Past Projects:
Locating Underground Storage Tanks and Sub Surface Utility Lines

Underground Storage Tanks UST and Utility Locating

Client Problem

Encompass Inspections was contacted by a local contractor to locate Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s) and all sub surface utilities at an active Costco gas station to allow them excavate a trench to install new utility lines.

How We Responded

A technician from Encompass Inspections Northern California office arrived on the project in Oakland, California within 24 hours of receiving the initial call for service. Once the project was walked and a site walk was conducted with the project manager from the contracting company, Encompass Inspections set out to identify all UST’s and perform underground utility locating in the work area.

Results We Delivered

The underground locator revealed existing electrical conduits, and communication lines within the designated excavation area by utilizing the RD7000 Utility Locator, while the Ground Penetrating Radar survey located the underground storage tanks. Upon completing the underground utility locating, the results were marked directly to the surface allowing the construction company to perform the excavation safely and without any damage to previously existing utilities, UST’s, as well as to job site personnel.

Client Savings

Since this project was an active fueling station, safety of the infrastructure and the public were a high priority.  The dependability and versatility of the GPR scanning allowed the technician to locate the underground storage tanks with pin point accuracy.  Further utility locating identified numerous underground utilities to be avoided and allowed a clear trench path to be determined, thus allowing the contractor to perform their work, while being minimally invasive to the site and the customers alike.

Contact Us To Learn More

Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection, Leak Detection, Underground Storage Tank Locating (UST’s) and Utility Mapping services for all of Northern California including: Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, San Francisco, San Jose and surrounding cities.  For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.

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