Locating Before Landscaping
To provide valuable information on soil structure and planning
Explaining the advantages of conducting subsurface imagery scans across landscaping projects prior to planting, installing a reticulation system or building works
What is Landscaping?
Landscaping is a blend of science and art which has been practised for thousands of years. The science of knowing the right combination of plants to soils with yearly seasonal changes, and the art of integrating and positioning buildings, pathways, water features and sculptures etc.
Electromagnetic (EM) field locating equipment and ground penetrating radar (GPR)
Both electromagnetic and ground penetrating radar are employed on this operation for non-destructive testing. EM field locators detect the magnetic field generated from buried metals such as cables and pipes or transmitting sonde and GPR uses high frequency radar signals transmitted and reflected for data collection and interpretation on a mobile computer screen.
Local geology of Perth, Western Australia & site history information
Having basic geological and site history information available is very helpful where possible, the geological information identifying the known soil structures and site history to identify previous building or underground infrastructure works. The below images show two completely different geological soil structures and identify underground infrastructure works. The left image of Baldivis lake Walyungup and right image of Port Kennedy beach parking area
The benefits of locating before landscaping
By conducting a scan of your proposed landscaping project will assist you in having accurate knowledge of underground utility services, building works or foreign anomalies before excavating and avoiding possible damage or harm to personnel. Provide valuable information on soil structure and planning, for example, so a large root invasive tree does not damage or intrude on future maintenance works