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Locate Underground Pipes and Concrete GPR Scanning

Client Problem

Encompass Inspections was contacted by the contractor to conduct utility locating services and rebar reinforcement concrete scans on the inside wall and outside of the building. The customer is digging a trench from the parking lot to the building to install a new water line. Looking to avoid utility lines and rebar reinforcements within the concrete, a GPR scan of the wall was needed to determine a safe location for core drilling to take place.

How We Responded

Encompass Inspections relies of a variety of utility locating tools to locate private utilities and concrete reinforcement. Radio Detection, Ground Penetrating Radar and Magnetometer are a few of the instruments used on this particular project.  The first task was to perform concrete imaging on the exterior wall to locate rebar reinforcement and avoid utility lines in the concrete. A underground private utility locating survey was performed enabling the technician to locate underground water lines, gas pipes, sewer lines, electrical lines, and communication lines running from the parking lot to the west side of the building.

Results We Delivered

GPR scanning revealed numerous steel rebar reinforcements in the wall, additionally the GPR concrete scanning located several electrical conduit lines. The conduit lines and rebar finder were found to be at depths ranging from 3 and 4 inches. Locating underground pipes was vital to this project, as several utilities were in conflict with the planned excavation path.   The underground utility pipes were marked in the appropriate marking paint color, while the steel concrete reinforcement was marked in blue keel.

Client Savings

Encompass Inspections reduces our clients expenses for hitting utilities, property damage liability, and increases safety for all site personnel. Encompass was able to aid this contractor by helping to create a clear path plan to excavate near the located utilities and by rearranging core drilling locations to avoid in slab electrical conduits and rebar reinforcement.

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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 Massachusetts area including: Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge and surrounding cities.  For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.

Encompass Inspections offers national GPR scanning and utility locating service.  If you need to schedule a project, please review our locations to schedule your nearest technician.

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