38 Swanbank Rd Raceview QLD 4305 Australia

07 3802 2229

Service Locating

We offer 24Hr utility locating and onsite damage prevention consultation for today’s busy construction industry.

Planning ahead and locating all underground assets before commencing any project is paramount to a successful and trouble free conclusion.

This prevents damage to existing underground services, costly project blow outs and delays, thus adding value to your bottom line.

Using these devices we can confidently locate the path and depth of services before ‘breaking ground’. Our accredited locators provide on-site information and field reports can be provided for every job.

TVE adheres to national standards AS5488-2013 ‘Classification of Subsurface Utility Information’. We employ the latest methods to complete all utility locations to various quality levels, depending on your requirements including;

  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Radio Detection
  • Acoustic Leak Detection
  • Electronic Pulse generator

Radio Detection

TVE uses the RD8001 from SPX, a state of the art tool for locating the position and depth of any conductive service that emits a natural frequency or that can be energized using our transducer.

In conjunction with our conductive rodder fitted with a sonde we can also use this tool to successfully pinpoint any non-conductive service.

Ground Penetrating Radar

TVE are always striving to keep up with the latest in Ground Search technology and have included the IDS Detector Duo Ground Penetrating Radar to further help our clients in:

  • The detection of underground assets.
  • Help to make informative and cost effective decisions about underground assets and projects concerning these assets.
  • Prevention of damage to underground assets.

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. The IDS Detector Duo is the only GPR that uses two separate antennas (250 MHz – 700 MHz) for increasing resolution and the depth of investigation in order to limit interpretation errors.

This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. GPR can be used in a variety of media, including rock, soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures.

GPR can detect objects, changes in material, and voids and cracks. GPR uses high-frequency (usually polarized) radio waves and transmits into the ground. When the wave hits a buried object or a boundary with different dielectric constants, the receiving antenna records variations in the reflected return signal.

Services we offer include;

  • Organise DBYD plans for your project.
  • Locate all underground services and surface mark.
  • Provide plans and drawings of all services within your work area including all depths and alignments.
  • Potholing and non-destructive digging around services.
  • Pothole and confirmation of services including depths.
  • Back-fill and install marked 90mm PVC on top of located asset.