The variance between different types of facilities in the US is extreme. The complexity of a large hospital campus is matched in complexity at facilities like airports, military bases, manufacturing plants, recreation centers, college campuses, power plants, and refineries. One thing that all of these different types of facilities share is a maze of underground utilities, pipelines and conduits the are critical to plant operations. If these utilities are damaged during the excavation, directional drilling or digging process, damage can occur, people can be injured, reputation can be damaged, costly shut downs can take place, and budgets can be blown. In addition to the concern of line strikes, knowing the whereabouts of underground facilities is key for the planning phase of renovations and new construction. One of the best ways to ensure damage prevention is to have a detailed as built map of all underground utilities on public and private property.
Leaders in cable avoidance, GPRS utilizes multiple methods of locating technology to identify underground utilities prior to construction beginning. An EM locating device (sometimes referred to as a CAT & Genny tool) is used to passively trace utilities. This tool is also used to attach directly to utility lines to trace their path, following a signal. Video pipe inspection tools such as push cameras, lateral launch cameras, and CCTV camera crawlers are used to map in the location and interior condition of sewer and water pipes. Ground penetrating radar is added to the methodology to discover unknown buried lines, determine utility depth and locate underground storage tanks. Whether using GPRS to locate utilities prior to digging or to create an updated as-built utility map, you are hiring the industry-leader in utility damage prevention.