Orangevale Water Line Location

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It may be well known that you’re supposed to call 811 before digging around your home. However, this service only marks lines from the city supply to your meter. Lines between the meter and your home are considered private lines and cannot be located by 811. Trust Empire Leak Detection to provide highly accurate Orangevale water line location services and find these private lines easily, so you don’t risk damaging these systems while modifying your outdoor space. We have 16 years of experience in this industry, and you can rest assured that we will be there to help.

You can reach us at (916) 318-5185 to speak to a member of our team today about locating underground utilities!

Why is Utility Locating Important?

Typically, your water line is installed underground, below the frost level, to prevent freezing. This ensures you always have fresh water in your home. 

Locating these pipes before services like setting a foundation or planting landscaping is critical to prevent issues such as:

  • Widespread outages
  • Property/system damage
  • Injury
  • Fines for service outages

Don’t increase the costs of your project by damaging a pipe, risking injury, or receiving a fine for widespread service outages when we’re here to help. We can find underground utilities in multiple ways by considering the space size and whether the utilities' maps already exist. Our expert water line location in Orangevale uses non-invasive equipment to mark obstructions like pipes and roots easily.

We can use various markings to identify your underground water line, including paint, flags, or stakes, so your outdoor area isn’t affected by these markings in the long term.  

What Is Ground Penetrating Radar?

There are two utility locating methods: ground penetrating radar or GPR and electromagnetic (EM) locating. This non-invasive technique uses electromagnetic waves to identify the obtrusions below the ground. This equipment includes an antenna that emits the waves at a specific frequency through the ground using a transmitter. Then the waves are reflected by the obstruction and received at various travel times and signal strengths. Our professionals then see an image of the pipe beneath. However, it can be challenging to get a clear picture depending on your ground material. 

Here are the common depths GPR can reach for various materials:

  • Sand or concrete: 20ft
  • Ice: hundreds of feet
  • Wet clay or soil: a few inches

On average, GPR is used to detect images between five to ten feet deep. However, GPR is helpful in identifying the difference between a root, pipes, and other possible underground materials. GPR is a great way to locate your water line, as our professionals are trained to read this system correctly to determine various subsurface utilities.

Hitting a buried water line can cause flooding and injury requiring you to pay to replace the pipe completely. This is a costly and time-consuming process that will have to be completed before you can continue with your original plan. Don’t risk the delays and costs associated with hitting a water line. Our Orangevale water line location services can avoid these issues altogether.

Don't hesitate! Empire Leak Detection is here to help. Call (916) 318-5185 or fill out our online contact form when you are ready to schedule an appointment.

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