PRIVATE UTILITY LOCATES
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.
INDOOR PRIVATE UTILITY LOCATES / CONCRETE SCANNING
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.
ONTARIO ONE CALL TICKET COORDINATION
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.
PUBLIC UTILITY LOCATE VERIFICATION
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
SUBSURFACE UTILITY MAPPING (SUM) & SUE
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
CCTV SEWER & PIPE INSPECTIONS
We use a variety of sewer inspection equipment to verify the location of non-conductive sewers. Our sewer camera (CCTV) inspections add an additional layer of information and confidence when performing utility locates. Only marking catch basin and manhole inverts can be a costly gamble.
Premier Locates Inc. utilize state of the art geophysical equipment to accurately identify the locations of environmental liabilities. PLI’s Geophysics Technicians use a variety of geophysical equipment including ground penetrating radar, EM61, and EM31 for various 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.
HIGH VOLTAGE CABLE TESTING
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.
CABLE FAULT LOCATES
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.