Utility Locating Services

Experience you can depend on

Utility locating and mapping

Using our state-of-the-art electromagnetic locators, we are able to identify and locate underground utilities such as gas, water, power and communication lines.
On delivery of our comprehensive assessment and advice, you will be in a position to plan your excavation with confidence knowing you are compliant and have minimized your risk.

Concrete Scanning

Concrete scanning is a non-destructive concrete assessment method which uses ground penetrating radar, to evaluate the integrity of the structure and locate embedded utilities prior to concrete cutting, coring and drilling. Geotrace’s competent and knowledgeable team will assess, detect and can provide you with a 3-dimensional scan of the result.

Concrete scanning and the results thereof, ensure that you minimize the risk of major impact to surrounding properties, structures and buildings.
We also carry exit point locators enabling you to ascertain where an exit point of a drill location point is which will save you time and money.

Concrete cutting, coring and drilling

Once a site has been assessed via our concrete scanning process, our competent, skilled team, using specialised state-of-the-art equipment, is able to core, drill and cut from 20mmØ to 300mmØ to a maximum depth of 500mm.

Concrete cutting involves the cutting of concrete and is used in commercial and residential projects such as the cutting of trenches, pits and creating control joints in concrete.

Concrete coring and drilling are processes that enable engineers, plumbers and the like, to cut a perfect round hole in any concrete structure. The process is low-noise, dust free and non-percussive.

Ground Penetrating Radar

Used in conjunction with our utility and mapping electromagnetic locators, Ground Penetrating Radar is a geo-physical instrument that uses state-of-the-art technology to locate and identify items that are non-conductive and thus harder to find and identify with regular electromagnetic locators such as:


  • PVC /Poly Services
  • UST’S (Underground Storage Tanks)
  • Unidentified buried drums
  • Subsurface structures
  • Unmarked burial sites
  • Unidentified services
  • Geological features

CASA Certified – REPL and REOC Drone operator

Geotrace is able to provide aerial imagery via drones for large site areas that are difficult to reach and difficult to assess due to terrain and ease of accessibility.

Our fully licenced and registered drone operators ensure that this method saves you time, saves you money and removes the risk involved in sending “hands on the ground” assessors.

We are insured as well as fully licenced and registered with CASA (REOC and REPL)

CCTV Pipe Inspections

CCTV Pipe Inspections are carried out with intelligent, versatile CCTV cameras allowing a 360-degree view of pipelines, sewer lines, drains and storm water drainage systems.

With our specialised equipment we are able to identify breakages, blockages and breakdowns allowing us to assess and report faults quickly, efficiently and effectively.

Non-destructive excavation potholes

Potholing is an efficient, non-destructive digging solution that exposes essential underground infrastructure.

Using high pressure vacuums and jets our specialised equipment enables us to dig down, locate, expose and assess underground utilities and existing assets, without the risk of damaging them.

Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) Consulting

Before digging and breaking ground it is essential that you are mindful and fully compliant with Australian Minimum standards (AS5488:2019).

Geotrace’s passionate and highly knowledgeable team will assist you in reading, interpreting and understanding your DBYD drawings.

With our extensive experience we will assist, train and educate you and your team so that you are able to comply with your roles and responsibilities, effectively manage your project from beginning to end and minimize underground utility risk.

Specialised locating

Specialised locating covers a broad spectrum of services from lost wedding rings, underground drums, missing well covers and the like. If it’s down there, we will find it!

Geotrace carries a wide range of specialist instruments to assist in locating and retrieving items.

“We have utilised the services of Antony and his team at Geotrace for over 10 years on dozens of projects all across Sydney and adjacent towns to assist in identification of underground services in our work sites and also for assessment of cliff lines with their drone technologies. We have always found them to be knowledgeable and professional in their services and we will be continuing to use them in our projects into the future.”

Troy Crozier
Crozier Geotechnical Consultants

“have been using Geotrace for 5 years and experiencing the excellent services from Antony and his versatile team members. I also witnessed the expansion of his team and business. Well Done Antony! Keep it Up!

Antony is always being very prompt when responding our request and queries, and willing to contribute his best effort to solve the problems we encountered on site.

Geotrace already become our first choice whenever we need a locating service.”

Bryan Zheng
Geotechnical Engineer
JK Geotechnics