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Line Location | One Call Management | Geophysical Surveys

Our mission is to provide superior service to each and every one of our clients and ensure we complete every task in a safe, honest, efficient and professional manner.

Safety Is Priority

Ernco is committed to ensuring that practical and effective measures are in place to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, subcontractors, suppliers, the environment, and the public in all areas of our operations. This commitment is reinforced through action and passion within a rewarding corporate culture in which all Ernco employees participate and share ownership in health and safety management. A company wide commitment to health and safety performance allows us to grow the value of our business responsibly.

Empire Services

Experienced and efficient, Empire Geophysics & Locating specializes in providing exceptional pipeline utility , utility locating, Alberta one-call contract management, and geophysical surveys. Empire retains a Professional Geophysicist with over 20 years of near-surface geophysics and environmental consulting experience in Alberta and Western Canada. Their experience with groundwater, soils, surface water, and environmental regulatory requirements ensures that Empire’s clients receive sound and pragmatic advice. All geophysical reports are reviewed and signed by them ensuring the consultants reports meet Alberta’s legislative requirements for the practice and reporting of near-surface geophysical surveys. Empire’s Geophysicist is also authorized with APEGS to interpret and report on near-surface geophysical surveys in Saskatchewan.


Empire has made available to our clients, an experienced drafting and geographical information system (GIS) team that create high quality drawings including geophysical survey figures, site diagrams including field survey results from soil and groundwater investigations, borehole logs, remediation, and reclamation planning figures. For our geotechnical and engineering clients, this team is capable of drafting figures that support these types of reports and investigations using AutoCAD Civil 3D.

High Resolution Orthomosaic Photographs

A high resolution orthomosaic photograph is a detailed, georeferenced aerial or satellite image that is created by stitching together multiple overlapping photographs of a specific area. The resulting orthomosaic combines the individual images into a single, seamless, and accurate representation of the landscape

GIS & Drafting Support

GIS and Drafting Support for Environmental Consultants, Geotechnical Engineers, Construction Contractors, Owners, and Municipality/County Government involves providing specialized assistance in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and drafting for these various stakeholders.

EM Surveys

EM Surveys, utilizing the EM31-MK2 technology, enable detailed mapping of geologic variations, groundwater contaminants, and other subsurface features associated with changes in ground conductivity. This patented electromagnetic inductive technique allows measurements without electrodes or ground contact, enabling surveys under a variety of geologic conditions, including sand, gravel, and asphalt.

One Call Management

Specializing in the management of Alberta One-Calls, Empire offers professional and safe screening and locating services for companies with underground facilities. With a dedicated team of experts, we ensure all one-calls are promptly addressed within the 48-hour window, at competitive rates. Trust Empire's experienced line locating services to efficiently manage your one-call contracts.


Concrete scanning is a critical process in line locating, allowing for the safe and accurate detection of utilities and other objects embedded within concrete structures.


Full Service - Pipeline and utility locating, area scanning, emergency and one call line locations for Alberta and Western Canada.

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