Private Locators

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.


Badger Daylighting

Hydro-Excavation//Vacuum Excavation//Potholing
POC: Tracy Gates [email protected] Office: (803) 608-0493

Blood Hound

POC: Mike Iadanza (Blood Hound)/Kristina Walters
Email: [email protected] /[email protected]
Phone: (631) 599-2921
Service Area: Entire state *Commercial use only*

Calyx Engineers

POC: Ryan Lyttle (Manager) [email protected] (704) 566-4321
Brian Smith (South Carolina Supervisior) [email protected] (704) 566-4322
Service Area: entire state

Carolina Locates

Private Locates for Residential/Commercial
POC: Daniel Wilson [email protected]com (843) 263-5114
Service Area: Beaufort, SC and surrounding areas

Lowcountry Locating

POC: Matthew West  [email protected] (843)-810-6979
Service Area: Greater Charleston Area (willing to travel for additional fee)

Master Utility Locating

POC: Darren Bennett [email protected] (864) 706-3057
Service Area: Spartanburg Area (willing to travel for additional fee)

Penhall Technologies

Private Utility Locating// GPR Concrete Scanning
POC: Garrett Griffith [email protected] (803) 223-7445
Service Area: entire state

Reed Tech

POC: Jeff Garnto [email protected] (803) 750-9971
Service Area: entire state

Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers

POC: Randy Stepp [email protected] Business Line (843)-974-5650
Service Area: entire state

West Locating Services, LLC

POC: Tim McNally [email protected] (843) 747-5101
Service Area: Charleston region/statewide