Equipped with state-of- art technologies including pipe/cable locators and ground penetrating radar (GPR), we have located all kinds of utilities such as electrical power cables, steel conduits, plastic gas pipes, and even fiber optic cables. Our latest technology, electromagnetic induction, can be utilized to find pipes buried unusually deep, especially those reinforced concrete sewer/drain pipes, which are usually difficult to locate even with GPR.

Whether you want to locate utilities underground, underwater or inside concrete, give us a call!

How is Utility Locating done?

Damaging a utility can have potentially costly and/or fatal consequences. Utility Survey Corp. provides underground utility locating services using state-of- art technologies such as ground penetrating radar as well as conventional cable/pipe locators. In special occasions, we also utilize other geophysical scanning tools such as electromagnetic induction instruments. We have the technologies to locate both metallic and non-metallic utilities including PVC pipes and fiber optic cables. If you need to identify underground utilities on site for your drilling, excavation or building project, we have well-trained utility locating specialists to help you. Our specialists have the critical skills in underground utility designating, which is one of (if not the most) technically challenging components in subsurface utility engineering. Even you have as-built plans, be aware that they might be outdated!

In most cases, calling 811 (One-Call) to schedule a public utility markout is only the minimal requirement for utility damage prevention. One-Call doesn’t mark all utilities and it doesn’t necessarily cover areas outside of the public utility jurisdiction. Utility Survey Corp. provides comprehensive private underground utility locating services for additional safety measures. We locate both evident and non-evident utilities including but not limited to electrical power, telecommunication, water, natural gas, sanitary sewer and storm drain. We also specialize in utility locating in high risk areas including oil refineries, gas stations, substations, power plants, etc.

Through years of experiences, Utility Survey Corp. has developed an efficient operation system including its unique and proprietary “10-Step Utility Locating Protocol™” to minimize risks for our clients. This field operation protocol is especially important for trenching and excavation projects, which are generally much riskier than drilling projects. Our scheduling policy also follows the risk-minimizing principle by ensuring that our field operators are not rushed to skip protocol steps to finish projects. In addition, we have an emergency plan for our clients’ locating needs in weekends, often for unexpected encountering of underground utilities.

We locate not only utilities underground, but also those underwater and embedded in concrete structures. GPS positioning and AutoCAD mapping of the utilities can also be provided if needed. In addition, we provide non-destructive geophysical survey services for locating other subsurface features such as underground storage tanks as well for your ground-breaking projects. Big or small, every utility locating project is unique. Give us a call and discuss your utility locating needs!

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FAQs

Why do we need to use your utility locating services if we already called “one-call”?

The One-Call service could be incomplete if utilities continue onto private properties and are outside of the public utilities jurisdiction. Identifying where the utilities come and go on your project site is your responsibility! With our professional underground utility survey, you have another safety measure against hitting underground utilities.

How do you locate underground utilities?

We use ground penetrating radar (GPR) and pipe/cable locators to locate underground utilities.

Can you find PVC and other non-metallic utilities?

While metallic utilities are easier to locate, we do locate PVC, fiber optic, concrete and other non-metallic pipes/cables as well.

What makes you different from other utility locating companies?

All of our technicians are trained to follow our proprietary "10-Step Utility Locating Protocol™".  It has been tested on numerous projects, refined where required, and have successfully proven to minimize the potential for utility strikes. All this brings to our clients a service we believe is second to none. And - we’re very proud of that.

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