Private Utility Locating vs. Public Utility Locating…Do you know the difference?

Preventing damages to underground utility lines is everyone’s responsibility. Did you know a utility line is damaged every six minutes nationwide (source Common Ground Alliance). Preventing damages to our underground utility infrastructure system can be minimized by contractors, developers and homeowners understanding how to have their projects located, by identifying both public and private underground…


Why GPR is better than Xray

  Safety  Concrete Ground Penetrating Radar is extremely accurate. GPR can identify post tension cables, rebar and conduit down to +/- 2” accuracy. Concrete GPR transmits at frequencies that are very similar to a cell phone. You can use GPR during daylight hours and around people without any worry of radiation or other negative physical…


Video Inspections are Vital for Examining the Condition of Underground Piping

Encompass Inspections performs underground video pipeline inspections to help protect our client’s subsurface infrastructure. High quality video pipe inspections can be utilized for: Sanitary sewer line inspections Electrical conduits Storm sewer pipes Plumbing lines Video pipeline inspections can provide customers with valuable knowledge about the condition of their underground pipes. Early identification is the key…


Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) – A Case Study for Serape Cotton Gin

What is Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) is used to create profiles of the subsurface. A signal is sent from a transmitter coil where it radiates into the ground generating currents within the ground. Those currents produce secondary signals that are detected on the surface by a receiver coil. The larger the distance between…