Hawaii Private Locators LLC (HPL)
Hawaii Private Locators LLC (HPL) is a new company formed locally to provide a unique service to all Hawaii Home Buyers-Owners, Architects, Builders, Contractors and Realtors: Underground Inspections. Currently in the islands, there are only aboveground home inspections or termite inspections available to prospective property owners, but nothing belowground.
Hawaii Private Locators LLC uses sophisticated metal detectors, electromagnetic detectors utilizing radio frequencies and electromagnetic signals, and ground-penetrating radar to sense underground pipes, utility wires, lava tubes, old septic tanks – cesspools, or other potentially hazardous voids, so homebuyers can be alerted before buying or building. Depending on the soil condition, this technologically advanced equipment might also be able to detect Hawaiian iwi so potential burial grounds will not be disturbed.
At the present time, government and commercial owners have access to these types of underground inspections, but private homebuyers do not. HPL seeks to fill this need, literally, or at least to discover it. Know before you build!
Once pipes or voids are found, then homebuyers will have the option of hiring a separate potholing or excavation firm to fill the void or dig up the pipe. HPL will consult with an expert in sinkholes and lava tubes.
HPL will produce printed reports of what its sensing equipment finds underground, as well as video inspection reports of the insides of sewer lines. Underground Inspection Rates are a flat fee of $750 residential and $1500 commercial, on a standard real estate transaction. Our private locator services are set by an hourly rate with a one hour minimum charge. Paypal and major credit cards accepted.
HPL is the only one in Hawaii providing this sort of service, and it addresses a need for potential homebuyers who want to be sure of what’s underneath the property they’re considering purchasing. Its service is protective of the environment, and conscientious homebuyers will want to avoid potential injury or death by having their properties scanned for possible gas lines, high voltage wires, lava tubes, sinkholes and other threats.
The company hopes to have a clause inserted in the Honolulu Board of Realtors purchase contract that would give the option for underground home inspections before selling or buying a property.
Building Industry Magazine Article about HPL
Hawaii Private Locators LLC was established in February 2014. We are a close team drawing from a collective of knowledge and experience specializing in underground utility locating and toning. We are composed of trained and experienced professionals with a strong mission statement. We are dedicated to providing the Hawaiian Islands with the most sophisticated equipment operated by the most skilled & knowledgeable professionals. Our goal is to achieve injury and damage prevention through comprehensive geophysical investigations.
Our employee cooperative business structure is conducive to our team based project execution. We do not have any parent companies or subsidiaries.
We have a strong relationship with our major equipment supplier, Radiodetection. All of our Locate/Toning jobs include the latest Radiodetection and Ground Penetrating Radar equipment. Our technical staff has been providing a premium service utilizing this equipment for many years. Our underground locating/toning service is the only source of our company revenue. We believe our focus on service creates a successful and efficient organization.. HPL members has extensive experience in utility-pipe locating, water leak detection, underground inspections, real estate, general contracting, cable-satellite systems, engineering and water systems.
“A NEW BUSINESS – HOME INSPECTIONS FOR TERMITES ARE DONE ABOVEGROUND – WHAT IF THEY COULD CHECK UNDERGROUND AS WELL? HAWAII PRIVATE LOCATORS IS A NEW COMPANY THAT WILL SPECIALIZE IN LOOKING BENEATH THE SURFACE, LOOKING NOT JUST FOR TERMITES BUT ALSO BURIED ELECTRICAL WIRES AND PLUMBING, OLD SEPTIC TANKS, EVEN LAVA TUBES.
Howard Dicus – KMGB KHNL Sunrise
About HPL – Hawaii Private Locators LLC