Underground Services Tracing
Not knowing where all the pipes and cables run under your site can be dangerous and costly. Our tracing team use radio detection equipment and ground penetrating radar to scan your site for underground services. Our accurate surveys show all your services at their true position and depth so you dig with confidence.
- Underground pipes, cables, ducts and drainage
- Gas, Water, Electric, Heating Systems
- Fibre Optics
- Foul Water Sewers
- Surface Water Drainage
Topographical survey in CAD showing underground services
Radio detection equipment is a reliable and cost-effective method for tracing underground services. It works by detecting electromagnetic signals emitted by metallic objects buried underground. This equipment can accurately locate underground utilities such as pipes and cables. It is widely used in construction and excavation projects to avoid damaging underground services and infrastructure and ensure safety for workers and the public. By using radio detection equipment, we can create precise maps of underground features, and plan construction and maintenance activities with confidence.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-invasive technique used to trace underground services and drainage. GPR works by emitting high-frequency radio waves into the ground and measuring the reflected waves. The reflected waves can indicate the presence of underground utilities and drainage systems. GPR is a safe and accurate method that minimizes the risk of damage to underground services and infrastructure. It is widely used in construction and engineering projects to ensure safety and avoid costly disruptions. By using GPR, we can map underground features with precision and create detailed plans that guide construction and maintenance activities
Surveys to trace drainage systems using sondes and ground penetrating radar (GPR) are non-invasive techniques used to map the location and depth of underground drainage systems. Sondes are small electronic devices that are inserted into the drainage system and emit a signal that can be traced above ground. GPR works by emitting high-frequency radio waves into the ground and measuring the reflected waves, which can indicate the presence of underground utilities and drainage systems. By using sondes and GPR, we can create accurate maps of drainage systems.
CCTV drainage surveys are a non-invasive method used to inspect the condition of underground drainage systems. The surveys involve inserting a small camera into the drainage system to capture high-quality images of the interior. The footage is then examined to identify any defects or blockages that may be affecting the system's performance. CCTV drainage surveys are cost-effective and minimize disruption to the surrounding environment.
2D or 3D Deliverable
Your underground services survey can be delivered in any of the following formats:
Underground services shown in a 3D Revit model
Statutory Utilities Search
The presence of any major services on a site and their approximate position can be confirmed by carrying out a desktop utilities search. We always recommend this is done before we start tracing on site.
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