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Ground Radar To Locate Private Utilities Lines - Denver, CO

Ground Radar To Locate Private Utilities Lines - Denver, CO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Colorado was contacted by a local environmental company that needed to have a private utility investigation conducted at cell phone tower site in Denver, Colorado. The customer needed to core drill several required boring locations so that the soil at the job-site could be tested for contaminats. However, prior to starting their project, to avoid any issues during the core drill / boring process, the company requested GPRS of Denver to locate all of the electrical, fiber, and other and other unknown targets at the location. After receiving the call from the customer, GPRS of Denver was able to mobilize and scan the requested area in a timely manner.

For this project, we used a Radio Detection Device to direct connect, and mark out known traceable utilities ie. fiber optics, electrical, and gas in the immediate area. The fiber line was in a PVC conduit with no tracer wire, and we were able to put a fish steel in the conduit so that we could trace the line back to a utility shed. After this, we were then able to trace out all of the existing buried gas and electrical lines by sending a signal through the conduit and tracer wire. Then, by using a receiver, we were able to mark out these lines in yellow and red paint.

Next, we then able to walked passively thoughout the location to detect live power feeds, and other unknown buried hazards. Walking passively allows us to find any utilities or possible abandoned pipes. After walking passively thoughtout the area, we then used a 400MHz Ground Penetrating Radar Antenna to verify the depths of any hazards marked out with Radio Detection so that we could find any unknown utilities or hazards. This antenna is a sonar technology that emits a signal which reflects back when a target has been found. This gives us the opportunity to determine, and mark out a depth of our findings, and determine a more precise location of the utilities.

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As the customer completed their boring, GPRS was able to stick around at the job site to assist the customer to make sure no utilities were hit while they were drilling borings. This private utility investigation was successful in keeping all the contractors safe as they drilled to investigate contaminated soils. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Inc. is contacted on a daily basis to help other companies like this environmental consulting company. In fact, GPRS helps other trades such as general contractors, pipeline projects, wind-farm projects, electrical contractors and plumbing contractors nationwide. Call us prior to starting your project to help you avoid any job-site injuries or expensive downtimes. GPRS specializes in finding hazardous targets prior to any excavations or soil borings. GPRS also performs utility locates, UST investigations, and void mapping all over Colorado and Wyoming. Contact your local GPRS project manager today for a quote or for more information on the services that we provide today.


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