Did you know that TCE owns and operates Vermont Underground Locators to help with a variety of subsurface utility locating tasks? From locating utility lines in a parking lot, to finding a missing septic tank, or using a pipe inspection camera to assess the condition of an old pipe, having the tools and expertise from Vermont Underground Locators (VTUL) can save you big by avoiding utility breaks or unnecessary digging. We also use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in some cases and can scan concrete too. We also locate electrical faults to save thousands of dollars replacing direct buried underground power lines. Our survey crews can rely on accurate locations of all the site utilities and produce better existing conditions maps, which results in a better overall design and less problems when we go to construction and can avoid costly change orders for “unforeseen condition”. For our site contractor friends, we have seen that VTUL can be valuable “insurance” to them by locating lines ahead of any excavation work avoiding emergency repairs.
Dig Safe is still required anywhere in VT, BEFORE you dig so call 811 first! However, Dig Safe does not locate ALL utilities, for that you need to hire a private locating service, and VTUL is the best in Vermont. For more info on the difference between public utility locating and private utility locating, check out our Vermont Locators Dig Safe informational page.