With the huge numbers of utility lines buried underground, it can get very complicated to map out the structure. While there can be detailed plans drawn up for new construction, that hasn’t been the case starting with the first installation of underground utilities. Hence, you take a serious risk any time you move earth that you could inadvertently find and damage an underground utility. This can put you in danger, as well as result in financial setbacks and fines.
Avoiding damage to underground utilities is just one reason to call a utility locator before you get started with a project that involves digging. Another reason is when you need to tie into one or more utilities for your project. Since nearly every new construction project requires a power line, phone line, fibreoptic cabling, and perhaps even a gas line, at some point you’ll need to know where the mains are located so you can connect to them. A utility locator helps you find the connection points and checks from there to your building to be sure there isn’t anything in the way.
If you are looking for a reliable and experienced utility locator serving North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap, reach out to us at Okanagan Utility Locators. Our founder has over 40 years of experience in the utility industry. We utilize the most advanced underground utility locating equipment and techniques to keep you and the community safe. Call today to learn more.