Utility Locate After 811 Markout

GPRS Inc. of Southern California was called out to provide a utility location survey in a busy parking lot near downtown San Diego. The general contractor of the project set up 811, and had them mark out utilities (based on plans) one day prior. The main reason that the general contractor decided to hire a third party utility locating service was to add depths to all lines marked, as well as to act as a verification of the 811 markout to avoid any potential unforeseen abandoned or mismarked lines. GPRS was able to find multiple additional utilities onsite, including irrigation, as well as electrical and communication lines that were not shown on the map that the utility companies used to mark their utilities. Depths were also added to each utility previously located with 81l. The photo below shows a small portion of the survey, and shows gas lines, irrigation lines, main electrical and communication lines, as well as a sewer line.

The contractor that hired GPRS was planning to erect a new housing project, and it was critical to have depths and lines verified for their planning purposes. Private utility locating services with ground penetrating radar, coupled with 811 one call, as well as consulting existing utility drawings, insures that utilities are accurately found, along with depths, and can eliminate all unknown unseen anomalies on your project.

The utility map above is an example of a utility drawing that was provided to the customer after all utilities were marked onsite. GPRS can provide deliverables, which range from simple overlays (like the one shown above), to scaled AutoCAD drawings. All mapping options are tailored directly to the preference and need of the customer.

If you are in need of a free quote for any of our underground utility locating services (private or public), such as utility locating, underground storage tank locating, soil boring clearance, trench scanning, or EMI mapping in the San Diego Area, including North County, El Cajon, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Downtown San Diego, La Jolla, Encinitas, or San Clemente, please contact:James Petersen at (858) 395-1085 or at James.Petersen@gprsinc.com


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