How does utility locating reduce the cost of construction?
All types of construction projects require significant planning and design before the actual project even begins. An expert and licensed contractor will know what things to consider during this process. However, many times underground utilities are overlooked or aren't considered. For this reason, there is a strong chance that unaccounted utilities will be encountered when construction begins, therefore delaying the project and adding to the cost.
In order to avoid any delay, it is vital that utility locating research is done before project construction begins.
Though all utilities are not detectable, utility locating will reduce the doubt or guessing associated with most projects.
The primary goal of utility locating during construction is to avoid damage. Precise utility locating during the planning phase of a project or during excavation can greatly impact the project by allowing it to stay on schedule and within budget. Utility locating will also reduce the amount of unforeseen damages and costs associated with them. Damaging underground utility lines can be very expensive. It can cause great downtime, potential fines and fees for extra labor for the contractors.
This is why we emphasize the extra work at the beginning to save you from the stress in the long run. Our team uses hydro excavation methods allows us to maneuver around the existing utilities giving us a clear view of what subsurface utilities are their. All excavation projects require utility locating.