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On The Mark: Utility Locating Services You Can Trust

At On the Mark, we understand that your time and money are valuable, and when you have to dig through the ground to find hidden utility lines, those factors become even more important. We’re proud to be one of the most trusted utility locating services in. Our technicians have years of experience under their belts, and our proven techniques will help you save time, money, and effort when it comes to these kinds of projects. With On the Mark, you can rest assured that your project will go off without a hitch!

Step 1 - Position Your Vehicle Correctly

Place your vehicle so that the front of your bumper is facing perpendicular to the side of the road, then put it in Park or Neutral. From there, use your curb feelers (tires) to maintain a safe stopping distance from any curb or obstruction on either side of your vehicle. Next, take a reading of where you are on your odometer and make note of it; you’ll need it later when you call us for service. Once that’s done, place rubber behind all four tires so they will not move. Finally, turn off all engine accessories like radio and lights before walking away from your vehicle. Leave the driver’s door open if possible. If not, unlock the doors and leave them unlocked until the job is complete.

Step 2 - Prepare To Start Digging

First, an On the Mark locator will contact your local utility companies to determine which facilities are on your property. Often, utilities will mark their lines with spray paint so we can save some time. This process generally takes 2-3 days before they will permit us to dig on their property. Once permission is granted, a utility locator will come out and mark a safe digging spot that limits damages to their infrastructure. To be thorough, we also inspect all walls and sidewalks around your home in case there are any other pipes in the area. We even put flags up to let our On the Mark clients know where not to dig! In the end, if you have any questions about the process or want more information about what’s involved with having a line marked for digging, don’t hesitate to call (888)-272-6065.

Step 3 - Contact Local Utilities

Once you’ve confirmed your proposed location on a map, you’ll need to contact the appropriate utilities to find out where and what type of underground lines (high voltage or low voltage) are in proximity.
We know that this can be a time-consuming and daunting task for customers, which is why we assign one of our local engineers as your liaison. They’ll work with you every step of the way from locating utility lines, to submitting necessary paperwork with each utility company, all the way through regulatory approval. And don’t worry, we take care of it all at no cost! The best part is that once construction begins, there’s very little impact on your property.

Step 4 - Start Digging

Working with a skilled locator is important for any number of reasons. There are many times when underground lines, pipes, or cables must be located to ensure that construction projects stay on track and don’t run into delays. If you’re not careful, your project could end up costing much more than it needs to – potentially leaving you in an expensive mess. That’s why it’s important to trust a skilled utility locating service. One of the benefits of using on-the-mark locating services is that they can save you from many costly complications such as interruption to your work site and additional construction costs.
The proper training and experience of a locator will also allow them to make accurate determinations about where utilities may lie based on their knowledge of engineering procedures. Knowledgeable locators will use proven techniques to locate buried lines and other structures by looking at maps, charts, blueprints, and other data sources. They’ll also take note of variations in soil types around your property as well as its elevation. With this information at hand, they’ll draw an area large enough around the proposed excavation site so that all of these factors can be considered before digging begins. Remembering these steps won’t just help you avoid some costly errors; they’ll help you avoid injury too!

Step 5 - Ground Rods

Ground rods are essential for any large-scale project. For example, if you need to tie your solar panels into a grid, all ground rods would need to be installed to create a closed circuit. For small-scale projects, ground rods are still important because they provide stability and prevent corrosion in metal piping that conducts electricity. Grounding engineers who install them must use stringent safety standards as it is necessary to dig down far enough for the rod to be secure. With so many experts available, whether for your home or large company project, our company will get your project done right on time!
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help with your next project.

Step 6 - Repair Service Markings

No one wants to be slapped with a bill for damages they didn’t cause. Some careless wanderer may have tripped on your lawn and pulled up a bunch of grass and flowers, not realizing what he was doing. Fortunately, our locating service can locate those utility markings that are either barely visible or missing entirely. If you’re looking for an accurate, affordable repair service marking company, then you’ve come to the right place! We have been in business since 1981 and provide both commercial and residential customers with superior quality. We also offer free estimates. When it comes to getting the job done correctly, we won’t stop until it’s finished well.

Step 7 - Submit Request Form

If you are looking for a company that will locate utilities, mark these seven points and considers requesting a proposal. By filling out our online form, you can schedule your home visit. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. Please enter your contact information and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. If this message has been sent in error, please disregard it. We appreciate your time and look forward to working with you!

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