Utility Locating

811 Call Before You Dig Spoof!

Posted by on April 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Most people who read our blog know that Ground Penetrating Radar is an essential tool used for utility locating. Everyone knows digging, before you have the excavation area surveyed to locate underground utility lines, can be a risky proposition. Although utility locating is a very serious issue, this month I thought I would post a [...]

Ground Penetrating Radar Soil Suitability Maps

Posted by on October 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Ground penetrating radar’s effectiveness is greatly dependent on site-specific soil type. The soil type of a survey area will determine the depth of penetration of the ground penetrating radar signal.  One of the most difficult soil types for GPR equipment to penetrate is wet clay. As an example, where a mid-level frequency GPR system may [...]

Utility Locating vs. Subsurface Utility Engineering

Posted by on July 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm

We are often asked “what is the difference is between Public Utility Locating, Private Utility Locating and Subsurface Utility Engineering. It’s confusing to many because the basic purpose, which is to locate utilities subsurface, is the same but to varying degrees. The purpose of this post is to try to clear up the confusion. Public [...]