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It's a Jungle out there. Underground Utility Detection & Inspection Services



Oregon and Washington State Utility Detection & Inspection Services


C-N-I Locates is an Underground Utility Detection & Inspection Service Company in Oregon and Washington state, specializing in an array of services that we believe are specifically tailored to suit your needs, from Utility Design Surveys to identification of Public and Privately owned utilities. Our technicians possess all of the qualifications necessary, averaging over 15 years in this field of work. Each of them hand picked and selected for their own special attributes, to be part of a collaborative team bringing a new meaning to the phrase “Underground Utility Detection & Inspection”.

C-N-I Locates has 25 staff members, with 20 of those being field Technicians. We operate 20 service trucks and vans that dispatch from Everett, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Eugene, & Portland.

Services include but not limited to, concrete & structural imaging, utility design surveys, identify and field mark public and privately owned metallic and non-metallic utilities, identify leaks, blockages and electronic faults, investigate utility damages and provide professional representation, consulting services, identify potential utility conflicts and coordinate relocations, complete project and route inspections and provide stand-by protection. We are on-call 24/7, 365 days a year.

CNI Locates can perform detection and inspection services for the following types of properties and locations.

In addressing our experience with works of this nature and scope, we’ve been providing these exact turn key services to the following types of people, organizations and more, with the capacity to meet every challenge we’re presented with to date;

We can provide upon request and as needed our Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI), EMR Worker’s Comp experience factors and history, and CNI’s W-9 Form. We are happy to provide any company information, email our accounting department with any requests at [email protected].

Please see our utility service list. Should you ever need to draw on any of our professional services, our hope is that you will consider C-N-I Locates, Ltd. as a competent service provider in the Pacific Northwest.

CNI Locates Value

Professional approach, certified technicians in programs that exceed the industry standards, proven results, 99.99% subsurface damage prevention, 24 hours response, top of the line equipment, high quality deliverables, local pacific northwest company, and you only get charged for the services you need performed. This value is what separates CNI Locates from other companies in our industry.

Equipment Competency

All CNI Locates Technicians are certified in the application and operation of the various sophisticated pieces of equipment we have to offer. Our technicians are progressively training in programs that exceed the industry standards to stay ahead of the wave of technology to provide the most accurate results in our services. This is fortified throughout our team by having monthly training, video webinars, conference calls, and strictly following the methods of operations for each service provided.

Continuous Improvements

CNI Locates is always improving our abilities and the sophisticated subsurface equipment we have to offer. Every job site is different from the next, that’s why we carry all the necessary equipment to perform each locate. We love being tasked with answering any difficult questions that our clients have to offer. CNI locates is the only call you’ll need to make to get all your utility detection and inspection questions answered. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (253)826-1177 or email [email protected]

Training For Our Technicians

Technicians are all OSHA 10 certified and maintain Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) certifications…accredited through the National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA).

Technicians receive weekly Tailgate/Toolbox Safety Training classes inhouse, along with attending daily classes in the field with our customers. We can also provide Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) or Activity Hazards Analysis (AHA) as needed.

They are also provided with all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hard Hats. Eye / Face Protection. Ear Protection. Dust Masks / Respirators. Safe Lifting Practices / Back Belts. Clothing / Knee Pads. Footwear / Foot Protection. Gloves / Hand Protection. Personal Fall Arrest / Restraint Equipment.

Thank you for visiting our site and your interest in our firm. We pride ourselves on being specialty service providers in the Private and Commercial sector and would only approach each task if we were certain we could provide you with a complete team of personnel required to address your needs.

We look forward to working with you in the near future. If you should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.