Utility Locating

Whether your project is renovation, moving or repairing utility lines, or a new construction – before you begin an excavation project, you need to know exactly where all underground lines are located.

Line location is a critical component of any excavation project, and more communities are implementing underground utility line systems for both safety and appearance purposes.

This means that depending on where you’re located, you might have anything from power lines to gas lines buried on your property. Private lines, such as water lines or sewer lines, may not be registered with provincial utility locators.

The danger of digging into a buried utility line can’t be overstated. Depending on the type of line and whether it is damaged, death or injury can occur, and damage is often costly.

1. Safety:

  • Prevents accidental damage to underground utilities, reducing the risk of explosions, fires, and injuries.
  • Minimizes the potential for utility-related accidents during excavation and construction.

2. Cost Savings:

  • Avoids costly repairs and downtime associated with damaged utilities.
  • Prevents project delays and associated financial penalties.

3. Regulatory Compliance:

  • Complies with local, provincial, and federal regulations that require utility locating before excavation.
  • Helps avoid legal liabilities and fines for non-compliance.

4. Efficiency:

  • Streamlines construction and excavation processes by providing accurate information about utility locations.
  • Allows for better project planning and resource allocation.

5. Environmental Protection:

  • Helps prevent spills and leaks of hazardous materials from damaged underground utilities, protecting the environment.
  • Supports sustainable construction practices by minimizing resource waste and environmental impact.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Reach out to IVIS Construction by phone or email, and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.