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Locating Before Landscaping

Brief summary
Explaining the advantages of conducting subsurface imagery scans across landscaping projects prior to planting, installing a reticulation system or building works

What is Landscaping?
Landscaping is a blend of science and art which has been practiced for thousands of years. The science of knowing the right combination of plants to soils with yearly

seasonal changes, and art of integrating and positioning buildings, pathways, water features and sculptures etc.

Equipment
Electromagnetic (EM) field locating equipment and ground penetrating radar (GPR)

Application
Both electromagnetic and ground penetrating radar are employed on this operation for non-destructive testing. EM field locators detect the magnetic field generated from buried metals such as cables and pipes or transmitting sonde and GPR uses high frequency radar signals transmitted and reflected for data collection and interpretation on a mobile computer screen.

Local geology of Perth, Western Australia & site history information
Having basic geological and site history information available is very helpful where possible, the geological information identifying the known soil structures and site history to identify previous building or underground infrastructure works. The below images show two completely different geological soil structures and identify underground infrastructure works. The left image of Baldivis lake Walyungup and right image of Port Kennedy beach parking area

Sand Soil Radargram                      

The benefits of locating before landscaping
By conducting a scan of your proposed landscaping project will assist you in having accurate knowledge of underground utility services, building works or foreign anomalies before excavating and avoiding possible damage or harm to personnel. Provide valuable information on soil structure and planning, for example so a large root invasive tree does not damage or intrude on future maintenance works

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Underground Cable Locator

Utility Locating Services

Protecting and maintaining your infrastructure and damage prevention:
  • leak surveys
  • cables locating
  • water leak detection
  • vacuum excavation