Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Why should you use an underground utility locating service?

Ans: Without knowing utility map, striking an underground utility is illegal & results in great costs too. Repairing a utility line can be expensive, not to mention that you and your community would lose the utility service itself. Most importantly, striking a subsurface object can cause serious injuries to you or the workers on the site.

Q: How buried utility detection works?

Ans: When an alternating current (AC) travels along a cable, an electromagnetic field is generated. The alternating current not only creates a magnetic field but also the oscillation of the current between positive and negative creates a frequency known as Hertz (Hz). The electromagnetic field generated by an AC current can be detected by a cable locator. We use two types of technologies (GPR and EM) to ensure we don’t miss any underground lines more.For more details click here

Q: how ground penetrating radar works?

Ans: A Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) transmitter emits electromagnetic energy into the ground. When the energy encounters a buried object or a boundary between materials having different permittivities, it may be reflected or refracted or scattered back to the surface. A receiving antenna can then record the variations in the return signal.

Q: Did you provide product training?

Ans: Yes, even our GPR analysts go through extensive training to locate and mark all utilities. If required we can training offer and free job walks to help you determine the needs of your projects too.

Q: What underground utilities can you locate?

Ans: Water lines, Underground Gas lines, Power Lines, Communication Lines, Waste piping, Cable lines, Underground storage tanks, Underground pipes, Cable Route, all Buried Metallic and Non-Metallic Utilities

Q: How far down does GPR go?

Ans:  Ground penetrating radar can reach depths of up to 100 feet (30 meters) in low conductivity materials such as dry sand or granite. Moist clays, shale, and other high conductivity materials, may attenuate or absorb GPR signals, greatly decreasing the depth of penetration to 3 feet (1 meter) or less.

Q: Can you provide GPR or underground cable locator on rent in India?

Ans: Please call us for underground cable locator rental service in india. We will find solution for it.

Q: What is price & do you have customer service?

Ans:  Affordable price of underground cable detector in India depends upon nature of use. Please call to understand your need.Of course! We have company owned sale & service head office in Gurugram (India) & our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps are available to answer your questions 24/7/365.

Q: How to locate Underground Gas Pipes ?

Ans: When come to find Underground gas pipes, gas pipe material plays important factor for easy detection of the underground pipe location.

If you’re inside a private property you need to find the gas meter. From there you will have the feed (the gas pipe between the meter and the main), and then you may have another underground pipe between the meter and whatever building or equipment it is servicing.

For a simple domestic property, the meter is likely attached to the house and the pipe between the meter and the building above ground. In a property with multiple structures or a meter/gas kiosk that is detached from the building, then you need to be aware of the internal private pipes being underground as well.

Locating the feed
The pipe that connects the gas meter to the gas main should be either made from a traceable material:
  • Copper
  • Galvanised steel
  • Cast iron

Or be Poly Pipe (polyethylene) in which case it should have a trace wire installed in the same trench. The trace wire is a thin copper strand that should be wrapped around the incoming gas pipe at the meter. If you’re lucky, this will be visible and unbroken for the entire length you need. If you’re like the rest of us, it’s probably going to be buried and broken. So if you can’t see the wire, try digging down around the base of the incoming gas pipe.

Once you’ve got it, you can use your pipe and cable locating equipment to directly clamp onto it and induce your signal. If you find that the signal disappears before you get to the main gas line, don’t be too shocked. These trace wires are often broken or corroded to the point they no longer hold a consistent signal. You’ll need to play around with different frequencies and induction points to figure out the rest of the picture.