The Ultimate Guide to Utility Location


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A vital aspect of Trenchless Technology is the correct identification and location of existing utilities, leaks, voids and anomalies before any work is carried out. Utilities can often deviate from existing plans and increasing concerns over safety and third-party damages have led to a variety of techniques being available for the detection of underground utilities.

The main techniques employed for condition investigation and assessment and structural investigation include ground penetrating radar (GPR), pipe and cable locators, and potholing. This guide will outline the differences between each approach and what techniques should be considered complementary to one another.

This valuable guide is able to be distributed as a free resource thanks to the support of Sponsors Access Detection, Detection Solutions, Ditch Witch and Vivax Metrotech AUS.


  • Overview of utility detection
  • Equipment timeline
  • Equipment options: type, application, flexibility
  • Pipe and cable locating
  • GPR
  • EMS
  • Potholing
  • Behind the scenes
  • Featured products
  • Pipe and cable locating – RYCOM 8879 V3Digital
  • Ground Penetrating Radar – The UtilityScan DF
  • Pipe and cable locating – the UtiliGuard
  • Pipe and cable locating – vLoc Series 2
  • Comparative chart
  • Utility equipment checklist
  • Need more info?
  • Directory of utility location service and equipment providers

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