DO YOU NEED TO FIND YOUR UNDERGROUND SERVICES?

Underground Service Locating

OUR TECHNOLOGY IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO DETECT WHAT'S UNDERGROUND.

To locate underground services such as gas, power, sewer and water infrastructure, PPS uses a high-powered Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and electronic cable locating equipment to track certain metallic or non-metallic materials underground. This equipment in some cases is powerful enough to detect significant tree roots and buried tanks.

Knowing where services lie underground is vital to ensure design and maintenance of infrastructure can be completed safely. If you need to know where your underground services are, Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions have the experience and equipment to assist you with your underground service needs.

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UNDERGROUND SERVICE LOCATOR

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

One of the main applications for ground-penetrating radars is for locating underground utilities, particularly non metallic services such as plastic. Standard electromagnetic induction utility locating tools require utilities to be conductive. These tools are ineffective for locating plastic conduits or concrete storm and sanitary sewers. Since GPR detects variations in dielectric properties in the subsurface, it can be highly effective for locating non-conductive utilities.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This non-destructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. GPR can have applications in a variety of media, including rock, soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures. In the right conditions, practitioners can use GPR to detect subsurface objects, changes in material properties, and voids and cracks. 

Pipe/cable locator

This high powered pipe locator and transmitter allows us to accurately detect and locate buried services. We use the latest signal digital processing for location and tracing of pipes in difficult circumstances.