Daylighting is the act of exposing a buried utility or obstruction before proceeding with the rest of an excavation project. It is a safety precaution mandated by most major gas and oil companies when work is performed on their facilities. All utilities in the excavation path must be daylighted and exposed further before proceeding. Now, there are a few ways this can be done.
For a time, contractors used backhoes to daylight–but with mixed results. Due to the obvious risk of contact, those same energy companies are now asking that all day lighting be done by hydro excavation or “Suck Trucks” as they are affectionately called throughout the construction industry.
Before daylighting can happen, all utilities must be located by use of above-ground methods–such as radio detection, magnetometers, and ground penetrating radar. Energy companies call these utility locating sessions Four-Way Sweeps. To perform these sweeps, Utility Locators must be Operator Qualified.
Although it is profitable, such rigorous demands make working on pipelines and energy facilities time-consuming. If you are rewarded a contract on an energy facility, consider 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating. All of our operators are certified and highly qualified. We also offer utility locating services. By combining locating services with excavation, we can save you valuable time and money on your project.
Not only do we understand your schedule, but we understand the energy industry and appreciate their desire for safety; In fact, we share that same desire. Our employees exceed all safety measures given to them, and they are equally devoted to the desires of the customer. Contact us today for a conversation about how we can help with your excavation and utility locating needs.