Inadvertently hitting your water mains supply during excavations, or any water pipe for that matter, can be a messy and costly mistake. Before any excavation, it's important to check the location of your water pipes to avoid a watery disaster.
Before any excavation, it's important to ascertain exactly where your telephone cables lie. These are often only 300-400mm below the surface and are easily cut or damaged. The cost to replace or repair can be in the thousands!*
Cutting into live power cables is no laughing matter. Aside from the cost to repair or replace, there's also the potential for significant injury or loss of life. Before beginning any excavation work, it's crucial to establish where your electricity cables lie to avoid these dangers.
Did you know that as a residential homeowner, you have a legal “duty of care” in relation to the assets and infrastructures that may lie beneath your property. These may be owned by several companies, for example Telstra or Origin and can be anywhere. Underground assets may be closer to the surface than you expect.
With the advent of newer and more sophisticated networks like fibre optic and NBN, the costs to repair or replace these if they’ve been damaged has dramatically increased. You may be looking at tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs if you inadvertently cut or damage these assets while digging.
It is your legal responsibility to ensure these assets are protected, which is why lodging a FREE Dial Before You Dig enquiry is the first step before doing any excavation work.
Here at Cablefind, we know everything there is to know about locating pipes and cables. We’re more than happy to talk you through the process and will even assist you with the essential first steps.