There are millions of miles of underground utility service lines and buried facilities including electrical, gas mains, water pipes, sewerage, high-speed internet and telephone lines in Australia.
Every day more and more cables are laid underground, and in an underground environment, you are dealing with significantly greater distances, volume and complexities of underground services. As experienced underground service locators to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and the entirety of South East Queensland, we understand that it is vital that underground service locators are proficient, skilful, and provide the best customer care.
“Did you know it is illegal to drive in a star picket or fence post on your construction site, private or public property, or even a clothesline in your own back yard without current dial before you dig plans onsite?”
Provac Australia Pty Ltd are experts in detecting underground services as we utilise a selection of techniques and top-of-the-range technologies to ensure precision accuracy. We can detect and locate buried cables, pipes, mains and other underground services. This means with our help, you will avoid any damage to or exposure of underground services, which could be costly or even fatal.
Our cable and pipe locating services are accurate and will provide you with risk-free and safe excavating as you will not be going in blind.
The Provac team uses state-of-the-art equipment and provides our team with best-in-class training, which is our advantage and difference. We are experts in underground cable location services and our team executes the best training to ensure we are as accurate as possible. The high-quality training helps to ensure everyone’s safety.
Our team are all workplace training certified as we invest in our employees with ongoing regular training programs to keep our technical team at the forefront of underground cable locating knowledge to meet every operation and clients needs now and in the future.
So choose Provac’s underground utility location service as it provides vital insights prior to beginning construction work, property renovations, landscaping or any other excavation or drilling work. We have the highest level of productivity to achieve the best result and allow you to dig or drill down safely.
The benefits of our underground utility locator include:
Our team receive the best quality training and are the experts you need to hire before digging. Please enquire about our full range of utility location services, fill out our contact form or call us now on 1300 734 772.
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There are several different methods we use to locate underground services.
The best and most common way to locate an underground asset is by using electromagnetic radio waves, which is performed using a transmitter and receiver. The transmitter is used to emit a signal through the pipe and cable which is then picked up using the receiver.
Other methods we utilise include GPR (Ground-penetrating radars) primarily used to locate non-conductive pipes such as PVC water mains and poly pressure sewer rising mains.
Yes, it is your legal obligation to use a Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) accredited locator before you commence any excavations or drilling. If you excavate without first consulting a DBYD accredited locator and an asset is damaged, you will be held liable for the damages and all costs associated with that damage.
Yes, we often locate all underground service house connections for our clients. This is often required by homeowners and property developers when looking to demolish or renovate external structures.
Yes, although optic fibre cables are not traceable using electromagnetic methods, we have other trusted methods for locating optic fibre cables.
The most common way to locate optic fibre cables is by using a traceable copper reel which we can push up the pipe/conduit that the optic fibre is laid in. The copper reel is then traced using the electronic detection equipment and is accurately located just like any other underground service.
Electronic locations are extremely accurate in most cases but are still only classified as ‘Class B’ locations in the Classification of Subsurface Utility ‘AS 5488’ guidelines. Electronic locations must be safely potholed via hand excavation or with a vac truck so that a visible confirmation of the underground asset can attain a ‘Class A’ location in accordance with the Classification of Subsurface Utility ‘AS 5488’ guidelines.
Our state of the art radio wave detection equipment has been capable of accurately locating underground services up to 10m deep below the earth’s surface.