What types of utilities can be located with electromagnetic scanning?

The types of utilities that can be located using electromagnetic scanning are generally limited to conductive utilities, there are a few exceptions however. Storm and sanitary sewer lines that are made out of plastic, clay, concrete, and other non-metallic materials can be located using electromagnetic equipment when The pipe can be accessed through a clean out, manhole or inlet. Other plastic pipes such as gas and water can be located when a tracing wire or aluminum caution tape is installed along side or on top of the plastic utility.

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