Past Projects:
Underground Line Location Services at Detroit Zoo

Utility Markout

Client Problem

Encompass Inspections was contacted for private utility locate, requested by a local contractor. The client’s project at the Detroit Zoo required all underground utilities located and marked out in the park. The contractor is using this locate for survey purposes for future expansion work on the tiger and panda exhibit. Utility markouts were required in the proposed work areas so accurate utility mapping can be created for the future expansion project.

How We Responded

Encompass Inspections used Ground Penetrating Radar with a 400 Mhz antenna to perform underground scanning over the large zoo exhibit areas quickly. Combining GPR underground technology along with the RD8000 pipe locator, the utility survey would be sure to locate all known and unknown utilities in the designated work areas.

Results We Delivered

The Ground Penetrating Radar system delivered quality findings of the subsurface infrastructure. Encompass Inspections located underground services for gas lines, underground electrical lines, low voltage lighting, underground water lines, high profile fiber optic lines and telecommunication lines, during the ground mapping survey. The technician marked out all of his findings directly on site with marking paint and flags.  The survey technician was also able to provide the contractor with utility depths.

Client Savings

Encompass Inspections delivers fast and accurate utility markout services that aid contractors across the nation to safely navigate their construction projects. Providing accurate utility locates using industry leading locating equipment allows the unknown underground dangers to be avoided. Avoiding damage to underground utility lines saves our clients thousands of dollars on each project.  Know what is below the surface of your next project by calling Encompass Inspections today!

underground line locating

locating private utility lines

Contact Us To Learn More

Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Identifying Unmarked Graves, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection, Leak Detection, and Utility Mapping services for all of Michigan including Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor and surrounding cities.  For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.

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