Los Angeles is the second most populated city in the United States, and the most populated city in the State of California. In fact, there are almost four million people living there, in an area encompassing 469 square miles. Of course, for many people, Los Angeles is best known as being the home of Hollywood.
Naturally, considering how densely the city is populated, carrying out construction work can be extremely challenging for developers and building contractors. One very serious concern is of course the prevalence and abundance of undergoing utilities. In order to avoid problems which could likely prove to be catastrophic, most developers and/construction companies will make use of Los Angeles underground utility locating services prior to commencing with any form of excavation work.
While such services are virtually essential in all parts of Los Angeles, they’re particularly important in the more built up areas. Unlike in the past when all utilities were above ground, these days there are laws in place to prevent this, which effectively means all utilities are below ground. These would for example include:
- Cables – TV; telephone, and etc.
- Wires – electrical supply lines
- Pipes – water supply and sewers
So, how does a Los Angeles utility locator determine whether or not there are underground utilities in a specific area? In the past, construction companies had to rely on nothing but luck. They would simply begin with excavations and hope for the best. However, work would proceed very slowly in order to minimize the risk, but while this approach no doubt help, it also cost construction companies money because of the slower pace of work. These days, if you’re about to begin with a new construction project, you can simply contact one of the Los Angeles underground utility locating services. These companies use the latest cutting edge technology to locate hidden utilities. These devices and services would include things like:
- Utility Mapping Software – usually a CAD computer program that recreates a model of current utilities in the area.
It’s crucial to remember that the utilities companies are not going to shoulder the cost of any damage you or your workforce cause to their underground wires, pipes and cables. Damaging any of these can cost you a considerable amount of money, and that’s before one factors in downtime due to the resultant delays.
These types of problems can however be avoided simply by getting in touch with a Los Angeles underground utility locating services, like us. This particular company uses all the very latest equipment, and they specialize in both commercial and domestic projects. In short, they will be able to tell you if it’s safe to begin excavating, and if not, they’ll tell you the exact location of any hidden utilities.