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As you make plans to develop a site, it is important to be aware of any underground utilities on the property. Being conscious of these services enables you to make cost-effective and loss-reducing plans. There are times when the location of utilities such as cables, pipes, ducts and sewers, as well as surface water drainage, is not properly documented on inferior quality maps. At times, some of these cases involve utilities not being recorded at all.

A topographical survey may not detect all of these utilities, and you may be unable to get a clear picture of what you have underground. It would, therefore, make a lot of sense to involve a team of specialists who are qualified and knowledgeable in utility survey. Indigo Surveys Ltd is involved in a range of top-quality surveys. We employ cutting-edge technologies and innovative procedures to detect, trace and map any information on the utilities at your site.

Our Indigo Surveys specialists are operational from Chester, London and Birmingham. We administer quality underground utility survey services from our Chester office. This allows us to reach towns and cities throughout the UK swiftly. So, if you are looking forward to developing a site, contact us for tailored services designed to suit your needs.

What is a Utility Survey?

As a property owner, manager or developer, it is useful to have an idea of exactly what a utility survey is and what is involved in utility mapping surveys. The survey, in simple terms, involves:

  • detecting,
  • identifying,
  • and tracing buried utilities at a site.

At Indigo Surveys, we get a topographical surveyor to utilise a supplied land survey plan if it is available when offering underground utility survey. These steps form a base layer, which enables us to survey and map underground utility services and existing utilities atop.

To dramatically increase the level of accuracy and volume of utilities to be traced, we employ electromagnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar systems (GPR). This might prove very useful, especially for services not documented at all. As mentioned earlier, some utilities may not be recorded.

Our specialist surveyors at Indigo Surveys, also offer an alternative whereby we integrate utility record search data for full utility mapping surveys. These we present using AutoCAD in detailed and accurate .dwg and .pdf formats.

Why Do You Need Utility Mapping Surveys?

Getting into any project without a utility survey is not advisable. It is recommended that you get a quality survey that will identify the services available on a site. Doing this can play a great role in minimising project delays. It is not advised to commence on a project blindly without considering the availability of utilities. These services may be damaged, something that can halt an entire project. Of course, that could lead to incurring damage costs. Basically, underground utility surveys are for the safety of the workers on a site, for the public, and to protect you from risk.

When done prior to any project, a utility survey saves lots of unnecessary costs. Once you enlist our expertise, we will use our skills, resources and experience to recognise any constraints that could have an impact on designing and planning. Some intrusive investigation processes like silt trenching cover just a small percentage of a site under development. With utility mapping surveys, such procedures are reduced, since the survey provides the client with an overall view of the site instead. You can reach us at Indigo Surveys for a free fixed cost quotation that definitely suits the condition of your property.

Are Indigo Surveys the Right Specialists to Involve for Utility Surveys?

Indigo Surveys is regarded as a leading option among utility survey companies. We possess the expertise, knowledge, and equipment to offer a reliable utility survey. We provide quality services around the country, while our in-depth knowledge of how underground utility surveys are conducted is what makes us the ideal team to involve.

Our specialists are highly committed to their work, offering value for money and a prioritisation of our clients’ needs. We understand that you would not want any issues to affect or delay a project on your site. It is also important for us that we save you unnecessary expense.

By providing swift, efficient and quality surveys, we can mitigate a considerable number of issues. Additionally, any of the services we offer are in compliance with the required policies and legislation. We have become a trusted option for many in need of utility survey companies, thanks to our dedication, professionalism, and competitive charges. We have worked with many of our clients on varying budgets. Our established clientele includes:

  • architects
  • engineers
  • homeowners
  • solicitors
  • estate managers
  • developers, and
  • many other companies and individuals involved with site projects

You can contact us here at Indigo Surveys by phone on 0333 123 7080, or email us at info@indigosurveys.co.uk to get a quote. If you wish to learn more about our utility mapping surveys, use the contact information to make enquiries. We will respond swiftly and find ways to assist you.

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R Stanway

“I got a phone call on the day I enquired about your services. It was very efficient and Andrew explained exactly how things would unfold. The arrangement had to be made via my estate agents as I was in the process of purchasing a property. Indigo Surveys agreed to liaise with my estate agent which made life much easier for me. Although a tree survey is a costly exercise, Indigo were out of 4 companies I contacted, the cheapest and most efficient. All arrangements were clearly outlined to me with dates and times, no let downs, and no changing of appointments.”

Claire Williams

“Visu Verum have retained Indigo Surveys to undertake measured surveys and tree services for various projects over the last 5 years and have always found the price, quality and customer service to be excellent. Andrew Turnbull is exceptionally helpful, easy to contact and always responds to queries in a timely manner.”

Jane Shaw

Senior Design Manager
“I have worked with Indigo on many school projects. Many ran at the same time and had very short pre-construction programmes. Indigo were proactive and able to meet the challenging programmes, which enabled us to meet all submission dates for approval. We were kept aware of all ecology/arboricultural issues from the outset.”

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