Pipe Locating and Mapping Service Tampa Florida

Problem:
Need to know the exact location of hidden pipes

Solution: Pipe locator technologies

Application:
Single or multi-story buildings. Metal and non-metallic pipes.

Pipe systems are almost always buried underground or hidden within a building’s structure. Knowing exactly where these pipes are is often the first step in diagnosing a problem.

In the past hidden pipes were found using the “best guess” method, often resulting in needless destruction to the property and a lot of wasted time.

Today we use a wide variety of technologies to locate hidden pipes such as ground-penetrating radar, radiodetection, infrared and X-rays.

Ground-Penetrating Radar

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) will locate pipes below the surface, under reinforced concrete, through reinforced concrete walls, under asphalt, and sidewalks. GPR works in a fast and reliable manner. It is also very safe as it uses no radiation. It is often used to augment other locating techniques.

A unique feature of the radar is that under some conditions, it can locate trenches where lines were buried as well as old building foundations and abandoned storage tanks.

Pipe Locating and Mapping Service Tampa

Radiodetection

Radiodetection is a method of locating pipes by inducing a radio signal into the subject pipe. This is done by either directly contacting the pipe with a transmitter or by an indirect induction method via a broadcast coil mounted on the surface. Once the signal is induced into the pipe, we are then able to map the pipe’s path with a hand-held receiving antenna on the surface.

This is a quick and efficient way to locate metal pipes hidden underground or in walls.

For non-metal pipes, we place a small radio-transmitting probe into the pipe and follow along topside with the receiver as the probe is pulled, pushed or flushed down the pipeline.