GROUND PENETRATING RADAR

There’s a lot going on underground that you need to know about before you ever start to dig. We use the Leica DS2000 Utility Detection Radar which finds all potential threats, including non-conductive pipes and fibre optics, increasing safety by lowering the risk of accidently hitting underground assets. 

Increase safety, speed up work and lower asset management costs with the ability to prevent hazardous outages and collect more information.

BURIED SERVICES LOCATION

The vLoc3-Pro utility locator introduces new innovative tools for locating buried utilities assuring damage prevention while gathering information for analysis.

With two sets of screened 3D antennas signal distortion is easily detected and displayed on the bright full color display. Along with classic locate screens the vLoc3 series locators offer new locate perspective screens of Vector Locate for fully automatic non-walk over locating, Transverse Graph showing both peak and null simultaneously providing immediate measurement of signal distortion, Plan View showing the relative orientation of the cable at any angle, and a new graphical Sonde screen with guidance arrows leading to the sonde location even when it is vertical.

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POTHOLE VISUAL IDENTIFICATION

Since vacuum excavators use air or water at 'non-destructive' pressures, they are perfect for excavation to locate existing utilities, and in fibre rollouts this is one of their most
common applications in preparation for cable installation.

Horizontal Directional Drilling (‘HDD’) contractors use vacuum excavators to 'pothole' and reveal utilities, often in conjunction with an electronic location device, for 100% depth calculation of utilities before drilling.

Damaging existing utilities can be costly in terms of project downtime and potentially significant fines from utility owners. The relatively low pressure water and air used in vacuum excavation will not damage existing utilities like a backhoe, compact excavator or shovel. In practice, the air and water clean around the existing utilities, giving the operator a clear view.