This is prudent to conduct service locating on the site before any plant-building or drilling-begins. That is the first step you have to take while preparing a project that will involve digging into the earth. Learn more about Seattle Utility Locating Services.
Hiring professionals to map subterranean utilities will speed up the construction project. You don’t have to work gradually and cautiously anymore. Preventing a problem from happening is always better than dealing with it. Using specialized techniques, we will see, localize, and classify the form of use in the field. There are many explanations that identifying services before any operation needs to be done. They all point to provision of time , resources and security:
- Power network localisation for better preparation
- Preventing job stoppages
- Eviter rate of maintenance …
You will get a full coverage of your storage tanks, gas pipes and voids except to identify underground utilities. You will want to scan in the ground for any dangerous material, which can be harmful to anyone who is going to dig through. Getting a complete service kit ensures no more concerns.
Did you think any of the power lines can be re-routed or placed in another location? Many of these may be old or no longer effective. So, replacing those old utility lines with new ones is required. It should be achieved through a service firm who has a great deal of field expertise.
Water and sewer lines do not inflict further harm relative to electric lines. The disruption though is likely to remain the same. That will result in further complications, expense of fixing and legal repercussions. Electromagnetic devices are used to track signals from below the layer. Power lines can be sensed anywhere, no matter the season. This is not a case for detecting water pipes, because they often involve a mixture of various methods: either electromagnetic system or ground penetrating radar ( GPR) or both. This radar uses a high frequency radio signal which is sent to the ground and then the signals return in digital form to the receiver.
Locating the services before you proceed is a great practice during building excavations. It is costly and most likely dangerous to damage any critical utility services, such as water and power lines or gas piping during construction. Only remember anything as easy as digging a hole to plant a tree will destroy a property or even trigger a life loss.