Encompass Inspections provides a variety of in house investigation services that blend cutting edge technology, experienced and certified technicians, and a great safety record, all in an effort to accomplish every job safely, quickly, and economically.
Our processes and procedures minimize down time, unnecessary expenses, and the risk associated with previous methods. Our tools allow us to access data on site during locating projects, helping us work more efficiently out in the field. Our certified technicians can be on site within 24 hours, saving you time and money before we even begin working through the project.
Ground Penetrating Radar and Concrete X-Ray (GPR)
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an extremely accurate, state of the art technology used to scan concrete in order to locate post tension cables, rebar, and conduits within a concrete slab. GPR is also used in void detection and is very safe and non-destructive, cutting out the downtime often required in traditional detection applications.
Video/Crawler Inspection (VI)
Allows internal inspections of piping, duct work and cavities via camera snake and monitor. This time saving, investigative tool also allows for marking of potential or current issues and documents data that can be recorded for the customer. For larger diameter pipes, we use a CCTV crawler camera system that allows us to investigate both main lines and laterals.
Leak Detection (LD)
Locates slab leaks, underground water leaks and various other leaks by using acoustic and digital methods. We isolate as much of the system as we can so less time is spent listening for a leak.
Utility Locating (RD)
Locates conductive utilities with Radio Detection (RD) and/or Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and marks existing utilities with corresponding industry standard colors. This two-pronged underground locating system easily detects metal, concrete and plastic materials used in underground lines, thereby preemptively eliminating many of the issues that arise when dealing with buried utility lines. GPR is often used to locate conductive and non-conductive utilities where the utilities’ origin/destination is unknown.
GPS Mapping / AutoCAD (GPS)
Effectively maps all of the utilities that were located during the utility survey. Accurate mapping in the correct utility colors helps keep an area safe from future utility damage long after the paint on the ground has faded. We provide maps in many different file types.
The above services, techniques and methods we provide are commonly used to locate, measure and determine depths of:
- Post-tension cables and rebar buried in concrete
- Concrete slabs
- Voids underground and in concrete
- Electrical and fiber optic lines
- Underground water leaks
- Gas, water and sewer facilities
- Cable, phone and low voltage lighting
- Large items like septic tanks, cisterns and other UST’s
Encompass Inspections is the clear choice when it comes to employing state of the art technologies, certified technicians on-site within 24 hours, and utilizing safe, efficient utility location methods. Our record of proven dependability and exemplary customer service just makes that decision even easier.