There are a lot of problems that could occur when it comes to construction whether it’s a lack of clear communication, changing regulations, unreliable subcontractors, or something else. After all, construction is very complicated, and it’s inevitable that you will experience some kind of issue during the process. However, there are simple ways to prevent certain problems. One thing you need to do before you begin digging is identify any underground gas lines, phone lines, power cables, pipes, or other utilities to avoid. Utility locating services can do this for you and prevent the following three problems:
- Delays- The last thing you want is a major disruption in your project timeline. Delays can make people pretty upset with you, and it’s frustrating to feel like you are making less progress than you hoped for. To prevent delays due to underground utility damage, get utility locating services before you even begin construction.
- Accidents- If you fail to get utility locating services from the start, you could risk the safety and even the lives of your workers. Damaging utility lines and cables can be very dangerous, especially if you hit a gas line or power cable, so don’t accept the risk.
- Extra Expenses- As you may have guessed, repairing underground utilities isn’t exactly cheap, so if you want to avoid losing money, you should invest in utility locating services.
At Okanagan Utility Locators, we are proud to offer our utility locating services to customers near Vernon and Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Give us a call today if you have questions.