A network with avenues and alleys, houses and walls, the new city is. However, as complex as communities are on the surface, the condition under the ground can be much more confusing: electricity, telecommunications and fiber optic cables contend with water and gas, drainage drains, and sewage pipes for space. Further complicating the problem, new facilities are continuously being built and current systems being moved, with centuries of facilities going back as far as the 19th century, both in and out of operation. Visit Underground Utility Location near me.
For contractors to excavate, finding submerged infrastructure during construction will result, at best, in expensive delays and financial or other fines where facilities are disrupted; at worst, this scenario carries the possibility of injuries or even death to staff.
Therefore, before contractors start excavating at a location, it is important that they make every attempt to find and identify all submerged facilities that are likely to be damaged by scheduled excavation or building activities. This is likely to require first-time interaction with a “before you search” operation. These services collect information from utility companies about the location of buried utilities and pass this data on-usually at a fee-to contractors that excavate.
Although utility monitoring systems provide the contractors with an important first screen, they are not infallible: maps may be outdated or inaccurate; facilities may have been installed, deleted or changed without forwarding on the detail. It is therefore prudent to employ the services of suitably trained , skilled and fitted utility surveyors and a utility mapping company for excavating contractors.
Using advanced techniques and technologies such as electromagnetic detectors, radiodetection, and ground penetrating radar systems (GPRS), a broad variety of underground facilities, including metallic and non-metallic pipes and wires, may be precisely identified. Next, these services may be identified using a mix of conventional survey methods, GPS and applications for geographic information systems ( GIS).