Utility Locate for Soil Borings
Encompass Inspections was contacted by a local well drilling environmental company that had to drill a 100 plus holes for soil samples along the I-95 Freeway. Avoiding damage to existing sub surface utilities was a primary concern, therefore a utility locate needed to be performed at each drilling location.
How We Responded
A Technician was dispatched from Encompass Inspections office and met up with contractor at their field office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania within 24 hours of the project request. Once a pre locate job meeting took place to go over each proposed soil sample site, Encompass Inspections set out to identify and mark out all of the existing sub surface utilities.
Results We Delivered
The underground utility locate revealed existing electrical conduits, gas pipes, communication lines, sanitary sewer and water lines underground within the proposed excavation area by utilizing RD7000 Utility Locator and Ground Penetrating Radar. Upon completing the utility locating, the results were marked directly onto the surface allowing the drillers to perform their digging safely and without any damage to the structure or job site personnel.
Using both GPR and underground pipe locator technologies simultaneously, it greatly reduced the project costs by allowing the project to be marked out accurately and efficiently. Encompass Inspections deployed two technicians to the project to expedite the locate for the contractor, this helped our client keep their project on time and on budget.
Contact Us To Learn More
Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection, Leak Detection, and Utility Mapping services for all of Pennsylvania including: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Scranton and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page for more information.
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