Radio Detection and GPR Utility Scan - Charlotte, NC
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was requested to perform a utility scan at a job site in Charlotte, NC. The purpose of this scan was to locate all of the utility lines at the job site so that the contractor could perform a directional bore before installing a new utility line. Although they were aware that there were several utility lines at the site, the contractor was unsure on the exact location of these lines, and therefore, to avoid any costly and/or dangerous mistakes, the contractor decided to call GPRS prior to getting started with this project.
For this project, we scanned the area with both a 400 MHz GPR antenna, Radio Detection device. After scanning the area with GPR, by using Radio Detection (RD), we were able to locate several live power lines and RF signals that were underground. Due to the fact that Radio Detection can be used to locate electrical and telephone lines when they are below the minimum size requirements to be located with GPR, we often use a combination of both GPR and Radio Detection technologies to perform a utility scan.
After we completed the utility scan at this job site, the contractor was then able to use the results of the scan to avoid any conflicts during directional boring.
In addition to locating underground utility lines, GPRS also uses GPR to scan concrete for items such as rebar, post tension cables, and conduits. To schedule a utility locating or concrete scanning service appointment, for a quote, or to learn more about the services that we offer, contact your local GPRS Project Manager today.
For utility locating, or concrete scanning services in or around Charlotte, NC, please contact:
GPRS Project Manager, Curtis Hoag