C-N-I Locates Ltd. Is an “Underground Utility Detection & Inspection Service Company” specializing in an array of technical service applications designed to aid with the designation and inspection of sub-surface elements. C-N-I Locates, Ltd., it’s employees and technicians have no prior knowledge of existing utilities on a client’s project site. Client understands that private underground utility detection & inspection services are performed per client’s instructions with information (i.e., maps, records, and points of origin or termination for access) provided by client and relied upon by private utility locating firms. Due to a variety of unknown subsurface limitations and interference in the work areas, C-N-I Locates, Ltd. cannot guarantee that all underground utilities, reinforcing elements, and/or objects in the requested areas can, or will be designated. We can only gather and report the retrieved data. Any liability of C-N-I Locates, Ltd. shall be limited to an amount not more than the total amount billed for services, by C-N-I Locates, Ltd. IN NO EVENT SHALL C-N-I LOCATES, LTD., BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY ACT OR OMISSION RELATING TO THE SERVICES. The decision to proceed with cutting, coring, drilling, boring, or excavation is left entirely up to the client. We do not conduct a study, investigation, analysis, or interpretation of soil composition, soil conditions, or other aspects of the physical earth. If you require those services, please contact a geophysicist, geologist, engineer, or land surveyor directly.
Client is responsible for contacting the Washington or Oregon Utility Notification Center to request public utility locates and for all actions required for compliance with RCW 19.122, ET. Seq. / ORS 757.557.
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C-N-I Locates, Ltd. provides a variety of underground Utility Detection and Inspection services. C-N-I Locates, Ltd. cannot guarantee it will be able to locate all utilities or other objects on site. The decision to proceed with cutting, coring, drilling, boring or excavation is left entirely up to the customer. We do not conduct a study, investigation, analysis or interpretation of soil composition, soil conditions or other aspects of the physical earth. We report retrieved data only. We do NOT provide geophysical, geological, engineering or land surveying services. Please contact a geophysicist, geologist, engineer or land surveyor if you are seeking the provision of geophysical, geological, engineering or land surveying services.
The scope of C-N-I Locates, Ltd., service is limited to those specifically requested by client. Client understands that underground utility locates are performed per client’s instructions with information (i.e., maps, records, points of origin or termination for utility access) provided by client and relied upon C-N-I Locates, Ltd. C-N-I Locates, Ltd., it’s employees and technicians have no prior knowledge of existing utilities on client’s site and as such cannot guarantee that all underground utilities in the requested area will be designated.
C-N-I Locates Ltd, shall not be liable for damages of any kind which may arise due to existence of underground utilities not located or mis-located and client agrees to hold C-N-I Locates, Ltd. harmless from any such damages. If conditions and/or circumstances are encountered at the job site which are concealed physical conditions or unknown physical conditions of an unusual nature which differ materially from that which is visually ascertained, customer agrees to accept responsibility for such conditions and those circumstances outside the control of contractor and, further agrees to pay for any labor or materials including repair to damaged equipment of contractor caused by such conditions and/or circumstances. It is the intent of this provision to make the customer responsible for all (1) unforeseen and concealed conditions and (2), for that which contractor cannot control. Accordingly, customer further agrees to hold contractor harmless and shall indemnify and defend contractor and all its agents and employees from and against all claims, damages, losses, and expenses including but not limited to attorney fees, consequential damages arising out or as a result from the performance of contractor’s work involving, affecting or relating to such unforeseen or concealed conditions regardless of whether such damages are caused in part by contractor.
Client is responsible for contacting the local one-call center to request public utility locates and for all actions required for compliance with RCW 19.122, ET. Seq. Any liability of C-N-I Locates, Ltd. Shall be limited to an amount not more than the total amount billed by C-N-I Locates, Ltd. for its services for this request.
If utilized, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) subsurface utility scanning is not without its limitations. Its effectiveness is site specific and varies greatly from place-to-place. The most significant performance limitation of GPR is in high-conductivity materials such as clay soils and soils that are salt contaminated. Performance is also limited by signal scattering in heterogeneous conditions (E.G. Rocky Soils) and responds differently to changes in soil type, density, water, content, as well as many other buried objects, making unique identification of the desired target difficult.
GPR Structural and Concrete Imaging depth of exploration is dependent upon the electrical properties of material(s) inspected and interpretations are opinions based on judgments made from those acquired radar signals and/or other data. GPR cannot distinguish the difference between a single rebar, conduit, or post tension cable. It can only detect the center and approximate depth of target. Also, while scanning in congested areas, with upper and lower rebar mats, conduits, and post-tension cables… A 3-D scan to aid in viewing various elements is recommended along with a radio frequency (RF), electromagnetic (EM) and 60 cycle scans (power must be running through these lines) are performed to detect any utilities as a secondary precaution.
Payment for services is due no later than 30 days after billing. Sums remaining owing after 30 days from billing shall bear interest of 1.5% per month. If it becomes necessary to take any action to collect the amount due, client will be liable for all costs of collection, including attorney’s fees and costs of suit, collection agency fees, etc.
At all times during the term of this agreement and for a period of three (3) years following any termination of expiration thereof, contractor and client agree that they shall not, directly or indirectly, for themselves or on behalf of any person or entity, solicit or contact any employees or customer of each other for the purpose of inducing them to terminate their employment or contractual agreements with either of them or to become employees or independent contractors of either of them or such person or entity.