How to Locate Underground Cables & Ensure Safe Digging

How to locate underground cables? Commonly, professionals find an access point and inject an electrical signal onto the cable. Then they trace the signal’s path which thereby provides a map of the underground cable. It’s a basic technology that has been used for decades. However, the tools and methods might have evolved through the years. […]

How to Locate Underground Water Lines

How to locate underground water lines? Professionals use the electromagnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate subsurface water pipes. They use either one (or both) depending on the soil condition and other factors. In this comprehensive article we’ll discuss each method. We’ll also mention about the importance of locating underground water lines before doing […]

How to Effectively Avoid Damage to Underground Assets

How to avoid damage to underground assets and prevent paying millions of dollars in damages? First is to have an accurate and updated utility map before anyone starts digging. Professional utility locators can provide you with the map and photos. This way, your crew will successfully avoid those pipes and cables underground (or your crew […]

Why Non Destructive Digging for Huge Projects is Important

Non destructive digging makes it possible to minimise damages to utilities when removing wet and dry waste underground. Many construction firms have already taken advantage of this method to reduce damage and make faster progress. Specifically, hydro vacuum excavation (a form of non destructive digging) makes use of high pressure water to loosen up the […]

Why Find Utility Lines Before Digging? Here are 3 Reasons

Why find utility lines before digging? First, it has to do with safety. Second, it’s for faster progress of the project. Third, it’s for preventing interruptions to the community. Let’s discuss each one further. 1. Safety Underground power lines and water pipes can be dangerous for the crew. Accidentally busting a water pipe can propel […]

How to Collect Visual Data by Subsurface Utility Imaging

How to collect visual data by subsurface utility imaging? The direct way is by underground CCTV inspection. It allows collection of visual data even in inaccessible areas such as wells and boreholes. This underground mobile camera inspection method is valuable in: Determining location of all types of pipes Determining if there are damages on pipes […]

How Important is Underground Mapping Before Excavation?

Accurate underground mapping before excavation is important for better safety and faster work progress. The crew can avoid hitting water and power lines when digging. This also leads to faster work progress because there will be fewer delays. Importance of on-site inspection Underground blueprints and historical records are not enough to ensure safe digging. After […]

Utility Location for Residential Development: How Does It Work?

Accurate utility location for residential development is often one of the first crucial steps before any actual excavation or construction. This is for damage prevention, better planning, lower costs and a safer working environment. Professional utility locators will accurately determine the locations of water pipes, drains and sewer lines, electrical cables and telecommunication lines. They […]

Underground Camera Inspection of Sewer and Drains

Underground camera inspection of sewer and drains is a much more cost-effective and faster way to diagnose problems for repairs and replacements. This inspection allows professionals to determine which pipes have damages or blockages even in areas which are difficult to access. For example, the mobile camera technology can pinpoint damages beyond junctions and bends. […]

Land Contour Mapping for Utility Planning

Accurate land contour mapping for utility planning is crucial for optimisation and better planning. This task involves identifying and mapping both the natural and man-made features on and in the site (including surrounding structures). Accomplishing this task will give engineers and developers the information they need to identify risks before commencing any construction or excavation […]