Locate With Precision

NG Companies offers responsive, accurate utility locating services to identify and map subsurface utilities in your project area — including those you wish to avoid — helping ensure safety and accelerating
project production.

What Is Utility Locating?

Utility locating makes what’s hidden below ground visible on construction and excavation projects. At NG Companies, we specialize in this crucial service, helping you pinpoint the exact locations of underground utilities such as electrical lines, gas pipelines, and water mains.

Our utility locating service seamlessly pairs with hydrovac and related services for precise, safe excavations. Combined with line jetting and video pipe inspection, it provides a comprehensive view of underground conditions for pre-construction assessments and maintenance. These strategic pairings enhance project safety and efficiency for a streamlined approach to managing your subsurface challenges.

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Locate the Utilities You’re Looking For, Protect Those You Aren’t

NG Companies’ utility locating services are pivotal in mitigating risks and ensuring the success of your construction or maintenance projects. Our state-of-the-art technology and skilled technicians combine to accurately identify and map subsurface utilities, preventing costly damages and delays. With our precision locating, you can proceed with your projects confidently, knowing that the groundwork is accurately laid out and secure.

Electromagnetic Scanning
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Utility Marking and Mapping
GIS Integration

Could Your Project Benefit From Utility Locating Services?

If you have a project you think could use professional utility locating services, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

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Utility Locating Expertise Backed By Customer Service

Choosing NG Companies for your utility locating needs unlocks a range of invaluable benefits. Our commitment to responsive service, accelerated production, and safety assurance ensures that your projects are not just efficient but also completed with the utmost care and precision.

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NG Companies Prevents Avoidable Damage and Risks For Maximum Protection

NG Companies’ utility locating services are more than just a contractual obligation, they are the key to a smoother, safer, and more efficient project experience. By preventing costly utility damage and delays, we can help you save time and money while ensuring the safety of your team and the surrounding community.

Avoidable Operator Error

34,000 underground utility strikes happen yearly from locator errors. NG Companies cuts this risk with top-notch training and techniques.

Avoidable Inaccuracy

Over 3,550 utility strikes in 2022 were due to faulty maps. NG Companies uses advanced technology to ensure higher accuracy and prevent strikes.

Avoidable Safety Risks

In the last 20 years, underground utility strikes have resulted in 2,000 personal injuries in the U.S. NG Companies uses accurate utility locating to protect workers and civilians.

Responsive Service

We understand the urgency of your projects. Our utility locating team responds swiftly to assess your needs and provide the information needed to keep your projects moving forward.

Accelerated Production

Locating underground utilities quickly and accurately helps streamline the overall production of projects involving sensitive and hazardous conditions. Crews are empowered with the confidence to perform efficiently, knowing the area is free of potential hazards below ground.

Safety Assurance

Utility locating services guarantee safety assurance for your team and the community by preventing accidents and utility disruptions.

Combine Utility Locating With Other Services for Turnkey Utility Protection

Merging utility locating with additional services offers a multi-faceted approach to subsurface management, enhancing project safety, efficiency, and accuracy. This integration is essential for comprehensive utility protection, ensuring all underground assets are accurately identified and managed throughout the construction process.

When you locate utilities only to find them nestled among sensitive infrastructure, our hydrovac service steps in. It’s the safe choice for exposing these utilities without harm, ensuring your excavation proceeds without a hitch.
Line Jetting
Discovering blockages while locating utilities can halt your project. Pairing utility locating with line jetting clears these paths, offering you a smooth continuation of maintenance or installation work with an added layer of safety and speed.
Video Pipe Inspection
After locating your utilities, identifying a problem area is the next step. Integrating video pipe inspection allows you to zoom in on damaged sections for targeted maintenance or upgrades, steering clear of potential excavation pitfalls.
“NG Companies utility locating division is the first step in minimizing the risk of utility strikes on our clients' job sites. Each of our Utility Locating Project Managers completes an eight-week training program that covers the safe operation of equipment on job sites and the utilization of our unique 5-step utility locating protocol.”
James Ross
Director of Utility Locating, NG Companies

Frequently Asked Questions About Utility Locating

Learn more about what sets NG Companies apart as a private damage prevention company. For any questions not listed, please feel free to contact us!

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  • What is the importance of subsurface utility locating in construction projects?

    Subsurface utility locating is crucial in construction projects as it helps prevent accidental damage to existing utilities during excavation. This process ensures the safety of workers, minimizes project delays, and reduces the risk of costly repairs.

  • How accurate are subsurface utility locating methods, and can they identify all types of utilities?

    Subsurface utility locating methods, including technologies like Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and electromagnetic locators, offer high accuracy in identifying various types of utilities such as water lines, gas pipes, and electrical cables.

  • What role does subsurface utility mapping play in project planning and budgeting?

    Subsurface utility mapping plays a crucial role in project planning and budgeting. By providing comprehensive information about the location and depth of underground utilities, project budgets will be accurate, unforeseen costs can be avoided, and projects can be scheduled with higher accuracy.

  • Are there regulations or standards related to subsurface utility detection in construction projects?

    Yes, there are regulations and industry standards governing subsurface utility detection to ensure safety and compliance. Organizations like the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) provide guidelines for best practices in utility locating. Adhering to these standards helps construction projects meet regulatory requirements and maintain a high level of safety and accuracy in subsurface utility detection.