SUBSURFACE UTILITY INVESTIGATION

We find what you can’t see.

Current records and plans of underground services may not accurately represent the location, or fully account for the extent, of all the buried utility systems due to insufficient or unreliable historical evidence.

This lack of reliable information during design and construction activities can result in costly conflicts, delays, utility service disruptions, redesigns, personal injuries and even fatalities.

Utility location is the process of identifying and labelling public utility mains that are underground. These mains may include lines for telecommunication, electricity distribution, natural gas, cable television, fibre optics, traffic lights, streetlights, storm drains, water mains, wastewater pipes and, in some locations, major oil and gas.

Our expertise, combined with the latest technologies, provides accurate 3D positioning of subsurface utilities together with additional service details, including condition and status in the asset’s lifecycle, which can be used in project design and planning stages through to maintenance and operations.

 

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Underground utility location

Our team of experienced utility locators are all DBYD certified and can help you map and protect all underground assets on your site. Our streamlined systems and processes use both electromagnetic cable locating and ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology to designate underground utilities.

 

This includes:

  • EML Locating – used to locate conductive utilities such as metallic pipes and electrical and communication cables

  • Ground penetrating radar – used to locate non-conductive material such as poly or nylon gas lines, Blue Brute and uPVC water mains, empty conduits, underground storage tanks and possible underground voids

  • Traceable rod with EML – used to locate accessible empty pipes or conduits i.e., sewer and stormwater pipes.

 

We can help you identify:

  • Underground utilities

  • Pipes

  • Voids

  • Underground tanks

  • Cables

  • Blockages

  • Water and gas leaks

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