Locating Pipes and Cables

Why Do You Need to Hire A Utility Locating Contractor?

Though utility locating business is prevalent in many major cities of Australia, there are still some customers who prefer the traditional method of digging without the use of the needed locating service from professionals. Though admittedly not always needed especially in small scale excavation projects there are nonetheless built-in advantages when you hire a line locating expert.

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider hiring a utility locating company before the start of an excavation:

1. To Make The Excavation safer

There is no telling what is actually beneath a concrete slab. If the area used to have a building and a new construction is about to take place, it is necessary to be familiar with what’s beneath the surface of the old building site. Most often, the previous contractors already constructed underground installations and if they happen to be power lines, it can cause injury to the laborers conducting the excavation. Locating service professionals can determine what’s below the ground simply by using penetrating radar equipments.

2. To Make sure There Are No Obstacles

When actual digging operations take place, there should be no obstacles that can hamper the efficient and continuous work of personnel and machine operators. It is a waste of money and time when the work has to be stopped just because an underground installation like cables or even pipes is discovered.

3. To Avoid Paying Damages or having Legal Problems

Failure to hire a utility locating company may lead to unexpected damage of underground cables like fiber optics, telephone, and other utility lines. This can lead to payment of damages and even legal problems especially if a worker is injured by the damage. The use of GPR or ground penetrating radar can prevent this problem from happening. Experts in this field can even tell how deep the underground pipes and cables are so the digging can be made to avoid them.

4. To Determine What’s Underground

There might not be vital installations that need to be avoided underground but the use of underground locator service is also beneficial in terms of finding out what are beneath the ground. Machines used in this kind of work can detect both metal and non-metal objects. You may not know it but you could already be sitting on a gold mine or other precious metals underneath your property.

Finally, getting the service of a utility locating company can bring you peace of mind. Once utility locators have cleared the area for excavation, you no longer have to worry about anything. The same goes for the workers tasked to dig the area. They don’t have to be worried that something might suddenly explode or that they could end up damaging something beneath the soil they are excavating.


Absolute Locating Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9939 6978

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NULCA, locating pipes and cables Master Builders, underground utilities locating
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120

Phone No.: (02) 9939 6978
Pipes Locating | Cables Locating | Underground Utilities Locating | Ground Penetrating Radar | Leak Detection
Serving Sydney, Lower North Shore, Upper North Shore, Inner West, Sydney East, Western Sydney, Northern Beaches, and other New South Wales