Expert Underground Utility Surveying Services from CSW Survey

At CSW Survey Ltd, we offer a range of underground services with an experienced team of surveyors, who understand the importance of reducing the risk on site by knowing what lies beneath prior to any excavation or drilling works.

Our teams are provided with industry standard radio frequency detection equipment and ground penetrating radars, This with our extensive knowledge allows us to achieve the best possible results when conducting an underground utility survey to allows us to successfully find the location of various assets within the ground.

Our findings can be easily presented in CAD format and overlaid onto a topographical drawing, or can simply be marked on the ground if required. Information such as pipe sizes, directional flow and materials can also be included in any CAD drawing when we undertake our underground surveying.

  • GPR

  • PAS 128

  • Utility Mapping

  • Drainage Surveys

PAS 128 Specifications

The BSI's PAS128 standard specification provides a clear format to express the resolution and quality of detection of individual utilities. There may be many different levels of detection across one site, so this extra information can be useful when undertaking invasive site works.

At CSW Survey Ltd we can provide you with a fully PAS128 compliant utility plan as required, and a choice of Quality levels depending on the clients requirement are as described below.


Cutting-Edge Technology and Expertise for Precise Underground Surveying

Equipped with industry-standard radio frequency detection equipment and advanced ground penetrating radars (GPR), our dedicated teams possess the necessary tools and knowledge to achieve the best possible outcomes when conducting utility surveys and Mapping. We understand that accurately locating and identifying various assets within the ground is crucial, and our expertise in utilising these advanced technologies ensures that we consistently deliver superior results.

Comprehensive Reporting and Integration with CAD and Topographical Drawings

At CSW, 1we understand the importance of providing our clients with easily understandable and actionable information. Our findings can be seamlessly integrated into CAD format, allowing for clear visualisation and precise overlays onto topographical drawings. We go the extra mile by including crucial details such as pipe sizes, directional flow, and materials within the CAD drawings. This comprehensive approach ensures that our surveys provide you with the necessary insights to make informed decisions for your project.

Mitigate Risks and Enhance Project Efficiency

By using CSW Survey Ltd for your underground survey needs, you can effectively mitigate risks associated with excavation and drilling works. Our surveys offer a clear picture of the underground infrastructure, helping you avoid potential damage to utility lines, pipes, and other vital assets. By gaining this critical knowledge beforehand, you can plan and execute your project with enhanced efficiency and confidence, saving both time and money in the process.

Trusted Expertise with Over 25 Years' Experience in Underground Surveying

With 25 years' experience in the industry, CSW has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality surveys. Our skilled surveyors possess extensive knowledge and expertise, ensuring that each survey is conducted with utmost professionalism and precision. We take pride in providing reliable, accurate, and actionable results, backed by our unwavering commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.

Underground Utility Surveying - Frequently Asked Questions

How to Identify Underground Utilities?

Underground utility locating requires the use of a few different methods to accurately mark buried lines. An electromagnetic locator (EML), or pipe and cable locator, is used for tracing utility lines and metallic pipes. GPR is also used to identify other objects that could be present within the ground - we are trusted experts so please contact us today for a quote.

What are Utility Mapping Services?

Utility Mapping is a survey used to identify what lies beneath. We find the utility location and structures within the ground using electromagnetic instruments and GPR. This is cutting-edge technology to help us to establish precise utility location.

What are the Top Reasons to Conduct Underground Utility Surveys?

Underground utility surveys are important. They are used to identify where utilities are present within a specific area. The information is then used to aid with any close excavation to help minimise risk while onsite.

What is a Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR)?

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive detection and imaging method which identifies subsurface elements either underground or within a surface such as concrete. GPR can detect both metallic and non-metallic objects, giving it a wide range of applications. It reveals all types of utilities, including electrical conduit, steam pipes, telecommunications lines, gas & oil lines, water lines, and sewer & storm pipes. GPR can locate the presence of voids, rebar, conduit, post tension cables, and other structural elements hidden within concrete.

Can GPR go through concrete?

Yes GPR can penetrate through concrete and other materials such as asphalt, made ground, ice and soils. Please contact us today to explain the details of your project. 

Why choose CSW Survey for Underground Surveying?

CSW are experts at surveying. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you - contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive range of services and discover how we can tailor our offerings to meet your specific needs.

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