Utility Locate For Trench Excavation
Encompass Inspections was contacted by an underground contractor to make sure there were not any electrical lines or any unknown utilities within the trench excavation area. Ultimately the biggest challenge was to maneuver around all the materials in the masonry supply yard. The ultimate goal of the ground penetrating radar utility locate was to verify there was no utilities present in the trench.
How We Responded
Encompass Inspections responded by sending a technician out to the customers location to conduct a utility locate and ground penetrating radar underground survey. The equipment used was a RD-Radio Detection and the GSSI GPR-Ground Penetrating Radar underground cart. The RD transmits a small radio frequency through the line that it is directly connected to and can be located using multiple frequencies. The ground penetrating radar with 400 Mhz antenna was used to image the sub surface, up to 10 feet in depth on this project.
Results We Delivered
Encompass Inspections located an live electrical line running through the dig area. The technician also traced out a gas line on site to make sure it didn’t run in conflict with the proposed trench line. The customer requested a job report with a sketch of the utilities identified, so they could keep an accurate as-built map of their site utilities. At the end of each locate, Encompass Inspections technicians walk with the customer to review our findings and make sure that the entire scope of work has been completed to the customers satisfaction.
The client was very happy with the end results of the utility survey that Encompass Inspections conducted. Having a private utility locate performed helped the client by reducing the cost of damages that could have occurred by trenching prior to performing the utility locate services. Encompass Inspections also created a safe environment for the excavation area by locating unknown utilities.
Contact Us To Learn More
Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection, Void Detection and Leak Detection services for all of Arizona including: Phoenix, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Buckeye and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page for more information.
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