Overview of Utility Locating Services

It is prudent to conduct utility locating on the site before any project-building or excavation-begins. This is the first step you have to take when preparing a project that will involve digging through the earth. Have a look at Buckley Utility Locating.

Hiring experts to map subterranean infrastructure would speed up the building process. You don’t have to dig slowly, carefully. Preventing a situation from happening is often easier than coping with it. Using advanced methods, we can see, localise, and classify the form of utility in the field. There are many explanations why identifying utilities before any project has to be done. All point to the delivery of time , money and security:

  • Transmission line localisation for better planning
  • Avoiding job stoppages
  • Eviter expense of repair …

You will get a full view of your storage tanks, gas pipes and voids except to define underground utilities. You may want to check in the dirt for any hazardous content, which can be detrimental to anybody who is trying to dig through. Getting a full coverage kit means no more concern.

Do you know any of the utility lines can be re-routed or placed in another location? Many may be old or no longer successful. So, these existing power lines need to be replaced with new ones. This can be achieved by a utility company which has a great deal of field experience.

Water and sewer lines do not cause further harm compared to power lines. The interruption would still be the same. This will result in further delays, cost of fixing and legal repercussions. Electromagnetic instruments are used to track signals from below the ground. No matter the season, power lines can be identified anytime. This is not a case for detecting water lines, since they often require a combination of different methods: either electromagnetic method or ground penetrating radar ( GPR) or both. This radar uses a high frequency radio signal which is sent to the ground and then the signals return in digital form to the receiver.

Locating the utilities before you start is a best practise during building excavations. It is expensive and most likely risky to harm some essential utility systems, such as water and power lines or gas piping during construction. Just imagine anything as simple as digging a hole to plant a tree can damage a property or even cause a life loss.