Why Utility Locating Matters

Whether you are thinking about building a new addition on the back of your house or merely digging a hole to plant a tree in the front yard, it is essential to take some time for utility marking. Knowing where the utility lines lie on your property will allow you to avoid accidentally puncturing or destroying one as you dig. It will also help you plan a good spot for a tree or plant—one where the root system won’t start disrupting your utilities in a few years’ time.


At On Point Locating, we provide two types of utility locating. For a basic overview of your property’s utility locations, you would choose utility mapping. Mapping provides a plan of your property, including details about the locations and depths of different utility lines. The map is drawn on the surface of an aerial image, so you can easily see where your utilities are and how they lie on your property.


For a more in-depth marking service, you might choose a utility survey. A survey is a more detailed map of your property, including contour lines, benchmarks, reduced levels and other numbers and calculations. This kind of service is more precise and is better for ascertaining exact positions of utility lines.


If you are just going to be digging a few holes for trees or bushes, you will probably find that a utility map is sufficient. For a more extensive architecture or building project, you will probably want to minimise accident risks by opting for a survey. For either service, give us a call at On Point Locating today.

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