Feature 4

What is it?

The location of Underground services is often overlooked when developing a site. However it is a critical factor in any development – the sheer cost and time scale involved in re-routing services or damaging services can have a huge effect on the viability of a scheme. It is also vitally important to locate existing services to ensure workers safety when digging onsite. This is where a Utility Survey is useful.

Radio Detection

The latest Radio Detection equipment is used along with signal generators so that we can locate metal objects and provide details of the service locations.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Where non-metallic pipes, such as plastic or asbestos cement, are detected, we use Ground Penetrating Radar to indicate the presence of services and voids.

Site Mark Out

Understanding our clients’ utility survey needs is important to our staff to make sure they receive the service they expect. By doing this we can make sure the client is getting the survey they require, on time and within the required budget.

This survey can be useful usually in conjunction with the mark up on the topographical survey as it lets people know exactly where the services are located on the ground. Each service is individually marked on the ground with either spray paint or pegs which provides a visual identification of the services buried below.

Understanding our clients’ utility survey needs is important to our staff to make sure they receive the service they expect. By doing this we can make sure the client is getting the survey they require, on time and within the required budget.

Utilities Service Plans

Utility companies asset plans are also used to build up a picture of the utilities on site. They are used in conjunction with the above methods to make sure nothing is missed.

Once the services have been located there are a number of deliverables that can be provided below:

Topographical Survey Mark Up

We can provide all of the services on a topographical survey either supplied by us or by you. Each individual service is layered separately to either our layering system or specified by the client. The revised topographical survey is then presented digitally in autocad format and also as a paper plot.

Site Clearance

if all you need is to make sure where you are digging is safe and clear of all service routes we can visit the site before you start work, scan the area and make sure you are clear of all obstructions. This “mini” utility survey is carried out like a full utility survey only limited to the target areas.

Why choose us?

  • Team of fully trained and experienced surveyors, using the latest technology to ensure high precision, reliable and cost effective surveys every time.
  • Nationwide operation with satellite offices around the country, ensuring cost effective pricing and quick efficient services.
  • Over 40 Years Surveying Experience
  • Full Member of The Survey Association (TSA) – Leading industry body.
  • Free no obligation quotations – we are always looking to start and build new relationships. We are happy to quote even if its for comparative purposes against existing suppliers.
  • Professional and Friendly service – where the needs of the client will always come first
  • Flexibility – We will always ensure the clients requirements are met in the time scales they require.
  • Turnkey solution for all your survey needs.

Need a Utility Survey?

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a topographical survey, please submit the form below.