Spearhead Locating service is a privately owned business located in beautiful Ventura California. Spearhead Locating Services Inc. performs underground utility locating in all of southern California. Call us for all of your private locating needs. We are prompt and in most cases can be on your job site within 24 hours and we guarantee our pricing to be the lowest cost to you.
We use electromagnetic locators to find any utility that are conductive such as electrical lines, water lines, phone lines, or non-conductive lines with a properly installed "tracer line" such as gas or fiber optic lines. Using this method also means there must be an accessible access point for the utility for us to connect our transmitter to such as a meter or break out box.
We use GPR technology to find other non-conductive utilities such as PVC sewer main, PVC water main and fiber optic conduit.
We can inspect / locate sewer lateral lines if a access point is available (cleanout) using a push camera with a locating Sonde attached to the camera head. There are other methods to inspect / locate sewer laterals or main lines by using our CCTV lateral launch crawler.
Once the utilities have been located, there are several options to use for marking the utility location. Spray paint is the most common method, but flags or whiskers can be used in areas where paint won't remain or becomes unreadable prior to excavation. All marking colors will be done in accordance to the American Public Works Association (APWA) Uniform Color Code and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Best Practices.