Utility Locating

IMG_20130813_102919_0Our goal is to provide accurate underground utility information. We achieve this by having in-house training for our technicians and using a variety of the best equipment available.

Utility locating is provided by radio frequency methods for metallic utilities and ground penetrating radar (GPR) for non-metallic utilities. Vacuum excavation is a non-destructive way to uncover utilities and provide more precise vertical measurements and visual information.

RHD Services, Inc.
can locate:

  • Gas
  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Water
  • Steam Piping
  • Chilled Water Piping
  • Power
  • Sewer & Storm Piping
  • Valves
  • Fiber Optics
  • Septic Tanks & Manholes
  • Metallic & Non-metallic Piping (including cast iron)
  • Other Miscellaneous Underground Utilities
  • Depth Information to 40 feet deep with Sonde Transmitter

Our typical clients are interested in finding underground utilities for design purposes, during construction, for damage prevention, and safety. We have also been asked to solve a variety of challenging underground problems such as finding unmarked gravesites, lost manholes, buried footers, and other interesting problems. We are interested in helping you solve your challenging problems.

During design or planning, cost savings due to fewer utility conflicts and fewer work delays can be achieved when the underground utilities are located early in a project. We recommend, depending on the complexity of the site, that the underground utilities are located at the beginning of a project when the geotechnical and surveyors are first called out. The earlier in the project that the utilities are known the more opportunities there are for cost savings.

During construction excavation, a best practice to reduce risk is to locate the utilities before you start. Damaging or disruption of critical utility services such as fiber optic cabling, communication lines, gas piping, or electrical during construction is costly (change orders, time delays, and repairs) and potentially dangerous. Something as simple as digging a hole to plant a tree has the potential for damage to property and loss of life.

Damage prevention makes good business sense.

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