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.
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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.