Services: Professional Underground Service Locating

Underground services are all around us including communications (Telstra, NBN and more) water pipes, gas lines, electrical cables, sewer systems, and more. When planning any construction or excavation project, whether you’re a civil contractor or a homeowner with a DIY project in mind, preventing damage to underground assets is essential.

How we go about it:
We use advanced Electro Magnetic Technology to induce an electrical signal into conductive pipes and cables and use specialty clips clamps and other methods to trace that signal along the service.

Where services are non-metallic, such as storm water drains or fiber optic cables, we are able to insert specially designed rod and trace it in the conduit, this includes under roads, drains, concrete and more.

We work to gain a complete understanding of all the services within and adjacent to your work area to minimise the risk to you and others and to keep your project on time and on budget.

Services: Expert Service Proving

We have resources available to carry out Service Proving via Non-Destructive Digging / Hydro-Vacuum Excavation. This is often a requirement to enable you to carry out your planned excavation and works near vital utilities. We would typically package this work with suitable backfill (placing risers for the services to be easily identified at a later date). This can save $$$s when completed during design stage, both in terms of delays, re-design costs and variations.

Non-Destructive Digging / Hydro -Vacuum Excavation involves the use of pressurized water and an industrial vacuum system. A high-pressure water jet is used to break up and loosen the soil, while a vacuum system simultaneously sucks up the slurry of water, soil, and debris.

Reduced Risk: Non-destructive digging significantly reduces the risk of damaging utilities such as gas lines, water pipes, fiber optic cables, and electrical conduits, which can be costly and potentially dangerous if disturbed during excavation.

Services - Service Proving/Non Destructive Digging/Hydro excavation
Using non-destructive digging to safely expose a high pressure gas main before excavation starts.

Environmental Benefits: The technique is environmentally friendly because it minimizes soil disturbance and prevents the release of contaminants into the surrounding area. It also reduces the need for hauling away excess soil.

Accuracy: This method allows for precise excavation and location of underground utilities, making it easier for workers to access and repair them without causing additional damage.

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Services: Comprehensive Service Mapping

We can offer a complete package, carrying out a survey pickup of the results of our service locating or proving, and then plotting these on a site plan or similar. This is often of value when projects are continuous for an extended period or just straight incorporation into your design. We can provide files in CAD format and PDF.

Key aspects of underground service mapping include:

  1. Utility Location: The process involves using various technologies and methods to accurately determine the location, depth, and type of underground utilities.
  2. Data Integration: The collected data is often integrated into or other mapping software. This allows for the creation of comprehensive underground utility maps that can be easily accessed and analysed.
  3. Colour Coding and Labelling: Underground service maps are typically color-coded and labelled to indicate the type of utility, its depth, and any relevant information for excavation or construction planning.
  4. Safety and Damage Prevention: One of the primary goals of underground service mapping is to prevent accidents and damage to utilities during excavation or construction. Knowing the precise location of underground utilities helps construction teams avoid accidental utility strikes, which can lead to safety risks and costly delays.
  5. Efficiency: Having accurate underground service maps allows for more efficient and cost-effective project planning and execution. It reduces the need for costly and time-consuming repairs to damaged utilities.
  6. Environmental Considerations: Underground service mapping can also help protect the environment by preventing leaks or spills of hazardous materials from damaged utility lines.

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