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Locating Underground Utilities with Utility Locating Sydney Experts

by Maria Williams Online Marketing Specialist

Utility locating Sydney is a crucial activity done on the construction site. Site excavations are a common practice, especially when demolishing an old building and planning to build a new object.

Locating underground utilities before the excavation process begins is outstanding. The reason is simple. The chances of hitting underground pipes and cables are high. Their damaging will mean higher unplanned costs, more time to repair them and needless stress. Deep in the underground of the big cities lies a vast network of utility and water pipes; power and gas cables. The network of underground utilities has usually been set up in the past, with no record of their location. The need to know the location of the utilities is increasing nowadays when construction is growing and growing.

To avoid such unnecessary situations, utility locating Sydney use the latest equipment for locating underground utilities and use them when planning excavations.

Vacuum excavation is a non-destructive method of excavation without causing damage to existing underground utilities. The method works on the following principle: A high-pressure air compressor blows air into the soil, which breaks up under this pressure. A vacuum unit sucks the loosened soil and other dry materials. This way, a pothole is created with all the utilities intact. Workers can easily see where the pipes and cables are. If the soil is tough to loosen up, workers use high-pressure water and a high-flow vacuum for quick and precise evacuations. The method is known as hydro vacuum excavation Sydney.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a high-level method to locate utilities underground. Workers get a superior vision of underground with 3D imaging. Avoiding damage to underground utilities is valuable and thus, this it is a favourite method among the workers and engineers. The method is the following: Workers are using radar technology to detect metal installations in the soil. The radar sends radio waves to the ground. The radio waves are reflected by metal installations. The location and depth of a utility are displayed on a computer. Workers can efficiently and safely work, knowing the exact location of utilities.

CCTV inspection method means using camera units which can record footage from inside pipes, as small as 50mm in diameter to as large as 2m in diameter. These tiny camera units can identify even the smallest imperfections in the underground. The main goal of using CCTV equipment is getting detailed reports on waste networks and systems.

Locating underground utilities is done professionally and efficiently by utility locating Sydney experts. Give them a call now on 1300 88 45 20.


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About Maria Williams Senior   Online Marketing Specialist

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Joined APSense since, January 15th, 2016, From Sydney, Australia.

Created on Oct 17th 2019 07:59. Viewed 564 times.

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