Utility-detection is a two-step process, employing both radio detection and GPR. Our goal is to identify the type and location of these utilities in order to prevent damage to them and the surrounding environment as well as protect your workers on the job site.
To provide the most comprehensive picture of existing sub-surface utilities on your job site, our ground-based services should be used in conjunction with your state’s one-call utility detection agency as well as any other utility data in your possession. GPRS is proud of our commitment to safety, and we encourage our clients to obtain as much information as possible about project areas in order to ensure a secure and responsible work environment.
Ground Penetrating Radar can be used in conjunction with Electromagnetic Induction.
In order to provide the most comprehensive utilities survey, GPRS employs electromagnetic induction technology in conjunction with ground penetrating radar on sites. We use hand-held electromagnetic induction equipment (RD-7000) consisting of a base unit and a wand to locate metallic pipes, live electrical currents, or signals from live communications wires. We may use electromagnetic induction, for example, to assist in areas where soils are not conducive to locating utilities using only GPR technology.
For more information on private utility locating, please contact your local GPRS representative today.
GPRS Offers the Latest in GPS Technology
GPRS can provide global positioning system (GPS) technology for use on your locating projects, such as environmental surveys and the detection of underground utility layouts. In conjunction with our GPR and electromagnetic induction technologies, we can use a hand-held GPS device to create a comprehensive map of the underground area of your job site that then can be overlaid onto CAD documents and / or Google Earth maps. Utilizing GPS technology along with our GPR and EMI services will give you a permanent record of the physical reference points of your project area’s underground environmental / utility layout.
|We Can Locate:
||Communications Phone, Data, Fiber-optics
||Sanitary / Storm
|| Private Utility Locators
will locate public utilities
-Water Force Mains and some service lines
(typically only on public property like streets and right-of-ways, easements, etc)
(phone, data, Cable TV, Fiber)
-Gas Main's and service lines
(only if metallic pipe or tracer wire is used)
-Main Storm and Sanitary Sewer (typically only on public property like streets and right-of-ways, easements, etc.)
will locate utilities all public utilities
and private including:
-Water service lines
(plastic or metal)
(site lighting,signage, 480 volt/220/110 conduits)
(phone data, cable TV, fiber)
(plastic or metal)
(include septic tanks, leach fields,
field tile pipe,etc.)
-Misc. utility lines such as oxygen, steam, chilled water lines, nitrogen and other chemical transport type utilities.
How do utility locating services work?
GPRS uses state-of-the-art technology to provide its accurate utility detection services. The equipment that utility locating services use is such that it enables technicians to make small but important adjustments that allow for various line, cable, or soil conditions. The equipment that GPRS uses for its utility locating services is extremely accurate. In order to provide the most comprehensive and accurate utilities survey, GPRS's utility locating services work through the use of electromagnetic induction technology in conjunction with ground penetrating radar (GPR). GPRS uses hand-held electromagnetic induction equipment (RD-7000) consisting of a base unit and a wand to locate metallic pipes, live electrical currents, or signals from live communications wires. Electromagnetic induction is useful to assist in areas where soils are not conducive to locating utilities with GPRS alone. The goal of GPRS's utility locating services is to identify the type and location of the utilities in order to prevent damage to them as well as the surrounding property.
When is the best time to contact a utility locating service?
Contact a private utility locating service before you dig! If you need line locating services or water pipe locating services, call GPRS. For many projects, knowing precise locations, as well as depths, of utility lines or water pipes, is crucial at the beginning of the project for the early planning stages, in order to assist with appropriate placements of structures, supports, foundations, or landscaping. A residential utility locator service, such as GPRS, can help project planners from the pre-planning stages to the later building stages. Additionally, utility detection services help to keep both workers and homeowners safe. GPRS can locate gas lines, pipelines, communications lines, electric lines, water, lines, sewer lines, and voids.
If you need a utility locating service, contact GPRS today. We are a utility detection company that puts its customers and their needs first by offering them the best in utility locating services. We provide high quality customer service as well as accurate results. Call GPRS today for your utility locating needs.
Why a private utility locating service?
By law, you must locate utilities before beginning any sort of excavation project. Before doing any digging, everybody needs to call their respective 811 State One-Call. However, this free service only covers underground public utilities from the street to service meter and does not cover private utilities. For residential customers, private utilities may include gas lines for a heated pool, electric lines for a shed, garage, or barn, and certain sewers. For commercial customers, private utilities may include parking lot lighting, fire mains, and building-to-building utilities.
To guarantee location of private utilities, customers need to contact a private utility locating company such as GPRS. To provide the most comprehensive picture of existing sub-surface utilities on your job site, our ground-based utility detecting services should be used in conjunction with your state's one-call utility detection agency as well as any other utility data in your possession.
With the accurate utility locating that GPRS provides, you can avoid damage to existing services. Utility locating services such as GPRS will locate the underground utility lines, thereby preventing damage, disruptions, and potential fines and other costs. There are a number of problems that can occur when a person begins to dig, and these can include gas line explosions, fires or electrocution from power lines, and water lines bursts. Not only can these be costly, but they are also dangerous for property owners and workers. A private utility locating service such as GPRS not only locates the precise placement of each utility but also the depth.
We recently had you provide us with your locating services at a local fuel terminal
facility. We were in need of locating underground utilities and other obstructions to
excavate for concrete foundations and underground conduit installations. This was a very
large and congested area to perform this task. I just wanted to take this opportunity to
thank you for your services. Your mobilization response time was remarkable. It helped
us greatly in meeting the demands of our client. The work itself was completed in less
time than expected and with all the excavating we performed, we did not run into any
unforeseen obstructions. Your EMR and TRIR safety records are outstanding, thus
allowing us to use your services with safety conscious clients now and in the future.
Thank you for a job well done."
Mike Greene, CET, PM
Milton J. Wood Fire Protection
"Chris & Justin,
We wanted to take the time this morning to let you both know how impressed and pleased we at Sullivan-Tassin, Inc. were with your services. Our collective staff have been in the construction business for years and were pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism that your company displayed. The degree of “mark out” really eliminated the “doubt” factor when dealing with PT construction.
Keep up the good work."
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