Locating Pipes and Cables

The Importance Of Utility Mapping In Modern Construction Sites

The amount of technology that goes into construction projects nowadays is quite staggering, and one of the things that really made an impact on the way things work is utility mapping. These days, allowing heavy machinery to begin digging without making sure that there are no utility lines and pipes underneath the ground is a recipe for disaster. But how can pipe and utility locating help prevent this from happening?

 

Won’t City Maps Do?

Although it is possible to find out the location of the buried utility lines using a map from the Sydney city government, they can be inaccurate most of the time; especially if the maps have not been updated for quite a while. There may be more pipelines installed or they might have been relocated some time ago. If you want to play it safe, consult with the maps that you have, and hire a locating service to confirm or correct the information that you have on hand.

 

How does it work?

Utility mapping requires the use of sophisticated locating equipment, the most notable of which are ground penetrating radar systems. GPRs can accurately find out if there are any buried cables or pipeline underneath the excavation site, they can also tell just how deep you have to dig before you hit them. Knowing exactly where the pipes and cables are located will make it easier for the excavation crew to avoid the problem areas and just continue digging without any worries.

If you start digging without mapping out the locations of the buried utility cables and pipelines, then you may hit one of them by accident and cause considerable damage that you need to rectify as soon as possible; and in the construction business you usually have enough time in your schedule to barely finish a project, a setback like this will push back your project completion and cost you thousands of dollars in overhead expenses. If you want to prevent these kinds of hassles, then you should hire the services of a professional locating service and let them do their magic.

 

In Closing…

It is always a bad idea to dive headlong into a project without first making sure that there are no potential hazards in the way. So if you want to avoid wasting a lot of time and money, before you even break the ground, you should get help from the best locating service that you can find.

And, if reliable utility mapping, or even ground surveying is what you are looking for, then look no further and just visit our website. For quite some time now, we have been providing only the best locating services for residents of Sydney, New South Wales, Wollongong, and other towns and suburbs. We can assure you that our results are highly accurate so you do not have to worry about causing any unfortunate accidents while excavating.

So before you start on your construction project, please allow us some time to allow us to help you map out the things that are underfoot first; we assure you that when we are done, you can start digging without any kind of worry whatsoever.

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