Everything you need to know about Underground surveys!

Everything you need to know about Underground surveys!

When real estate developers first investigate the potential of a piece of land, one of the first things they do is conduct an underground mapping. This creates a detailed map of everything that is buried under the surface, including its location.

Before beginning to design the project, it is essential to consider what is below, as much as it is on the surface. It’s beneficial to be aware of the locations of all underground infrastructure systems, including pipes, connections, ducting, sewers, including drainage, to determine the layout of a new build, or make any adjustments to existing ones.

This makes it possible to take environmental considerations into account throughout the planning and design phase, which helps keep costs down and decreases the likelihood of undesirable outcomes.

What Exactly Is an Underground Survey?

Underground surveys will identify and map the assets that are located beneath the surface, including the depth and positioning of structures, utilities and potential hazards that may affect your planned construction project, especially new property developments on the land. Underground surveys bear immense importance since it helps you understand what lies beneath the ground from the initial stage of your project.

The amount of time spent designing a project may be cut in half by mapping utilizing data gathered out of an underground survey. It also decreases the likelihood that expensive alterations to the design or errors will be made later on in the process.

When contractors use underground mapping that is reliable, comprehensive, and accurate, they can operate with confidence before or during digging. They are also able to offer the appropriate protection for their personnel. That, too, is per the relevant health and safety requirements.

What Kinds of Surveying Procedures Are Available for Subsurface Utilities?

EML and GPR are the two primary kinds of underground utility survey procedures that are used for subsurface utilities. Most surveys of this kind will call for a mix of the two. Underground mapping is a vital project.

Its Radio Frequency Location (RFL) technique has been underground surveyors’ most common data-gathering technique.

How do we complete underground surveying?

Our experts combine expertise, skills and the use of underground surveying equipment to assure accurate data is captured during an underground survey. We determine the location and level of the object in question when conducting underground utility surveys.

Using EML or GPR technology, we locate:

  • Metallic fuel tubes
  • Metallic exhaust pipes and gas pipes
  • Electrical wires
  • Telecommunications cables
  • Communication wires
  • pipes made of metal carrying water
  • Cable Television cables

As our surveying services hold PASMA, PAL, and CSCS cards, we conduct accurate and reliable underground survey services with the required training and inspection with Asbestos awareness. In addition, you can receive likewise services such as CCTV surveys and drain surveys, receiving detailed reports and full digital imagery in evidence of our findings.

Parting Thoughts

Are you looking for the best underground utility surveys? Our team at Edinburgh Measured Survey can help you with all your underground surveying needs. Get in touch with us today and have your project completed! Receive a free quote as soon as the next day from our responsive team in Edinburgh.


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    Author: Sonia