Utility Locating California
A local engineering firm called on Encompass Inspections to clear a proposed trench area of all underground utilities. The contractor would be trenching and adding a new conduit run from communications box to manhole. They needed to excavate without hitting any underground utilities such as, power, gas lines, and communication conduits. This was a very crucial area due to the number of utility lines running through the work area. The congested area of underground utility lines fed the Universal Studious park, so the contractor needed the accurate and reliable underground utility location services provided by Encompass Inspections.
How We Responded
After a brief on site safety meeting, our technician did a walk through with the contractor before we began marking utility lines. Using a multi-tool approach, Encompass utilized ground penetrating radar utility scans, Radio Detection utility locating, and a magnetometer pipeline locator. The underground GPR scanning revealed storm drain line, while the RD utility locator and magnetometer pinpointed the sub surface communication lines and located the buried electrical lines.
Results We Delivered
Helping our client provide a clear trench path by using multiple locating techniques and equipment allowed them to operate in confidence knowing that all of the underground utilities lines were located and identified. The utility locator was also able to determine that the gas lines and water lines were not in conflict in the area of the proposed trenching path. After marking the results in the field for real time use, we provided utility mapping services, along with site pictures for a formal report to the engineering firm, and the inspection team at Universal Studios.
By locating all underground utilities accurately, and in a timely manner, the engineering firm was able to trench on time and trench successfully without damaging any site utility lines. Because all the utilities in question were high profile utility lines, avoiding damages and disruption to Universal Studios was the utmost priority. Once again, Encompass Inspections was able to deliver a precision utility locate for our client, resulting in another safe project for their clients.
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Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection, Leak Detection, and Utility Mapping services for all of Southern California including: Los Angeles, Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Beverly Hills, and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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