Broken WireNeed help finding a broken wire underground? Is the power out to one of your lighting devices or out buildings? Well you’ve come to the right place. Can-Traffic Services is fully equipped to find the source of the problem and get you back on your feet in a timely fashion.

Finding a broken wire underground can, at first, seem like a daunting task. Causes for these faults can vary from direct equipment line hits to bad splices. In some instances the cable itself can become old and susceptible to cracking and thus permitting the entrance of moisture.  The detection methods used to determine where the cable fault is located or what caused it will ultimately vary from site to site. Most of the day do day tasks preformed at Can-Traffic Services involve some form of wire detection. Finding underground cable may be required for a new construction project or in various troubleshooting procedures. We often find ourselves preforming this service for the many streetlighting bodies here in Alberta. We start by locating the power source to the device and from there begin the delineation and discovery process. This involves the use of standard line locating equipment, ohm meters, and time-domain reflectometer (or TDR’S) to name a few. Accuracy when locating wire breaks or underground cable faults is key.  Misinterpretation of the locate data, or utilizing inaccurate equipment can potentially result in excessive costs when attempting to find or excavate faults. To avoid this, we combine various detection methods along with the most current locating technologies to preform a locate. Our system is frequently accurate to within the meter. Once the location of the fault is determined we hydrovac the excavation and begin preparations for the repair.

If you find yourself with an outage as a result of a cable fault or a broken wire underground you can contact our service team here. Finding the fault as quickly and efficiently as possible is our key objective. We want to ensure you spend the least amount possible and get you back up and running with minimal delay. Call our service team today!

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