How Much Does Private Utility Locating Cost?
What GPRS Needs To Know To Give You An Accurate Project Quote:
What is the location of the project? This could be a physical address, an intersection, or even GPS coordinates. With GPRS technicians in every major city this information is used to determine who is closest to the job site.
How many acres or how much square footage will need to be scanned? This helps our technicians determine how much time we can expect to spend on the site. We use a rough estimate of an acre a day but the congestion of utilities can affect this estimate
How many buildings or structures are on the site? Generally speaking most buildings have one of every type of utilities running into them . This gives us an idea of potential congestion of utilities we need to locate. What type of terrain is the site we are scanning this can increase the amount of time we spend on a project.
How does the surface need to be marked? Pin flags, spray paint, and wooden stakes can all be used for private utility locating projects.
What type of deliverable is needed? Is a written report with surface markings enough? Or of does your project require a Google Earth image overlaid with the utilities mapped out or do we need to mark up an existing CAD document?
Do you have any site specific safety training required before we can work on your project site? How much time can we expect to spend on the safety training? The time we spend on training could increase the cost associated with your project.
Are there as-built drawings available for review, and what utilities are known to be in the work area? This information can save us time and your project money if we have something we can verify and check for accuracy.
Estimated project date, when does our service need to be preformed? Is this a rush job or something that has to be done at night or on a weekend, or is this job well into the future?
What is the maximum depth that our GPR scans need to be? The limitations that we face in terms of depth change on every site, so knowing your goals for the project are helpful in determining the viability of the GPR scan. Also based on your goals will we need to bring any special equipment beyond the standard equipment that every technician carries. This equipment is used for locating underground storage tanks, and when needed scanning at greater depths for utilities.
Who is our site contact, and will they be escorting us on the site? We need someone upon completion of the job to share our findings with and sign a job ticket.