Helpful Tips to Quote Your Location Job

Large machanical shovel ready to dig a PVC sewer pipe without knowing what is below ground.

One small hole (example: mailbox post)

If you only have one small hole, you have a minimum charge plus any additional mileage over 50 miles from the New Albany, Indiana, post office.

Multiple holes in a straight line (a fence)

Take the width of a hole times the distance including all holes.  Now divide that result by 1200.  This is the number of half hours for us to locate.  If the result is one or less, you pay only the minimum charge plus any additional mileage over 50 miles from the New Albany, Indiana, post office.  

Multiple holes forming a rectangle (a new pole barn)

Multiply the exterior width by the length of the building.  Now divide that result by 1200.  This is the number of half hours for us to locate.  If the result is one or less, you pay only the minimum charge plus any additional mileage over 50 miles from the New Albany, Indiana, post office.  

Any new building

Multiply the overall exterior width by the length of the building.  Now divide that result by 1200.  This is the number of half hours for us to locate.  If the result is one or less, you pay only the minimum charge plus any additional mileage over 50 miles from the New Albany, Indiana, post office.  

Heavy items (tanks or large equipment)

Multiply the exterior width by the length of the equipment.  Now divide that result by 1200.  This is the number of half hours for us to locate.  If the result is one or less, you pay only the minimum charge plus any additional mileage over 50 miles from the New Albany, Indiana, post office.  


Note: A 500 gallon LP tank plus the supply line will generally be a minimum charge unless there is additional mileage or a very long run of supply pipe.

House on an average city lot

A half hour of location will find the utility lines if there are not old lines to also find and confuse the issue.  One hour of location will find all utility lines including sewage lines and any septic tanks, plus any caverns, old wells, old foundations, and fuel tanks.

Larger Projects

Municipal water leak surveys

If you want us to find water leaks in a city owned water system, we need to see what you currently know of your issue to possibly quote a daily rate.  Call us to set an appointment to review your specific needs so we can calculate your best cost for our services.

Farmer needs to find a water source.

We will need to review the farm via Google Maps to determine the best location to hunt for water that would be in a reasonable distance to your electric source for your pump's needs. Once we see the farm, we can discuss the best route and costs for you.  (Keep in mind that it takes roughly an hour to cover an acre of ground.  We need to map a plan of coverage.)

University campus steam leaks

We can only find a leak in the return condensate lines during operation.  However, once you convert the lines to chilled water or hot water, we can find the leaks underground.  We need puddles of water to detect.  Steam is not detectable until it has condensed into the liquid form.  Call us.

Digging new lakes or ponds

Multiply the overall exterior width and length of the water area.  Now divide that result by 1200.  This is the number of half hours for us to locate.  If the result is one or less, you pay only the minimum charge plus any additional mileage over 50 miles from the New Albany, Indiana, post office.