Monday, October 27th 2014
If you’re investing the time and money into having your private utilities located, we want to make sure you get the absolute best results from us. Not many people know that getting the best from a locating company starts before a locating tech even shows up on the job site.
Not all jobs require an estimate, but if you have a large job, it helps us to have a clear understanding of exactly what it is you want from our services, and what is most important to you. Here are a few things you can provide to ensure you get the very best estimate.
Maps and Prints
The best information you can give us is a copy of any prints you have showing utilities, but often, these aren’t available. Anything you have can be helpful. They may not be up-to-date, but they can still provide us with valuable information.
Other things that help create an accurate estimate include any drawing or images that show the area and scope of work. Even a Google Earth image helps if you are able to outline the area where you are needing work performed. This helps us determine what could be in the area, access, and other important factors.
Finally, any information you can provide regarding what exactly is needed, and a clear understanding of what is most important to your crew and your project. Everyone likes to make sure their projects are safe and that no one gets hurt. But the simple fact is that is not always the driving force behind the job.
For example, is there a specific budget you have to stay under? Are you looking for a two-man vac crew, or is one person good enough based on your safety requirements? Are just looking to get the job done, or are you looking to get the job done right?
Finally, if you’re requesting estimates from multiple locators, be sure to review them carefully. Often bids coming from multiple sources aren’t the apples to apples. It is very important that you know what you are getting each and every time you compare estimates. Doing this will not only ensure that you get what you need from your investment in private locating.
We offer free estimate comparisons, so you can be assured that you get the best quality locates for your investment. Call us at 888-858-9830, orsubmit a request online.