Locating & Identifying Utilities at the VA Medical Center in North Haven, CT
A general contractor recently hired the Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS), New York City office. Their goal was to identify all underground utilities within a 10,000 sq. ft. area at the VA Medical Center in North Haven, CT. The client’s objective was to best locate all the utilities within the desired area, for a future underground tank installation.
Upon arrival, Authorized GPRS Project Manager Joseph Moreno performed a site walk with the on the site personnel. After the site walk concluded, Joseph knew it was going to be a rather difficult utility locate, based on the observation of numerous manholes, site lighting, and a fire hydrant while conducting the site walk.
The first mode of action that GPRS took was to utilize the electromagnetic detector (EM detector.) GPRS was able to identify the two conduits, site lighting, and fire line that existed within the area. The next step GPRS took was to scan, using a 400MHz ground penetrating radar antenna. The 400MHz antenna is designed to locate underground utilities and other subsurface anomalies. Using this technology, GPRS was able to identify the approximate depths of the existing utility lines and conduit bank that were previously detected using the EM locator. All of the findings were marked according to the painted color code which has been established by 811. Lastly, the utility lines locations were collected using our GPS device. Collecting these locations using GPS allows GPRS to create deliverables such as, non-survey grade Google Earth overlays or CAD drawings. Not only is this important to your current project, these drawings can be kept as records for future use.
All GPRS Project Managers are highly skilled, qualified and trained in the field of concrete scanning and utility locating. However, it does not stop there, we have helped numerous clients identify underground storage tanks (USTs), footings, and identify voids on site.
As a nationwide company, we cover all 50 states. Our 24 hours rapid response program guarantees that your project will get covered within a 24-hour window of your call, text, or email.
If you need a concrete slab scanned, utility locate, UST identification, or void locate, please contact our office at 631-241-2261 or visit our contact page. by clicking here.
GPRS does not provide geophysical, geological, land surveying or engineering services. If you need such services, please contact an appropriate professional. -