Private Dig Out Inspections - SWFL

Private Dig Out Inspections in Southwest Florida

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Are you planning to tackle a major home construction or landscaping project soon? You’re going to need a few approvals first. Our Private Dig Out Inspections help SWFL homeowners save time and money—so you can stop worrying about permit approvals.

No one likes to deal with a busted city water pipe or neighborhood powerline. So, let’s make sure you’ve got a clear, county-approved, dig out plan. Here are some of the benefits we provide our clients:

  • Prevent accidents and damage to property.
  • Avoid costly repairs.
  • Protect your liability.
  • Make sure that your project is completed on time and within budget.
  • No more scary surprises along the way.
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What is a Private Dig Out Inspection?

An inspection of a spot intended for excavation is conducted by an experienced expert to detect any potential hazards that could be harmed through the excavation process. Your private dig out inspection is an important safety precaution that should be taken before any digging takes place. By identifying any underground utilities or other hazards, the inspection can help prevent accidents and damage to property.

Here are some reasons you might need a private dig out inspection:

  • You are planning to do any major construction or landscaping work on your property.
  • You are not sure what underground utilities are located on your property.
  • You have received a notice from a utility company that they will be digging on your property.
  • You have had a past experience with underground utility damage.

We Private Dig Out Inspection Services in these Locations:

We’re based in the city of Port Charlotte and service the entire area of Southwest Florida, especially the following counties: 

  • Charlotte County – city of Port Charlotte, city of Punta Gorda, city of Deep Creek, city of Rotonda West, city of Cleveland, city of Burnt Store, city of Charlotte Harbor, etc.
  • Collier County – city of Naples, Everglades City, city of Naples Manor, city of Goodland, etc.
  • DeSoto County – city of Arcadia, Ft. city of Ogden, city of Nocatee, etc.
  • Lee County – city of Bonita Springs, city of Fort Myers, city of Cape Coral, city of Naples, city of Estero, etc.
  • Sarasota County – city of Venice, city of Sarasota, city of North Port, Arcadia, city of Englewood, city of Nokomis, etc.

The Private Dig Out Inspection Process

A private dig out inspection typically includes the following steps:

  1. Gather information: Creek Engineering inspectors will first gather information about your dig out property, such as its size, shape, and location. They will also review any available plans or drawings of the property.
  2. Conduct a site visit: Then, our engineering team will visit your property and conduct a visual inspection of the area where digging is planned. They will look for any signs of underground utilities, such as markings on the ground, utility poles, or manholes. Specialized equipment, such as ground-penetrating radar, helps identify underground utilities.
  3. Report the findings: The inspector will then report their findings to the client. This report will include a detailed description of the underground utilities and any other hazards that were identified.

Gather Project Info

Review Your Project Site

Complete Inspection Report

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are planning any digging on your property, it’s crucial to have a private dig out inspection performed by a qualified professional. This will help to protect you and your property from harm.

And, it keeps you from growing old waiting for your county inspectors

In addition to the above, here are some other benefits of having a private digout inspection:

  • Identify any potential environmental hazards, such as buried fuel tanks or asbestos-containing materials.
  • Find out if your project complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Finally get some peace of mind knowing that you have taken all necessary precautions to avoid damaging underground utilities or other hazards.

We provide private dig out inspections and construction engineering for residential and commercial clients throughout Southwest Florida. 

If you are considering any kind of excavation initiative for a private purpose, and you don’t want to take chances with expensive mistakes, then Gulfcoast Engineering might be the ideal choice for you.

Click here to contact us and discuss your project needs.

Be sure to stay safe and prevent any potential disruption to your service by calling 811 beforehand. It is legally required that anyone planning to dig contacts the Sunshine One-Call Center at 850-432-4770 (or 811) during regular business hours, excluding holidays.