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"I would like to thank the [Utiliscan] team for their perseverance on site. The conditions were extremely difficult and they were still able to complete the works in the usual helpful, determined and professional manner" Bethan Short, Aecom
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Service Tracing, Excavation and Borehole Clearance

 

Service Tracing, Excavation and Borehole Clearance from Utiliscan is the perfect solution for anybody wishing to have all underground services and buried apparatus located and clearly marked on the surface (inc depth where possible), or borehole/excavation locations cleared of buried services and apparatus prior to breaking ground.

Utiliscan use different types of state-of-the-art technology to induce signals into both the ground and buried utilities to allow tracing and marking of them within a 5m radius of the target area; Utiliscan surveyors will then mark a clear drill zone (in the case of borehole/excavation clearance) or in the case of site-wide tracing, the exact location of any located service, will be marked on the surface.

This service provides a surveyor c/w with all the necessary equipment to trace and mark any utilities that may be running across a large area or a specific area that is to be excavated or drilled, these utilities are clearly marked in either paint or chalk.

Should a full utility map be required (the above plus the provision of all utilities marked on to a topographical drawing) please select the full utility mapping option.

Equipment used

Radio Frequency Locator (RFL)

Utiliscan utilise the very latest electromagnetic and radio frequency technology from industry leaders such as Radio Detection, Utiliscan’s survey teams have numerous versions of these tools, namely the RD8000’s, RD4000’s and CAT3+; all kits are utilised with signal generators to induce easily traceable signals.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR):

Utiliscan recognise the benefits, and heavily invest in the top of the range GPR Scan equipment from manufacturers such as Mala and Radio Detection. These radars are a very useful tool when locating items such as utilities, tanks, foundations and even pile caps. Inline with the legal requirements of the Radio and Wireless Regulatory Authority OFCOM, Utiliscan hold a GPR licence.

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