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Be Safe when you Excavate
Terra Scan specialises in the accurate location of utilities and other objects that are buried underground or that are embedded within structures and thus not easily identifiable by conventional means. The precise location of such objects is essential when planning invasive operations in the presence of existing infrastructure.

Terra Scan is passionate about delivering quality services and ensuring customer satisfaction. We use the most advanced electromagnetic (EM) and radio frequency (RF) cable and pipe locating equipment as well as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems. Our equipment, processes and locating techniques enable us to accurately locate, identify, mark-out and determine the depth of conductive and non conductive underground objects on site. These technologies together with our processes are the most accurate non-intrusive and non-destructive methods currently available.

Why the need to accurately locate embedded utilities and assets?

During excavation and drilling activities the presence of existing utilities and other embedded assets presents numerous hazards to both man and the environment. It is therefore highly advisable to accurately identify and mark-out all such objects as part of the planning, risk assessment and permitting process prior to the commencement of any invasive activities.
Many benefits arise from having quality information on the exact location and depth of buried utilities including but not limited to:

  • Ensuring safety of both the public and the workforce during construction work.
  • Minimising cost and disruption arising from damage to existing utilities.
  • Minimising project delays while increasing productivity.
  • Optimising designs of new works by knowing the underground constraints of the site.
  • Reducing the risk of contaminating the environment.
  • Reducing your carbon footprint as the survey process is non intrusive and non destructive.
  • Minimising future liabilities on divestment projects by ensuring all underground assets are located and removed.
  • Minimising over expenditure and overall project cost with accurate information at the pre-tender phase. Feedback from our clients suggests that a survey typically pays for itself.