Locate Underground Utility Pipes
A vineyard owner was beginning to open up more of their land for additional planting, but there were several water lines, one telephone line, and an electric line running through the land and needed to b located prior to any digging activities. The water lines were mostly made of plastic, but the one that fed the main water from the well had a power line that ran with it. The terrain was difficult, since much of the property is on hills with plenty of brush, loose dirt, and trees.
How We Responded
Encompass Inspections arrived promptly on site and reviewed the project scope of work with the vineyard owner. The locate technician began the utility locate by inducing on the telephone and electric lines using a Radio Detection 7000 and clamp, to locate and mark the underground lines. Then the technician directly connected to the main water supply line using the RD 7000, even thought the water mainline did not have a tracer wire on it, the technician was able to locate the water line. Additionally, ground penetrating radar was used to scan underground around each water standpipe, to find the plastic water lines that crisscrossed the project.
Results We Delivered
Encompass Inspections found all underground lines per the owners request, and even located one water line that the property owner had no previous knowledge off. The electric line was marked in red paint, the telephone line was marked in orange paint, and all the water lines were marked in blue paint.
Thanks to Encompass Inspections, the vineyard owner was able to plow and grade their property without causing damages any existing utilities. Encompass Inspections helps owners and contractors to avoid costly damages to underground utility lines by providing accurate private utility locating services.
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Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Crawler Camera Inspection and Leak Detection services for all of California including: San Jose, Monterey, Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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