Some contractors, builders and engineers do not know much or do not think much about professional surveying until they need some services. If you think you are not an exception, you have landed on the right page.
Total Scan & Surveying is the leading provider of underground cable locator in Australia. We carry out surveying projects with a site-specific plan of action and a strict locating protocol with the help of trained and experienced technicians. With our expertise, we have successfully completed hundreds of locating projects of all sizes.
What is Utility Surveying?
Utility Surveying is the process of identifying and labeling public utility mains that are underground. It is particularly important before the installation of piling and deep foundations. In fact, when the project involves dealing with below surface level ground, underground utility surveying is both a legal requirement and an important part of maintaining safety.
Utility Surveying includes lines for telecommunication, electricity distribution, natural gas, cable television, fiber optics, traffic lights, street lights, storm drains, water mains, and waste water pipes. In some locations, major oil and gas pipelines, national defense communication lines, mass transit, rail and road tunnels also compete for space underground.
Public utility systems are often run underground; some by the very nature of their function, others for convenience or aesthetics. Before digging, local governments often require that the underground systems’ locations be denoted and approved, if it is to be in the public right-of-way.
Because of the many different types of materials that go into manufacturing each of the different types of underground lines, different detection and location methods must be used.
For metal pipes and cables, this is often done with electromagnetic equipment consisting of a transmitter and a receiver. For other types of pipe, such as plastic or concrete, other types of radiolocation or modern ground-penetrating radar must be used.
Utility Surveying by these technical means is necessary because maps often lack the pinpoint precision needed to ensure proper clearance. In older cities, it is especially a problem since maps may be very inaccurate, or may be missing entirely.
Total Scan & Survey provide professional solutions for all your underground utility survey requirements. We can help see your site from all angles — above and below the ground. All of our technicians are carry qualifications for all asset detection services Australia wide. With our licensed and registered surveyors we can provide data output with sub-centimeter accuracy.
We also use state-of-the-art underground cable locators and GPR that allow us to efficiently induce, detect and trace underground utilities before any subsurface work can be carried out. These are designed to give you unprecedented access to your structure or site, as well as superior protection for safe planning and excavation.
We cater to our clients needs and can provide all levels of services as defined in the Australian Standards AS-5288. Understanding your projects requirements are our specialty, giving our clients a cost effective and professional solution to save your project time, while maximizing risk reduction.
With Total Scan & Survey, you can surely find surveyors who can understand your needs, as well as give you cost-effective underground utility surveying solutions. Call us today and experience top-notch service.
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