Underground Asset

Underground Asset Mapping offers a range of benefits crucial for any construction or excavation project.

Firstly, it ensures safety by accurately identifying the precise locations of underground utilities such as gas, water, and electricity lines. This knowledge prevents accidental damage during digging, reducing the risk of hazardous situations like gas leaks or electrical shocks, which can lead to injuries, property damage, or costly project delays.

We specialise in working with our clients to determine the best locating method for utility detection. The methods used in the underground service locating process require varying levels of investment, expertise, and technology, with higher qualities providing greater precision and reliability.

Whether you require Quality Level A, Quality Level B, Quality Level C or Quality Level D, our team can assist you with all forms of locating, no matter the size or stage of your project.

RM Surveys is a certified locating organisation (CLO) with a team of certified Dial Before You Dig locators

Underground Service Locating - Quality Level A

This is the highest level of accuracy, involving the use of precise methods to identify and mark the horizontal position of underground utilities. Quality A locating typically involves professional surveying equipment and techniques, ensuring minimal margin for error.

Underground Service Locating - Quality Level B

Quality B locating provides a good level of accuracy but may involve more estimation and reliance on available records and technology. It’s often used when Quality A methods are not feasible or necessary. Quality B may involve using electromagnetic equipment and ground-penetrating radar, but with slightly less precision.

Underground Service Locating - Quality Level C

Quality C locating involves basic surface marking based on existing records and information. It’s less precise and may not involve any actual detection equipment. Quality C markings are usually considered approximate, requiring further investigation before excavation.

Underground Service Locating - Quality Level D

Quality D locating is the lowest level, primarily involving reviewing existing records and information without any physical verification. It offers the least accuracy and is typically used as a preliminary step before more detailed locating efforts.

Non-Destructive Digging

Non-destructive digging, also known as potholing or vacuum excavation, is a method used to safely and precisely excavate soil without damaging underground utilities or infrastructure.

This technique allows for the precise exposure of underground utilities, such as pipes, cables, and other infrastructure, without the risk of accidental damage that traditional mechanical excavation methods pose.

Non-Destructive Digging is commonly used in construction, utilities maintenance, and excavation projects where accuracy and safety are paramount. It minimises the risk of costly repairs, service interruptions, and safety hazards associated with striking buried utilities.

Concrete Scanning

Concrete scanning is a non-destructive testing method used to detect and evaluate objects embedded within concrete structures. It involves using specialised equipment to create images or maps of the internal composition of concrete.

Concrete scanning helps identify the location, depth, and size of these objects, aiding in construction, renovation, or maintenance projects where drilling, cutting, or coring into concrete is required. It enhances safety by reducing the risk of damaging hidden infrastructure and ensures structural integrity by providing crucial information about the concrete’s internal condition.