Locating Pipes and Cables

What Are Utility Mapping Services And Why Would You Even Need Them?

Utility, Mapping, Services. These companies are responsible for peering into the earth, either a couple of meters or dozens of meters deep, to find out just what lies in there. If you think that finding out about the things that are buried underground is of no consequence to you, then you are sadly mistaken because you actually owe your modern lifestyle to the companies who provide such services.

What Is Utility Mapping?

The main purpose of utility mapping is to find out where the hundreds of meters of utility lines are located underground. These kinds of services are often required when planning a construction project; the builders need to know where the utility lines are located so that they can figure out how to gain access to them and also so they do not accidentally damage them and cause thousands of dollars worth of damage.

How Is It Done?

Using a ground penetrating radar, the utility mapping services peer into the earth in search for any foreign objects that looks similar to utility lines. They can actually get a good visual image of the things that are buried under meters of solid earth because pipes and cables are made from a different material than the ground around them, and this allows the GPR to tell where the buried pipes and cables are located, they can even tell how deep they are underground.

What Are The Benefits?

There are plenty of benefits when you use utility mapping services, for one thing you will know where the safe places to dig are. You do not have to cautiously dig through the earth because you are afraid of hitting any utility lines. With the help of locating services you can dig without any worries; this means the job is finished faster and it would also cost less money.

If you dig without knowing where the utility lines are located, especially when you are excavating in an urban environment, then the chances of damaging one of these important pipes and cables are quite high. And, if you do hit, say a water main, your work site will get flooded and it will remain that way until you fix the damage you caused; and this will definitely set your schedule back a long time, and it will also cost you a lot of money that you cannot afford to lose.

In Closing…

Even though not many people know about utility mapping services, what is important is that they continue to make modern living possible. If you are interested in mapping services and would want to learn more, then you should visit our website and browse around.

Besides utility mapping, we also provide other locating services for residents of Sydney, Wollongong, New South Wales, Parramatta, and other surrounding areas. We only use the latest in locating technology and equipment, and we also have a highly trained crew who are willing to help you whenever you need them to. All you have to do is leave us a message and we will do our best to give you a reply as soon as we can.

 

Absolute Locating Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120,
Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9939 6978
andrew@absolutelocating.com.au

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