GPR — How it Works & Why You Need it

What is GPR? GPR, or ground penetrating radar, is innovative technology that emits electromagnetic waves into the ground to locate underground storage tanks, water and sewer lines, concrete structures, septic tanks, and unmarked gravesites — to name a few. 

A Brief Guide to Color-Coding Underground Utilities

Anyone who has worked in construction knows that random colorful lines on the streets aren’t acts of vandalism — they’re color-coded messages that construction crews use to communicate vital information during projects. Each color corresponds to a different underground utility

Is GPR use regulated by the government or the FCC?

There are no regulations on the type of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) antenna or how a GPR is constructed. Any GPR can operate at any frequency provided its emission power levels are under the limits; the rules DO NOT explicitly

Why use a private utility locator?

The 811 “Call Before You Dig” System does not mark private utilities. Also known as the “One-Call” system only notifies participating member utility providers. These participating member utilities will not mark private or non-member utilities. The utility locating companies notified

  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
    Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
    GPR is the newest technology for locating hard to detect utilities such as plastic pipe that is used for water and gas lines. GPR is also…
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  • Electromagnetic Detection (EM)
    Electromagnetic Detection (EM)
    EM utilizes several different methods to locate utilities know as passive, conductive and inductive. Our experienced EM Technicians evaluate each project while on site to determine…
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  • Vacuum Excavation
    Vacuum Excavation
    Vacuum excavation allows for exposing buried utilities without any damage that might occur if excavating machinery or convention hand tools are used. Then exact depth measurements…
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