Underground services include storm water & sewer drains, water pipes, Telstra phone & data cables, power cables and gas pipes.
But how do you know what utility services are underground and how deep they are located?
Cable locators from iConstruct SA use expensive electromagnetic locating equipment to detect and locate the depth of cables underground within a 97% accuracy range. This allows us to be able to use earth moving equipment to remove most of the soil with confidence, before digging the small remaining amount by hand.
Pipe locators still use electromagnetic transmitters, but often pipes are made of concrete or pvc, making tracking them with the direct connection method impossible. With experience, pipe detectors use what’s called a ‘sonde’ to trace the location and depth of non metallic pipes; again allowing for safer use of earth moving equipment when digging underground.
iConstruct SA can offer service locating as part of excavation work we also undertake; and is NOT a stand alone service.