Underground Utilities Investigation in Lancaster

A client was looking to trench approximately 300 feet long x 2 feet wide x 3 feet deep. The purpose of this trench was to install new underground conduits to feed the communication lines through. The client knew there were multiple utilities in their proposed trench line, however they did not know exactly where or what depth they were at. Since this location was an active gas station in Lancaster, PA there were more utilities than normal, as well as the underground storage tanks (UST’s) on site. The client did not want to risk hitting any of these utilities due to the cost of fixing them, as well as the risk of injury that may occur. They called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to come out and locate all utilities and UST’s in their proposed trench line. Sam Hart, who is based out of the Harrisburg office and covers the mid-state, was able to come out and complete the job the very next day. Sam located the gas line, 2 water lines, electric lines, irrigation lines, storm drain, multiple UST’s, sewer line, and an empty conduit. Upon location, he painted and flagged the utilities with their depths.

GPRS performs GPR scanning to locate any utilities or anything sub-surface before drilling or excavating. For any projects in Central Pennsylvania, contact Sam Hart at 717-798-5721 or sam.hart@gp-radar.com. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has a representative in every major city, so we are able to come out and scan as soon as you need us. It’s always best to have as much information available about anything that may subsurface before any project. It can save money as well as ensure a safer working environment. Sam has also worked in Hanover, Lebanon, State College and Palmyra.

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