Here’s All You Need to Know About Planning a Project
If you’re planning a project on your property which involves any form of digging or excavation, then there are a number of things that you need to do before going ahead. As frustrating as it might be, unfortunately you can’t just rush in with a drill and start boring your way into the concrete. Of course, it’s your property and you’re more than welcome to try, however you’re only putting yourself at risk of liability, potential injury or worse.
So, what should you do before going ahead with your excavation? Of course, first of all you’re going to need the relevant planning permission from the local council before you do anything, but there’s much more to it than that. As keen as you might be to have a swimming pool installed, you have to go about it the right way first. You’re going to have to hire the professionals to check and see if there are any utilities or other obstacles below a certain area before you start digging.
How does it work?
For starters, a reputable company, will come out to your property to begin their survey. Then, using GRP (ground penetrating radar) they will be able to successfully locate any utilities below. This technology is entirely accurate and is able to distinguish between the various utilities as well.
Why is it So Important?
The last thing you need (or anyone else for that matter) is to start drilling and digging into the concrete, only to find that you’ve burst a water pipe or cut through some fibre optic cables. This can be terribly detrimental to you, your neighbours and the relevant utility companies who will invariably have to come and rectify the damage caused. But of course, it goes even deeper than that. It’s not just about the potential monetary damages that can be accrued, but the harm that you can cause for yourself or anyone else working on the project with you. Drilling through electric cables is certainly not the wisest of ideas.
It’s Fast and Efficient
And it will save you the headache of having to solve any unnecessary issues that could have been so easily avoided. The beauty in hiring Australian Locating Services, is that they can come in quickly, efficiently locate the various utilities and advise you from there.
Following that you will be able to make an informed decision as to where is safe to dig. Then you’ll be able to safely and confidently crack on with your project, on time and without delay. It’s a simple and easy solution to what could pose all manner of problems.