For many contractors, line locates can be a very difficult part of the job. It is critical to be able to locate and identify any utilities and/or pipelines before any other phases of a project can begin. Traditional methods such as electromagnetic line locators and probe rods can be very dangerous. If you have to perform a line locate by directly connecting to an active line, you run the risk of complications like not being able to get a strong enough signal. Even worse, there’s the risk of equipment damage or electric shock if not used correctly. You can relieve all of these worries by using hydro excavation to locate your lines.
There are several factors that make hydro excavation the best choice for locating lines. Firstly, it can be used when the exact location of the utility is not known. Preliminary maps and guides can be way off the mark. The vacuum system that is used for the location process can hover around a specific area. If the line isn’t at the location or the depth as expected, they can gently keep working their way through an area until it is discovered. Between the water and the vacuum system, lines can be located without causing any damage to the lines themselves. Another major benefit is the cleanup. Once the job is complete, the hydro excavation truck drives off with all of the dirty water and debris that was vacuumed up during the process. Using a nondisruptive means to locate your lines and not being left behind with a major mess makes line locates with 4 Warriors Hydro Excavating the only way to go!
4 Warriors Hydro Excavating has been in the industry for a number of years, and their goal is to exceed the expectations of their clientele. If you have any questions or would like to discuss line locates further, please contact us.