With over 30 years of experience in the utility locate business, Premier Locates Inc. provides accurate and reliable utility locate services for the utility and excavation industry. Everything we do revolves around safety and making sure everyone gets home safe at the end of the day. We are your Utility Damage Prevention Consultant and our focus is your safety.
We understand that public and private utility locate requests can be challenging, however, we have streamlined our services to help you navigate the complex utility locate system. First and foremost, we find buried facilities, however, we help educate
our clients to ensure that they know exactly what we do, as well as helping them understand their obligations and responsibilities when breaking ground. If you are a veteran, or just starting out your career in any type of excavation type work, we will help you understand the complexity and will ensure your projects are completed on time and safe without incident.
Our expertly trained Damage Prevention Technicians (DPTs) use state of the art ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic locate equipment along with our locate management software to provide our clients with professional timely and accurate locates.
Before breaking ground, it is required by law to have ALL buried facilities marked prior to any type of ground disturbance.
We provides contract utility locating services for all industry sectors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our certified damage prevention technicians are expertly trained to locate and verify locates for the following conductive and non-conductive buried facilities:
Underground Storage Tanks
Primary and Secondary Power Cables
Pipelines / Gas
Communication (coax, twisted pair & fibre cables)
Prior to excavating on private property, anyone breaking ground must be aware that privately-owned buried facilities may exist within the work area and, based on Ontario Reg. 213, these facilities must be marked prior to any ground disturbance activities. These privately-owned buried facilities will not be marked when obtaining locates through Ontario One Call. We work with excavators and private landowners to marked privately owned buried facilities situated on private property after the demarcation point to provide a Private Locate. Our Private Locate Process ensures that all private facilities are accounted for before you dig on private property.
There are many challenges with indoor renovation and investigation projects when having to cut or core a concrete slab. Many electrical and communications conduits and post-tension cables can be embedded within a concrete floor or just beneath it, or you may not want to disturb the rebar within a concrete building floor. You want to ensure that before you saw cut, core, or drill inside a building, that you scan the work area for buried infrastructure. Our well-trained, skilled, and experienced technicians use a combination of electromagnetic locate equipment and high-frequency ground penetrating radar for every indoor project to ensure you are safe.
When working on private property, you must also request locates from Ontario One Call for the public utility owned facilities. We can help you with that process. Our dispatch team uses a state of the art automated system to coordinate all of the locates required for your project. Your member login area on our web based portal will allow you the ability to check the progress of your public and private locates 24/7.
Have you ever felt uncomfortable with a public locate or have you received public locates that were not accurate that resulted in a damage? Let our Damage Prevention Technicians give you peace of mind by reviewing your locate package and performing a quality analysis of the buried facilities marked to give you an idea of their accuracy and depth. Want to learn more about this process? Click here: PUL Verification
Our Subsurface Utility Mapping Services provide customers with accurate and reliable utility mapping for surveyors, project managers, utility owners, designers, engineers, and contractors.
Premier uses a variety of techniques to prepare an accurate and reliable utility locate for design purposes:
Utilities Record Research
Utility locating using EM Cable Locators, Sondes, Ground Penetrating Radar
Utility Locating using Hydro Vacuum Excavation
Manhole and Catch basin Investigations
Sewer and Conduit video scoping with CCTV cameras and robotics
Verify the location of untraceable pipes or sewers made of non-conductive material or installed without tracer cable. CCTV Sewer camera inspections add an additional layer of information and confidence that compliment interior and exterior ground penetrating radar scans.
Unknown geotechnical and environmental liabilities can be expensive and hazardous to projects across Canada. We use state of the art geophysical technologies to accurately identify the locations of environmental concerns before they become a risk. PLI’s geophysics technicians apply extensive techniques that are applied to geological engineering reports, groundwater investigations, geotechnical and environmental studies.
Premier Locates provides contract locate services for Public Utility Owners, Locate Service Providers, Land Surveyors, and Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) contractors during peak periods.
Downtime can be incredibly costly in the event of a high voltage cable fault within your infrastructure network. We provide high voltage cable testing that can quickly and accurately identify and locate any issue before it is too late.
We use state of the art TDR and thumper equipment to identify cable faults or to detect any potential issues that may cause a problem down the road.
OUR SAFETY MISSION
"SAFETY IS AN ATTITUDE"
The management at Premier Locates Inc. (PLI) fosters a belief that "safety is an attitude". Our team is vitally interested in the Health and Safety of its workers, the public, and the environment, and we make every effort to provide a safe and healthy work environment. We are dedicated to reducing injuries, accidents, environmental impact, and ensuring compliance. We achieve this by providing high-quality training, comprehensive workplace evaluation, emergency response, and manage regulatory.