Our expertise helps protect your business from avoidable costs and delays by locating all underground utilities and services before any damage can occur or safety is compromised. With a commitment to ongoing training and local knowledge throughout the Canberra, NSW South Coast and Snowy Monaro and Snowy Valley regions, LiveLocates works closely with you and your team to carefully plan, locate and maintain a complete and cost-effective underground utility and services protection strategy or concrete scan that allows you to get on with your job.
Services & Capability
Underground Asset Protection Services for all Excavation Activities
No matter what type of industry you work in or how big or small your project is, protecting your staff and eliminating avoidable costs is our focus.
We combine the latest radio detection and GPR technology together with our extensive experience to manage our customers’ entire utility locating needs according to the Australian Standard for Subsurface Utility Investigation – AS 5488.1:2019.
In addition to our standard locating services, we are also able to offer specialised concrete scanning utilising the latest IDS Georadar C-Thrue scanning technology. This equipment which utilises dual scanning antennas allows us to confidently and accurately scan a range of areas including floor, wall and ceiling up to a depth of 800mm.
We have a combination of reporting options that we can provide depending on your project needs. Our standard pictorial reports are user friendly and are provided with all our standard locates. For more detailed and accurate GPS surveyed reports we can provide accurate +/-10cm GPS maps for utilities located or any attribute you nominate in both open street map and satellite format. Furthermore we also provide this data to you in a range of formats for you to incorporate in your local GIS systems or future construction plans.
Companies that utilise our services include:
The technology and equipment we use
LiveLocates utilises the latest equipment and software to accurately and confidently identify underground assets. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and accredited in the use of their equipment and are therefore able to maximise the quality of information obtained in a timely and efficient manner.
This technology allows the technician to quickly find and follow traceable utilities whilst also providing information on the depths of the utility as it is traced.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Ground Penetrating Radar or GPR as it is most commonly known uses radar pulses to provide an image of the subsurface. GPR is an excellent tool for locating and tracing non-conductive underground assets including PVC and concrete pipes, including leak detection and assets that are more difficult to trace with other conventional equipment.
To confirm identified electronic “locations”, LiveLocates uses vacuum excavation for a non-destructive method of pot holing. This process allows for a confirmed position and depth below ground of the targeted asset.
Vacuum excavation has can also be used for non-locating activities such as bollard installation, fencing posts, excavation in areas of no or limited vehicle access and pit cleaning.
For building and structural investigations when performing demolition or renovations, our C-Thrue concrete scanning capabilities can perform an accurate scan to a depth of 800mm for all floors, walls and ceilings.
Reporting / GPS Mapping
LiveLocates can provide a range of reporting options depending on your needs. These include:
- On site marking including paint, pegs, flags, pipe and cap
- Pictorial reporting showing all located utilities. These reports are general only and not to scale.
- Detailed GPS Data collection and plans. Accurate GPS data pick up +/-10cm. All data collected is exported and provided with our reports in a variety of formats allowing you to update your GIS systems or include in your construction plans.