Utility Locate in Dallas

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a communications company to clear a long directional boring of all utilities for approximately 1,872 feet.  The contractor had many issues in the past with striking underground utilities with the directional boring and was required to use a company to clear the directional boring path for all future projects prior to drilling.  The contractor was drilling to put in fiber optics throughout the entire apartment complex in Dallas, TX.  This created many issues because of the site’s age.  The apartment complex was so old that many lines have been tampered with, redirected, or abandoned.  This created difficult site conditions for the locators on site and added difficulty to the drilling process by raising the risk of hitting old lines that could have been overlooked since they may be dead or no longer in use.  Ground Penetrating Radar was able to come out within 48 hours and successfully located all critical lines prior to the drilling process.  This gave the contractor a successful project creating more work for both parties in the near future. 

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a 400 MHz antenna for this application and a Radio Detection (RD) device to detect electrical current deep in the soil.  All findings were marked with SUE marking paint directly on the surface for easy interpretation by the customer.  GPRS’ 400 MHz antenna was ideal because of its accurate, deep penetration and the open, clear area the technician had to work.  GPR was ideal for this application due to the active work site in the surrounding areas.  GPR emits no radiation and is safe for others to work in the area near the scan location.

For a similar scan on your job site please contact Adam Kubicki at 972.922.0223 or at adam.kubicki@gprsinc.com.  Ground Penetrating Radar has also been used to locate critical reinforcement inside concrete such as rebar, post tension, conduits, etc. GPRS is a nationwide company and has performed jobs in areas such as Fort Worth, Arlington, Tyler, McKinney, Waco, and Carrollton, TX.  For a sonar and x-ray scan on your job site, please contact your local technician. 

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