Utility Pipe Locator
Contractors normally have to have an extra insurance in the event that they destroy utilities lens underground. With the Utility Pipe locator, utilities can now be inspected via GPR technology. GPR is used to find both conductive and non-conductive pipes, cables, and buried objects below the ground.
How does a Pipe Locator work?
It uses Radio Waves. By using GPR, the radio waves will travel back to the GPR unit at different velocities. The different velocities will determine the conductivity of the material from which it came. GPR (Ground Breaking Radar) works by sending a radio signal through the earth. By doing this we can determine if the substance is manmade or disturbance.
The reflected radio waves will travel back to the GPR unit at different velocities. The velocity of the signal is dependent upon the conductivity of the material for which it was reflected from. Ground Penetrating Radar systems work by transmitting a radio signal through the earth. The transmitted signal will reflect off of both native earth materials as well as man-made subsurface structures and disturbances.
GPR is used to find both conductive and non-conductive pipes, cables, and buried objects below the surface.
A Utility pipe locator will locate:
- electrical lines
- gas lines
- communication lines
- sewer lines
- storm water darn lines
Utilities Location is crucial for many Contractors prior to excavation.Boss Plumbers & Electrical will offer you a comprehensive range of reporting options
Some of the options will be:
- Basic field sketch
- Markings on the ground, to a basic field sketch,
- A full-blown AutoCAD report that pinpoints buried electrical, water, gas, communication, sewer and storm drain lines.
- The report provides you with a utilities location record