Locating Underground Utilities can be a Challenge
and we LOVE a challenge
Regardless if its a new utility placement, design, building additions, environmental planning, utility survey, troubleshooting damaged lines underground for repair, you can count on Precise Locate Inc. to be of great value and assistance with your project; be it inside under concrete, or outside underground. We can verify utility locations inside a building for future renovations, bathroom additions, or any line to be placed under or thru the slab so will know exactly what you will be up against before it’s too late.
All residences have private underground water lines, sanitary sewer lines. Most have private power, storm, sanitary sewer tanks, and leech lines, and still others will have other utilities buried such as irrigation, private power, telecommunications, wells, invisible pet containment fence systems, etc… and the list goes on. Calling anyone other than a professional private underground utility locating firm such as Precise Locate Inc. may leave you with a bigger problem than expected. If someone you hired to excavate for a pool, remove stumps, build a building, or addition to the house, place new electrical to the out building or water hydrants and lines to a barn or landscaped area does not take the necessary steps to ensure all utilities were located before work begins – safety can be compromised.
We use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and Radio conductive and inductive equipment to provide private & accurate utility locating services including: utility design & remodeling services, construction design services, positive utility location services for engineering (Civil, Utility & Consulting), fault finding in electrical cables & underground shorts. We have the capability to locate water lines, plastic and metal such as copper and ductile iron, using radio transmitted, plastic water line locator (thumper) or ground penetrating radar.
Precise Locate Inc. works for numerous public school systems and area colleges, and other technical facilities on projects from private fiber optic cable installation, steam line replacements, chilled water line upgrades, sewer renovation projects, power feed replacement projects and more. Typically we coordinate with the college or school system, or contractors working on these sites, to protect their existing underground utilities, either private or public.
We have been assisting local schools such as Rockingham County, Durham, Guilford, and others abroad. We are constantly working at are universities such as UNC Greensboro, Salem College and Academy, A & T State University, Winston Salem State University for over 20 years.
Precise Locate Inc. has and continues to work with numerous projects large and small with contractors such as plumbers on industrial, commercial, and residential properties. We can provide the knowledge needed in order to make you next plumbing project a success.
If a water line breaks, there may be no evidence of the leak. The water line usually has to leak enough to reach the top of the ground before it is noticed. By then, there may be extremely expensive water bills to pay and a large sink hole underground or even worse, asphalt. There have even been cases where the water does reach the surface but it shows up nowhere near the water line. Water has the tendency travel the easiest course.
We have the capability to locate water lines, plastic and metal such as copper and ductile iron, using radio transmitted, plastic water line locator (thumper) or ground penetrating radar. We may even be able to hear the line leaking with our sensitive listening device. Once the potential leak area has been found, we can locate and clear the area of the utilities that may be in that particular dig zone to avoid damage to other utilities while repairing the utility.
Electricians can benefit from using Precise Locate Inc. on any project outside or inside under concrete when there is a repair or replacement project, or additional line installment. We use the latest technology for finding electrical faults. If a wire or insulation has been nicked, either during the placement or on some other excavation project, the wire tends to corrode and may cause a fault along the line causing the breaker to trip. Sometimes this only happens when there has been a lot of ground saturation from rain or snow.
Using our fault finding machine and experience, we can trace the damaged electrical line out then send a high voltage charge energizing the cable causing it to leak out electricity in the exact area where the insulation has been broken. By finding this location, and after we locate any and all other utilities surrounding the damage area, excavating the buried electrical line may begin safely to expose it, repair it, and restore power making the customer happy.
Precise Locate Inc. has the experience and tools for any electrical job. We can even find damaged invisible dog fencing wiring or other pet containment systems where the lines are damaged so they may be repaired.
Environmental Firm and Surveyor Services
Precise Locate Inc. can be a huge benefit to have for environmental companies. Usually an environmental company is on a site for either a future project to be designed and built testing soil compaction and strength, or on an older site where there has been some form of contamination and testing is needed to see just how far it has spread. Precise Locate Inc. can use our experience and tools of the trade to create a safer working environment for any site.