What is utility locating?
Locating is the art and science of finding hidden things. So many of these things have been hidden intentionally for many reasons. Wires, pipes and tanks are buried out of sight, below ground or within walls, to keep us safe from them (and to keep them safe from us!). This is fine until we want to find them and no one can remember precisely where they are.
The magnetic method measures variations in magnetic fields. A survey is typically conducted by measuring the magnetic field strength at evenly-spaced points (a grid) over the area of interest.
- Locate underground storage tanks (UST)
- Locate buried drums
- Delineate landfill perimeter
- Delineate areas of ferromagnetic debris
- Locate lost well heads
- Line Locating
- Inductive or conductive tracing
VIDEO CAMERA INSPECTION
The inspection of boreholes, well casings and screens, and provides a permanent video of the open borehole conditions, fractures, well screens, casing cracks, etc.
- Identify layering
- Identify aquifers
- Thickness of beds
- Identify clay-containing layers in overburden
- Assess water quality, flow, and elevation
- Assess well completion & screen placement
- Inspection of well casing
- Identify contaminants
CONFINE SPACE VIDEO
The inspection of confine space locations such as tanks (UST AST), drainage piping, rock pit, under slab chimney, storm, electrical conduit, etc.
- Identify storage tank size condition
- Identify drainage issues
- Inspection or rock pit drainage
- Identify rock pit or drywell location
- Assess under slab inspection of material compaction failure
- Assess chimney soot & creosote build up
- Assess utility piping installation practices
- Identify utility failure
- The inspection of water reservoirs, storage tanks, water intakes, water exchange piping, potable water lines, docks, piles, etc.
- Identify water turbidity during heavy water transfer in reservoirs
- Record time lapse sediment deposits levels
- Inspect water intake condition, obstruction, etc.
- Inspect pipe sediment levels, seal conditions
- Record and inspect levels of deterioration to docks, piles, etc.