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Utility Service Search Surveys

Utility service search surveys, also known as Service Search Surveys, serve as the essential first step in revealing the hidden infrastructure that underpins our daily lives.

Utility service search surveys are conducted to identify and gather information about existing utility services in a given area.

These surveys are typically performed before embarking on construction, infrastructure development, or excavation projects or activities, with the primary objective of precisely pinpointing the location, nature, and condition of underground utilities.

The Mission of Utility Service Search Surveys

Utility service search surveys are driven by a dual mission:

1. Safeguarding Existing Utilities During Construction or Excavation

Foremost, these surveys are instrumental in safeguarding existing utilities during construction or excavation endeavours. By meticulously identifying the whereabouts of underground utilities, they serve as a vital shield against potential damage, ensuring that the existing infrastructure remains intact.

2. Ensuring Workers Safety

Worker safety is paramount on any job site. Utility service search surveys play a pivotal role in this aspect by mitigating the risks associated with uncharted underground utilities. This, in turn, contributes significantly to establishing a safe and secure working environment for everyone involved in the project.

The survey encompasses a multifaceted approach, including fieldwork, data collection, review of existing records, and collaborative efforts with utility companies and service providers.

The Service Search Survey Methodology

Utility service search surveys employ a systematic methodology, including:

a. Data Review

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The survey commences with a meticulous examination of utility records, including utility maps, as-built drawings, and records provided by utility companies. This initial step builds a foundational understanding of the concealed utilities.

b. Fieldwork Techniques

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Armed with knowledge, professionals employ a diverse array of tools and techniques. These include utility locating, ground-penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic detection, and other sophisticated methods. Together, they unveil the labyrinth of underground utilities.

Requirements and Procedures of a Utility Service Search Survey

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The specific requirements and procedures of a utility service search survey can vary depending on regional regulations, project specifications, and the expertise of the surveying team involved.

Therefore, it is always important to consult with seasoned professionals in the field, such as surveyors, engineers, or utility locating specialists, to ensure compliance with local guidelines and to conduct a thorough assessment of utility services in a given area.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you’re enthusiastic about elevating the safety and efficiency of your construction or development project, consider embracing Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) practices. Connect with Geoscope Locating, your trusted partners in the management of underground utilities.

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2024-04-17
Geoscope performed Utility/Service services at my property in prep for excavation. The whole process was easy and very friendly staff all round. Impressed by the overall communication and regular checking in post completion of works. I don't think I would have received that from any other company to be honest and gives me a level of comfort that I can call and ask questions if I need to even after works were completed. Will definitely use again! 5 stars from me.
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2024-04-11
Geo scope are amazing to deal with and have been very responsive. Everyone on their team is lovely to deal with and also deliver high quality work. Would highly recommend.
Coren Shore
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2024-04-09
Used Geoscope for service location at a large job in North Sydney with alot of services to be found. Extremely easy to deal with and gave great service. Was happy with the final price for the amount of work they did.
rafael
rafael
2024-04-03
They do provide great service, I also liked the availability and flexibility in timing, overall was happy with the service provided and the output in every job they did. They also provided detailed report for later use.
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Discover what our Clients say about us!

Scott Murray
Scott Murray
2024-05-15
Job done, nice and easy. Thank you
Najie Kaidbay
Najie Kaidbay
2024-05-14
Great response time, easy to communicate with and very accommodating. Highly recommended.
Darryl Savory
Darryl Savory
2024-05-02
Punctual, polite and excellent work . A pleasure to deal with
Adam Fitzhenry
Adam Fitzhenry
2024-04-24
Great service and report thanks Geoscope.
gbx78
gbx78
2024-04-17
Geoscope performed Utility/Service services at my property in prep for excavation. The whole process was easy and very friendly staff all round. Impressed by the overall communication and regular checking in post completion of works. I don't think I would have received that from any other company to be honest and gives me a level of comfort that I can call and ask questions if I need to even after works were completed. Will definitely use again! 5 stars from me.
Natasha Donati
Natasha Donati
2024-04-11
Geo scope are amazing to deal with and have been very responsive. Everyone on their team is lovely to deal with and also deliver high quality work. Would highly recommend.
Coren Shore
Coren Shore
2024-04-09
Used Geoscope for service location at a large job in North Sydney with alot of services to be found. Extremely easy to deal with and gave great service. Was happy with the final price for the amount of work they did.
rafael
rafael
2024-04-03
They do provide great service, I also liked the availability and flexibility in timing, overall was happy with the service provided and the output in every job they did. They also provided detailed report for later use.
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