How to do a parallel sweep and why

Quickly cover large excavation areas

The parallel sweep involves walking parallel across the marked out excavation area. Once you have located a cable or pipe you then turn 90° and repeat.

Using a Signal Transmitter is more effective

Using a Signal Transmitter when doing a parallel search will help you locate and trace metallic utilities that don’t have a detectable signal by applying a signal onto the utilities.

Why should I use this method?

  • Ideal for locating and tracing buried cables and pipes over a large excavation area.
  • Speeds up the search process.
  • Allows you to find all detectable services.