Property owners may contact a private locator to locate utilities buried on private property and not otherwise marked by the utility company.

Utility companies generally do not mark underground utilities located outside of the utility company’s right of way. Thus, a property owner may contact a private locator to locate and mark underground utilities in these otherwise unmarked areas.

The following is a list of some private locator companies in South Carolina. This list is provided solely to assist property owners in contacting private locators.

By using this site, property owners recognize that SC811 does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any products, goods, or services provided by the private locators listed below.

Please contact these companies directly for pricing information.

Blood Hound

Utility Locating, Ground Penetrating Radar, Concrete Scanning, Vacuum Excavation, Leak Detection, and Sewer Camera Inspection
POC: Edward Walcher
Phone: (864) 266-6622
Service Area: Entire state

Boyett Electric

Private Utility Locator
POC: Stan Boyett
Phone: (803) 984-2842

Carolina Locates, LLC.

Providing expert and precision locates to Residential/ Commercial clients using EM/GPR/Decibel Acoustic location methods
POC: Daniel Wilson
Phone: (843) 263-5114
Service Area: Exclusive to Beaufort, Bluffton, HHI, Savannah, and all surrounding areas.

Carolina Septic Services

POC: Jeff Bush
Phone: (864) 706-9511
Service Area: Upstate SC

Centerline Locating LLC

Utility Locate, CCTV Inspection, Soft Digs+Flush
POC: Lauren Hunke
Phone: (980) 207-5040
Service Area: York County

CES Group Engineers LLP

SUE Event & Private Locating
POC: Terry Worley
Phone: 704-215-1592 or 704-489-1500 ext. 1017

Civil Engineering Consulting Services, Inc

Professional Investigation and Analysis of existing utilities. We Designate, Locate, and Map utilities using Ground Penetrating Radar, Vacuum Excavation, and Geophysical Investigation.
POC: Krishjen Auld
Phone: 803-779-0311 ext 232

First Call Locating.Inc

Private locating for water, sewer, gas, propane, storm, electric, and line fault detection.
POC: Russ LeGault 
Phone: (980) 269-4146
Service Area: Rock Hill & Fort Mill. Willing to travel for an additional fee.

Filter Specialty Inc.

Private Utility Locating Services, Electric, Gas, Oil, Propane, Water, Drain, & Ditch Trenching Services
POC: Charles W Jackson
Phone: (910) 567-5474
Service Area: Dillion, Lakeview, Florence, Darlington and surrounding areas.


Utility Locating, GPR, Concrete Scanning, Video Pipe Inspection, Reports & Drawings
POC: Rachel Simpson/Carolina Scheduling & Estimating 
Phone: 704-582-3219
Service Area: Entire State, local to Columbia & Charleston

HiTech Utility Construction

Private Locates (GPR, Sewer Camera, Pipe Rodding, Hand-Held Locating)
POC: Chris Potterf
Phone: (770) 780-0293
Service Area: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Loc8 One

Private Locator for Residential/Commercial
POC: Palmer Nicholson 
Phone: 803-337-5062
Service Area: Entire State

McKim & Creed

POC: Jeremy Willoughby
Phone: (770) 962-4125
Service Area: Private underground utility locates, EM & GPR, investigation, underground tank surveys, vacuum excavation, SUE

Penhall Technologies

Private Utility Locating, GPR Concrete Scanning
POC: Garrett Griffith 
Phone: (803) 223-7445
Service Area: Entire state

Projects R&F USA, INC

POC: Edilberto Rojas 
Phone: (770) 283-1238
Service: Greenville

Reed Tech

Private Utility Locating, GPR, Electromagnetic Profiling
POC: Duke Brantley 
Phone: (803) 750-9971
Service Area: Entire state


Private Locating, RTK Locate, GPR, Utility Mapping, CADD Services, Drone Services
POC: David Barnes
Phone: (864) 270-9246
Service Area: SC, NC, GA

Target Locating

Private Utility Locating, Ground Penetrating Radar, Concrete scanning, Leak detection, & Mapping
POC: Chris Dunlap
Phone: (828) 505-6301
Service Area: WNC, East TN, The Inner Piedmont Area, Hickory, and Asheville.

Utility Partners of America

Private Utility Locating, Ground Penetrating Radar, Fiber Optic Cameras, Ground Fault Locating, Subaqueous Locating, and Core Boring.
POC: Kyle Kissmann
Phone: (864) 775-1307
Service Area: SC, NC, GA

West Locating Services, LLC

POC: Tim McNally 
Phone: (843) 747-5101
Service Area: Charleston region/statewide