Simple household projects such as installing a new BBQ line, pool heater, or fence can carry a significant amount of risk if you’re unaware of the buried utilities that line within your property. multiVIEW Locates is your Dig Safe partner and will locate and mark buried utilities to ensure safety on your next household project.

Adding some new landscaping, installing a fence, building a deck, or implementing a sprinkler system, homeowners need to consider their safety and that of their neighbours by checking for buried utility lines first.  These can be electrical service wires, communications cables, natural gas supply lines, and sewer and water mains. Knowing where they are on your property will help you to avoid the disastrous mistake of making accidental contact while digging.

Please pass on my compliments to the multiVIEW staff member who attended my site. She was very efficient and pleasant to communicate with as she was setting up her equipment. The Locate saved me from having a very big headache!



Digging responsibly is a mandate – What you need to know

As a homeowner, you have the right to redo your outdoor space as you please. However, the Ontario Health & Safety Act (OHSA) mandates that homeowners and private utility service owners locate and mark underground utilities before excavating.

Often, landowners are unaware of the buried infrastructure located within their property which means that simple household projects such as installing a new BBQ line or pool heater can carry a significant amount of risk. And with millions of miles of underground utility lines running beneath residential yards with no up-to-date blueprint of their exact locations, the need for extreme caution before starting a digging project is clear.

Locating and marking underground utilities minimizes the risk of damaging buried utilities while maximizing personal safety. Since the 1980s, multiVIEW has been offering a range of services to meet homeowner utility locating needs.

Committed to Dig Safe principles, backed by decades of experience

We have decades of experience partnering with homeowners and utility companies to carry out private utility locates. Our experienced Damage Prevention Technicians (DPT) leverage state-of-the-art locating kits to accurately locate and mark all private utilities within a project area, including those that are non-traceable or traditionally “non-locatable”. With an in-house team of dispatchers, we will schedule and coordinate your project to make certain we mobilize quickly to get the job done. Once utilities are located and marked, we’ll provide you with a locate report that provides the information you require to excavate safely on your property.

Homeowner utility locating services include sewer inspections that ensure safety

Our Damage Prevention services don’t stop at private, homeowner utility locating. We also offer advanced CCTV Sewer Inspection technology and techniques. We can identify and diagnose potentially hazardous intersecting utilities, assess the performance of newly installed pipes and water mains, monitor aging assets, locate blockages, and more. High-quality report and deliverables that include a video and images of the inspection.

We’ll accurately locate and mark buried utilities on your property and provide you with the information you require to excavate safely.

Informative Image of multiVIEW Utility Locating Technician marketing sidewalk with paint to identify buried utilities in front of homeowner property.

The multiVIEW Advantage


We’re the largest supplier of private locates in Ontario

This unique position in the marketplace allows us to attract and keep talented Field Staff that perform accurate locates. Staff members undergo a comprehensive training program coupled with extensive professional development and job shadowing. Certifications include Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) and Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in addition to significant and ongoing Health & Safety Training. This results in safe, accurate locates delivered on time.



We apply diverse techniques to get the job done

Locating experience and abilities are diverse: technicians are trained on multiple techniques and technologies to carry out the work including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Electromagnetic (EM) Induction, Vacuum Excavation, and CCTV Sewer Inspection. This means that no utility locating challenge is too complex, and we can even find buried assets that are traditionally considered “unlocatable.”


We’re committed to safety & quality in everything we do

Our success lies in aligned interests with our customers that include a commitment to Health & Safety, a goal of zero work place injuries, and the systems in place to foster effective and transparent communication. We are ISNetworld certified, and our high caliber performance is facilitated by our dedication to our Quality Management System (QMS) which is built on a foundation of delivering 100% customer satisfaction – our customer’s success is our success.

As your partner in Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection, we’ve defined core values that drive our operations and form the basis of everything we do.

30+ years industry experience

We’ve achieved a unique position in the marketplace based on decades of experience, which allows us to provide added value to our customers.

Commitment to quality

We’re guided by our Quality Management System (QMS) and our team of experts executes all processes with the highest regard for quality.

Fast, flexible & responsive

Our strategic approach to resourcing fosters scalability, flexibility, and rapid response times. We’re here to support you 24/7, and no project is too complex.

Dedicated to training & safety

We foster a culture of continuous improvement through comprehensive internal and external training. Our Health & Safety culture is backed by our HS&E Manual.

Qualified, dedicated project partners.

A full suite of Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection services backed by our focus on Safety, Quality and Customer Excellence.