Utility Locate For Environmental Remediation
Encompass Inspections was contacted by a local environmental remediation contractor because they needed to locate underground utility lines for an ongoing remediation project near a laundromat and dry cleaner. Their scope of the work included several congested areas of underground utilities.
How We Responded
A utility locator technician was dispatched from our Northern California office of Encompass Inspections within 24 hours to mark out all utilities in the area where the work was being performed. The technician used a Radio Detection 8000 underground locator and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to accurately mark all underground utilities. Both metallic and non-metallic utilities were present and marked at the site.
Results We Delivered
Encompass Inspections located and marked gas, power, streetlights, sanitary sewer, storm drains, telecommunications, and an unknown utilityusing standard color coding with paint. The site had been marked previously, but the technician found some of the existing marks to be inaccurate. The technician also discussed the unknown utility with the client, making sure to emphasize that the contractor should take special care around all utilities, not just known utilities.
Thanks to Encompass Inspections, the contractor was able to perform his work safely, and without damaging any existing utilities. In addition to the site marking the contractor now has a sketch of where the utilities are located so that they can determine the best places on the site to dig at a later date.
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 all of Northern California, including San Francisco, San Jose, Modesto, Stockton, Fresno and surrounding cities, as well as nationwide; please review our locations to find your nearest technician. For more information on our equipment and services, please refer to our equipment page.