underground utility locate
The client called Encompass Inspections to come out to locate, verify, and mark out all underground utilities. The client needed to be able to trench for new electrical conduits and a transformer being installed. Our customer needed to plan the most optimal excavation path to avoid crossing too many current utility lines. Accurate utility locating is vital to the success of our client on this active Home Depot site.
How We Responded
Before locating started, the technician did a walk through with our customer to understand their scope of work and where they would be trenching. After a successful walk through of the job site, we were able to start locating and marking all utilities. Ground Penetrating Radar and Radio Detection technologies were primarily utilized in the accurate location and marking of the major utilities. We performed utility locating for the street lights in the parking lot, located the main electrical power lines, communication lines, gas lines, water mainlines, and fire line in street, and going into the building.
Results We Delivered
After utilities located and were marked with paint on site, we photographed the work site and recorded all information so we can put a report together and turn into our client. We went over our findings with our customer and provided them with a hand drawn sketch of the located underground utility lines.
By marking all of the utilities on site, and providing a as-built map showing all of the located utility lines to the customer, they were able to determine the best path for their trench excavation. The customer’s ability to route the trench away from utilities will save them time and money, as well as, the ability to get the project done safely with no damaged utilities.
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 Southern California including: Los Angeles, Upland, Ontario, Anaheim and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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