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Private Utility Locate After Electrical Line is Hit - Charleston, WVGPRS Conducts GPR Scan After Contractor Hits Electrical Line
- Charleston, WV

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Charleston, WV was called to locate all of the underground utilities at a location where a middle school was being constructed. By accident, the client had hit an electrical line during the initial excavation process, and they wanted to avoid any other issues by having the area scanned by GPRS.

Although no one was hurt when the electrical line was hit, this issue urged the general contractor to call GPRS and have them on-site as quickly as possible. GPRS used both ground penetrating radar, and a radio detection wand to scan the field while scanning for subsurface lines. After thoroughly scanning the area, we were able to mark out all the subsurface utility lines with paint and flags, which allowed the client to find determine areas to drill without striking anymore utilities.

In an attempt to save time, the contractor had initially proceeded with the project without having all of the utility lines located. As a result of this, this mistake ended up costing the client more money, and lost time because of the struck line. GPRS was able to determine the path of the struck utility, and map out all of the other unknown utility lines at the site project.

It is important to recognize how important it is to identify underground utilities and “unknowns” prior to excavating. As mentioned above the client went ahead with the project without determining the scan of any utilities in order to save time and money. However, in the end, cutting corners can lead to the loss of not only time and money but in many cases these mistakes can lead to lead to serious injuries, and even death! GPRS can often quickly mobilize to a site, and scan an area, so that your project can stay on time, and so that YOU can stay safe.

GPRS’S use of multiple utility locating technologies can help assure you are getting the fastest and most reliable scanning results. GPRS can assist you with all of your locating needs. Whether you are excavating, boring, or trenching GPRS is your locating solution. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Charleston, WV can assist you in your projects in Huntington, Kenova, Beckley, Bridgeport, Lewisburg, Morgantown, Clarksburg, Parkersburg and surrounding areas.

For more information about GPRS capabilities or questions on how we could assist you on your next project please contact Will Johnson at or 304-989-2323.

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