Locate utilities underground
Encompass Inspections was contacted by a well drilling company in Boston. The contractor needed six boring locations to be cleared on the island of Martha’s Vineyard for soil samples. Before they started, the drillers needed to know what sub surface utilities were located in the scope of work area. The area was about an acre in size and had a electrical substation present on the property.
How We Responded
A Technician was sent from Encompass Inspections office to meet the clients schedule. Our utility locate technician was shown all six drilling locations by the onsite foreman, and then set out to identify and locate any underground utility lines within the area of work. The customer wanted to ensure a safe job site for the workers and the community around the area.
Results We Delivered
The locate tech on site used both Radio Detection pipe locator and ground penetrating radar systems to make sure each drilling spot was safe to work in and excavate. The electrical substation was found to be inactive, and was fed from aerial electrical lines, not underground. Using the GPR cart, an underground anomaly was detected at one of the locations. This showed the drillers that they needed to move over their excavation location by at least a few feet. Now the drillers can execute their work and not worry about striking any subsurface utilities.
Not only was the job site made a safe place to excavate, locating underground utilities reduced the costs for the customer by preventing them from damaging the underground infrastructure of the property. Every contractor wants a safe and smoothly ran project, Encompass Inspections provides its clients with reliable underground utility locating nationwide.
Contact Us To Learn More
Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection, Leak Detection, and Utility Mapping services for all of the New England area including: Boston, Providence, Springfield, Manchester, Bridgeport and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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