Utility Locating

Achieve cost savings and manage risks by reducing utility conflicts and identifying unknown underground utility lines before your dig. We are leading experts at locating buried assets no matter how complex using a wide range of technology and techniques and are backed by our full ticket management services.

We’ve been providing utility locating services throughout Ontario and western Quebec for over three decades. Our goal is to protect underground infrastructure by accurately and efficiently locating, identifying, and marking utilities so that construction and infrastructure projects can be carried out safely and successfully.

We’ve used multiVIEW’s utility locating services for various projects in the past and found their staff to be punctual and reliable. They use the most advanced technology on the market and produce highly accurate results. I would highly recommend multiVIEW’s services to any organization requiring utility locates.

Bob Temertzoglou, GSCBroccolini Construction Inc.

Leading experts at locating buried utilities

We’re experts at locating every type of buried utility including:

  • fibre optic, coaxial, and other communication lines
  • high and low voltage electricity
  • high and low-pressure gas mains and service lines
  • water, sanitary, and storm sewer pipes (mains and services)
  • switches and pressure plates
  • other complex infrastructure

Vast highly trained Damage Prevention team

As the largest supplier of private locates across Ontario, we also fulfill numerous multi-year public utility locate contracts. Our team is Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) certified and committed to the highest standards of Safety and Quality. We’re also active members of the ORCGA.

Diverse techniques, today’s best technology

Unlike many Locate Service Providers, (LSPs), we can go beyond using basic Electromagnetic (EM) Induction equipment and techniques at a customer’s request.  We can bring a wide range of equipment onsite to solve any challenge that might arise. Using non-destructive Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can locate traditionally “un-locatable” utilities such as those made of clay, plastic, and PVC materials. Even utilities that contain broken tracer wires, when dielectric contrasts are present.

Marking and mapping buried utilities

Once requested utilities have been located, our field technicians will identify the horizontal position of each utility on the project site by:

  • Marking the surface area with temporary paint or chalk lines, stakes, and/or flags in the colour code associated with the utility infrastructure.
  • Supplying a not-to-scale Locate Sheet that includes a loose sketch of field locates with report measurements and bearings of fixed utility features in the project area in relation to the building lines, property lines, and/or curb lines, if present.

We’re capable of supplying report upgrades upon request for clearer insight into a specific area of interest:

  • Digital Drawings (in AutoCAD / MicroStation format)
  • Photo Report of surface utility features
  • Sewer Infrastructure Video Report (with the request of a sewer pipe inspection service)

Flexible resourcing, fast mobilization

While adhering to established Canadian Safety Standards, multiVIEW Locates mobilizes field crews quickly, even for distant deployments. Strategically situated from several office locations across Ontario, we guarantee that a Field Supervisor will be available 24/7 on your project.

Our unique approach to resourcing is based on productivity data that’s been collected and optimized for many years. We use this data to inform staff planning, cost estimating, risk management, quality, and audit activities. Aligning this data with auxiliary staffing standards and complex work volume forecasts allows multiVIEW Locates to work more efficiently, resulting in cost savings that are transferred directly to our customers.

Utility locating services that include thorough damage investigations

If you experience a damage to your utility infrastructure and need an independent investigation, we’re here to help.  Our documented Damage Investigation Procedure follows best practices and ensures that our customers receive efficient investigation reporting and unparalleled customer support.

Full locate ticket clearance services

Our utility locating team saves you time and money by coordinating all of the locates required for your project. In addition to field activities, we offer Locate Ticket Clearance services for a variety of customers through our in-house, 24/7 Ticket Clearance call centre located in Mississauga, ON.

Informative Image of a multiVIEW Utility Locating Technician seen kneeling next to a fire hydrant in the middle of the grass between a residential road and sidewalk. The technician is setting up his Electromagnetic (EM) Induction equipment to accurately identify and ultimately mark he direction of underground water main with his green paint dispensing stick laying on the grass next to him.

The multiVIEW Advantage


Experts in private and public utility locating

We’ve been locating utilities on both private property and the public right of way for over three decades. Through our experience and training, we can locate all types of buried infrastructure, no matter how complex.


Ability to leverage a range of techniques

By leveraging a range of tools and techniques including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can find utilities that are traditionally considered “un-locatable”, including clay pipes or utilities containing broken tracer wires.


Highly trained Damage Prevention team

Our team of experts is Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) certified and committed to dig safe principles. We continuously invest in professional development, ensuring that skills training and health & safety knowledge is always up to date.


Unique approach to resourcing

Our unique approach to resourcing facilitates 24/7 service coverage, 365 days per year. This saves our customers money while enabling us to deploy quickly from our numerous strategically situated office locations.

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.