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

Tacoma, Washington Field Office (253)831-6350


Tacoma, Washington Field Office

CNI Locates offers a comprehensive range of utility detection and inspection services for efficient and accurate utility locating and inspection needs. With advanced technology and experienced professionals, CNI Locates specializes in a multitude of detection and inspection services.

What underground utility services are offered in Tacoma, Washington?

Whether it’s Metallic Line Detection, Non-Metallic Line Detection, or underground leak detection services, we have the expertise to locate and identify underground utilities with precision. Utilizing Ground Penetrating Radar and Concrete Scanning services or techniques, CNI Locates ensures thorough and reliable assessments of subsurface features. Our fault detection capabilities enable early identification of potential issues, while Video Camera Inspections and Sewer Crawler Inspections provide detailed assessments of sewer lines and drainage systems. Additionally, CNI Locates offers Design Survey Locating services to aid in project planning, and magnetic detection servicesfor locating buried metallic objects. With the help of Aerial Drone Imagery, we can provide updated utility maps satellite images, using orthomosaic photogrammetry. Plastic Water Locates, Design Survey Locates, and Public and Private Locates are also among the services offered by CNI Locates, ensuring comprehensive coverage for all utility locating requirements.

Why should you choose CNI Locates?

The Law mandates that you contact 811 to locate your public utilitiesbefore performing any subsurface work. However, it’s important to note that private utilities make up a significant portion of the utilities in most areas. That’s why your second call should be to CNI Locates Underground Utility Detection and Inspection Services. Differentiating between public and private utilities can be challenging as it varies depending on the state and municipality. Fortunately, CNI Locates possesses the expertise and experience to navigate these complexities on your behalf. Our advanced locating capabilities encompass various services, such as Metallic Line Detection (also known as Electromagnetic Detection), Non-Metallic Pipe Detection, Magnetic Detection, Utility Mapping, Structural & Concrete Imaging, Ground Penetrating Radar, Leak Detection, Electrical Fault Detection, and Video Pipe Inspections of both public and privately-owned utilities. By utilizing our services, you can prevent costly damages, avoid project delays, and ensure the safety of yourself and your crew.

How do I schedule an appointment with dispatch?

To schedule an appointment for our services, simply contact us at (253)826-1177 or (253)831-6350. You can also reach us via email at [email protected] or conveniently schedule a work request/estimate through our website. Please provide us with a 24-hour notice from Monday to Friday, and we will promptly arrange an appointment for the following business day.

About CNI Locates

At C-N-I Locates, we have a team of 25 staff members, out of which 20 are skilled field Technicians. Our operations are supported by a fleet of 20 service trucks and vans, strategically dispatched from locations in Everett, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Eugene, and Portland. We proudly offer underground utility detection services and inspection services for residential and commercial properties across Oregon and Washington State, including the entire Everett, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Eugene, and Portland metro areas. For immediate assistance, please call (253) 826-1177, or for appointment scheduling, dial our Toll-Free number: (877) 826-1177. Our team is available round-the-clock, 24/7, throughout the year. In case of any emergency, please reach out to our office first, followed by mobile phone, text, or email. We will try providing a response time within 15 minutes of the time of your call. If no response is received within 15 minutes, please send a text. We commit to a two-hour response time for calls and emails received between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. To accommodate your schedule, kindly provide us with a 24-hour notice from Monday to Friday for appointments scheduled on the next business day.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.After Hours: 5pm – 8am Monday – Friday, including Weekends and Holidays. OVERTIME RATES APPLY FOR ALL AFTER-HOUR EMERGENCIES, WEEKEND & HOLIDAY SERVICES.

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].

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