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.
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-4000) 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 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.
Resulting Damage from Private Utilities Not Being Located
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-4000) 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 dong 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.
Before you begin your construction or digging project, please contact your local GPRS sales representative.