Over the last few years Benchmark Surveys have been expanding their capability to provide utility surveys. To have an understanding of the buried information across any site that is to be developed is an invaluable asset to the initial design process. Pipe and cable depths, locations and routes are very important to record from a health and safety, time, and money point of view. All our staff have undertaken training in the various detection equipment available including Ground Penetration Radar. Benchmark Surveys will to the best of our ability identify and locate buried utilities but depending on the nature of the site the percentage of all buried utilities detected will vary. We would always recommend that in an area of high importance on a development site trial pits will be dug. A true visual of the utility is the only true identification of its nature.