Q. How much does it cost to locate and mark utilities?
A. The minimum charge is $300 for the 1st two
hours. Additional hours are $75 per hour
Q. How much do air vacuum test holes cost?
A. Cost varies per site
but typically $400 per test hole to 5 feet deep, extra cost for depth, permits, traffic control etc.
Do you assume liability for any damages invovling underground utilities?
A. No. We can only be responsible for
utilities we located, exposed and surveyed to CI/ASCE 38-02
Q. How do you locate non-metallic
utilities such as concrete storm drains or fiber optic cables in conduit?
A. We use a variety of sonde transmitters
with duct rods to insert inside the pipe/conduit
Q. Can you give a depth reading by electronic measurment?
A. Yes but it is not accurate until confirmed by a test hole excavation to expose the utility
Q. We don't want to wait for Miss Utility can we hire you instead?
A. No. You must adhere to the
law and call Miss Utility
Q. Someone sprayed paint "all over" our lawn. Whom do we sue?
No one. You wait 1 week, then mow your lawn
Q. Why do you locate utilities by Radiant EMF measurement and
not Ground Penetrating Radar?
A. Due to the varying soil conditions and site conditions in this area GPR continues
to prove itself an inefficient means of locating and identifying utilities. Additionally it is much more time consuming
and expensive. We use our GPR for specific searches such as for a UST
Q. What is the number for Miss Utility?