Underground Utility Locating and Void Detection
Encompass Inspections was contracted by Army Corps of Engineers to locate utilities and perform a void detection survey. The project site already had a few areas of settling that raised the concern for the integrity of the rest of the work area. Identifying all underground utilities would allow for safe excavation of the void areas to remedy the problem.
How We Responded
Encompass Inspections send a technician from our Midwest office to the project site in St. Louis, Missouri at a predetermined date to adhere to the project schedule. Once a site review walk was completed with the project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers, Encompass Inspections set out to identify and mark out all of the existing underground utilities and sub surface voids.
Results We Delivered
A survey of the project area revealed existing sub surface voids, electrical conduits, gas pipes, phone lines and water lines within the proposed excavation area. To achieve these result, the technician on site utilized a RD7000 Utility Locator and Ground Penetrating Radar. Upon completing the underground utility locating, the results were marked directly onto the surface allowing the engineers to perform their digging safely and without any damage to the structure or job site personnel. The underground findings were then transferred to a project as-built for future reference.
The benefit of using Encompass Inspections is our ability provide multiple technologies on a single site visit. By 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. Locating several sub surface voids allowed the site manager to develop a more accurate understanding of the scope of the corrective action needed.
Contact Us To Learn More
Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection and Leak Detection services for Missouri, including: St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, Springfield, Independence and the surrounding areas. For more information on our equipment and services. Refer to our equipment page for more information.
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