Pipe and Cable Locator Service

As buildings are upgraded or renovated over time, the utility services are often added or moved during construction. Electrical cables and plumbing can be moved by tradesmen by cutting shallow channels into the concrete slab and then patching them, making them difficult to relocate. More often than not, building plans are not updated to reflect these changes. Using GPR Scanning, we are able to assess your worksite’s concrete slab for any water or waste pipes or electrical cable.

Know What You Are Working On

Often older buildings will contain undocumented electrical additions to the structure and mitigating the risk of electrical shock is vital. Buried electrical cables can pose a dangerous hazard to your workers. Similarly, cutting water or waste pipes can lead to issues that are expensive or troublesome to repair, unnecessarily adding to your timeframe and budget. We pride ourselves on delivering on our promises. As such, we focus on communicating with you every step of the way. GPR concrete scanning is a highly accurate and effective means of detecting subsurface utilities. However, as with any technology, there are limitations. These include:

  • Freshly poured concrete not having sufficient time to cure
  • Inconsistencies in the surface of the slab 
  • Poor signal penetration due to very high density of the slab's top reinforcement
  • A very thick slab meaning the radar is not able to penetrate all the way through it

We ensure all surveys are completed to the highest standards to put your safety at the centre of what we do, protecting the structural integrity of what you are working on and those who are working on it.

How We Operate

The safety of your team is at the forefront of everything we do at GPR Concrete Scanning and Coring and defines how we operate. After our scans, we issue a comprehensive PDF digital report which includes pictures and descriptions that clearly outline the respective meanings of the colour-coded markings. The report will be written with you in mind and will be laid out to ensure absolute transparency and ease of understanding. We are available to answer any questions you may have both on-site during the inspection and after. Schedule permitting, we may be able to attend your site on the same day as your booking.

A Highly Specialised Team

To ensure we are at the leading edge of pipe and cable location, our training is conducted by the head geophysicist at Mala GPR. We only operate the best Mala GPR concrete scanning technology, the leading manufacturer of high-precision GPR equipment. For over 5 years we have been serving clients from all over Sydney who cover a broad range of industries. Combined with over 15 years in the construction industry, we have the necessary experience to handle any job. Our client’s safety and satisfaction is our main priority, we pride ourselves on our work and ensure it is always completed to the highest standard.

Contact Us Today!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote. Our stress-free booking service is straightforward and we will ask you some clear and simple questions to ensure we understand the scope of work and are prepared to attend your site. Get in touch today for all your concrete scanning needs.