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Underground Locating Services

Know what’s underground before you start digging, or you could end up with a hefty bill.

Hello, my name is Steven. I assist customers in locating underground utility services so that they can safely begin their excavation and digging projects. Here's what I can help with:

Have peace of mind

Scantek Group is a Melbourne based company owned and operated by Steven McConnell, specialising in Underground Pipe and Cable Locating, and Cable Fault Detection.

With two decades of experience, Scantek Group can provide Melbourne customers with prompt and reliable service — saving you time and money in the process and giving you peace of mind knowing you can safely execute your digging projects.

We generally say we’re cheaper than a funeral because you don’t want to make the fatal mistake of digging up a vital electrical cable or bursting a gas pipe. Therefore, it’s safer to give us a call before you begin any digging project.

Our technicians will supply a report advising you of any or all underground utilities, pinpointing where any cable faults are.

If you have an upcoming excavating project, you will need to have a Dial Before You Dig Plan on-site before you begin any earthworks. It’s an essential service when locating underground utilities, and it’s something we can certainly help you with.

Whether you’re a residential customer looking to locate underground services to dig a small hole for gardening projects or a builder looking at more extensive underground locating services, we can cater to all jobs, big and small.

When customers need us

  • Customers looking at building a new fence, and they would like to get their underground pipe works mapped out before post holes are dug up.
  • Retaining Wall Installers need to know of any underground pipes, connections and water mains prior to digging up holes for steel posts.
  • Customers have previously obtained a DBYD (Dial Before You Dig) report but have found it unhelpful and would like a more accurate mapping of underground services.
  • Customers want to map out the gas mains from their meter out to the street.
  • Customers need an underground asset location as part of a building permit application.
  • Builders that demolish existing properties need to locate underground cables and networks before erecting new dwellings.
  • Customers want to dig holes for projects close to switchboards and want to know what’s underneath before proceeding with any digging.
  • Pest controllers require the concrete surrounding a house to be drilled for termite treatment and therefore need to know if there are any underground services underneath the concrete slab.
  • Then clients can’t find any records of existing dwellings and would like to trace the current pipework route.
  • The client wants to install an in-ground trampoline and check if it’s safe to dig underground in the designated area.


Pipe and Cable Locating

The key to any excavation project is knowing exactly what is underground before you start digging. Failure to identify any underground assets and the result can become very costly (in some cases even illegal).


Cable Fault Detection

Underground cable faults can present themselves as a minor inconvenience to private dwellings or a major — and expensive — problem to locate and rectify for commercial and industrial facilities.

Why Choose Scantek Group?

We use latest technology

Scantek Group utilises some of the best and latest state-of-the-art locating equipment and techniques for locating underground utility services including power, water and communications.

We can accurately pinpoint the spot

Our versatile, high-performance locators provide accurate detection and location of buried services. They use the latest digital signal processing to enable pipe tracing even in the most difficult of circumstances.

We're come fully insured

You can rest assured that when we arrive at your premises you're covered by our Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance so that you can have peace of mind knowing you're covered in any unlikely event of an injury or property damage.

We can work with all trades

We can seamlessly work with numerous trades including builders, electricians, civil contractors, fencing contractors, plumbers, surveyors, land scape designers, city councils, VicRoads and also the general public.

Emergency work available if required

We hope that you never have to call us for an emergency event, but in an unlikely situation we're able to drop everything and arrive at your premises to resolve your crisis moment. Extra fees may apply.

No find, No fee Guarantee

Scantek Group provides a 'no find, no fee' guarantee so that if we're unable to find a cable fault, we won't charge you. We back ourselves in our work and we want you to feel rest assured that we'll do our best to locate any problems.

Sent enquiry through on Sat and Steve called that same day, arranged time and called twice more to confirm and verify our needs. High satisfaction with the communication and level of professionalism offered. Highly recommend.
Steve from Scantek came around today to check our yard for gas and water pipes. He was friendly and most importantly thorough, I now feel confident to dig up our front garden. His quote was the best quote, especially as it was hard to find people who would do domestic jobs for a reasonable price.
Exceptional service & I'm so glad I had my services located on my 1 acre block as Scantek located my power to my shed was not where I thought it was. This would of been a disaster if I hadn’t located power before having construction work started. Highly recommended!
We had an urgent fault with a power cable and Steve had a quick response and located the fault and depth exactly.
Quick response, very knowledgeable and was able to locate everything required prior to excavating .
Steve had great communication in the days leading up to our appointment and also on the day. He did a great job and had and had a variety on different equipment. I would happily contact him again in the future.