Accurate Utility Locating Takes Knowledge and Skill

Understanding potential challenges can help differentiate between malfunctioning tools and job site issues.
Accurate Utility Locating Takes Knowledge and Skill
It’s easier to stay on your targeted utility in a congested environment if you start the locate in a less congested area. An understanding of soil conditions is also important. Dry soil is less conductive than wet soil and may produce a weak signal on the line being targeted.

Successful utility locating requires good equipment and better technique. When problems arise, fault may often lie with the person or job site conditions, not the equipment.

It’s easy to mistake a job site problem for an equipment malfunction. “Bad depth.” “Doesn’t locate...

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