Construction professionals, business owners, and homeowners often need a reliable way to locate utilities prior to digging, trenching, conducting site assessments, or mapping. Taylor’s Structural Imaging, LLC uses state-of-the-art Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (GSSI), ground penetrating radar, as well as multi-signal transmitter and receiving hardware, to perform underground utility locating. The staff of Taylor’s Structural Imaging is well trained to map underground utilities such as water, gas, and sewer lines and any other obstruction that can be detected up to 6’+/- deep depending on soil type PRIOR to excavation or concrete cutting.
Our GPR produces an image that displays the exact location and approximate depth of both metallic and non-metallic subsurface utilities and/or targets. With GPR, we can locate underground utilities and targets made of metal, plastic, fiberglass, concrete, clay, and many other materials. Utilities such as water, gas, and sewer lines and any other obstruction can be detected up to 6’+/- deep depending on soil type. Our technicians will scan the areas in question, locate any and all VISIBLE targets, and mark them on the surface of the ground or slab. Please consider that the purpose of GPR is to locate VISIBLE targets, it may not be possible to identify the target or determine its exact depth.
Underground Storage Tank Locating
Taylor’s Structural Imaging, LLC uses Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate underground storage tanks and targets. We can detect and give the approximate location and depths of any and all VISIBLE tanks and or targets made of metal, plastic, and fiberglass. We can also detect with the use of Ground Penetrating Radar and the VISIBLE evidence it provides us with, the previous locations of buried tanks and or targets.
Client Responsibilities for Utility Locating and Underground Storage Locating, etc.
- Please make sure that all areas to be scanned should be clear of all debris, the area is mowed, and that there are no large rocks and or large tree limbs.
- Need to make sure that area to be inspected shall be as dry as possible for best results. (No mud and no standing water).
- We are not responsible for areas that have already been located by 811 or any of the utility companies.
- Please keep in mind that GPR may not detect targets 1” in diameter beyond 12” deeps. Rule of thumb is 1” diameter per foot. This all depends upon the type of soil as well as the material of piping and or obstruction we are locating.
- Digging/excavating must commence less than 2 weeks after we have located and mark any and VISIBLE targets.