Locating Buried Electric Lines
Encompass inspections was contacted by a business owner that needed buried electrical service lines located on his property. The customer needed it located because he was having excavating done to install a telephone line. This communications line would be from the main office to another location on the job site. The concern was that there were live electrical lines running through the property and did not want to have any of the electric lines damaged during the excavation process.
How We Responded
A technician was able to be dispatched from Encompass Inspections the same day of the project request to perform the emergency locate. The owner of the business requested to meet with the technician as he arrived on site. Once the technician and business owner walked the property, and identified all areas within the area of concern, we were able to start the utility locate. Radio detection and ground penetrating radar systems were used to locate any possible utility lines in these areas.
Results We Delivered
Using multiple utility locating devices, Encompass Inspections was able to mark out the visible/traceable underground utilities. Even though the electrical lines were able to be found using radio detection locating methods, ground penetrating radar scanning was also used to be sure there were no other unknown utility lines that could pose any problems. The located electric lines were marked in red paint directly on to the surface, for clear identification of the buried utility.
By combining GPR scanning technology and Radio Detection utility locating methods, it greatly increased the locator survey accuracy. The clear accurate marking of the existing electrical lines served as a stress free environment for the business owner and construction crews alike.
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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 Pennsylvania including: Philadelphia, Morrisville, Allentown, Harrisburg and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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