Utility Mapping

Urban Planners and Engineers generally find it extremely difficult to deal with the complexities of the existing underground utilities laid down in the past such as pipes, cables, drains etc. while planning the development of new projects or up gradation. Before commencing the excavation / digging works required for laying new pipelines / cables / drains, widening of highways, construction of bridges, complete knowledge about the size, type, depth and layout of the existing is of most importance to avoid the risk of death, injury, utility and property damage, environmental releases, and subsequent delays in project.

However, adequate information on existing utilities is not available in most of the cases due to poor record keeping practices followed by most of the monitoring authorities. Non-Destructive Geophysical Investigations are capable of mapping the existing utilities with most precise information on location, depth, size and layout. Accurate mapping of existing utilities thus saves time and cost for planners by avoiding the associated risks of damage / death / leakages. ORIZON deploys a combination of Geophysical methods for utility mapping to provide a series of checks and balances which reduce the risk of missing a utility, because of limitations related to the depth, the type of soil, the type of utility material and other site-specific conditions which may mask the existence of an underground utility.

ORIZON deploys following Geophysical Techniques for utility mapping:

  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Cable Locator
  • Pipe Locators
  • Metal Detector
  • Magnetic Surveys