Electronic Utility Locating

Before beginning a construction or excavation project, large or small, it’s important to locate any utilities that might be present underground. Utilities that should be accounted for include cables, water pipes, and power lines, none of which may be visible or apparent from the surface.

There are a variety of methods that can be used to create a “map” of any and all utilities within a certain depth underground, which aids in performing excavation or construction activities on that site. Electromagnetic (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) can detect utilities without the need to dig into the earth.

The utility locating process can be applied to a wide range of sites, from a new road construction to a vacant lot for a proposed apartment building. No matter what kind of site you’re overseeing, the team at SoCal Sewer and Water has ready access to the kind of state-of-the-art equipment needed to detect underground utilities accurately. Clients in Los Angeles and Orange counties can call or email us ASAP for electronic utility location service.

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