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Penhall Technologies provides utility locating, employing both electromagnetic induction (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) for privately owned property. We can identify and locate subsurface hazards and obstructions existing in the ground. Reduce the risk and help ensure the safety of your next project by contacting Penhall Technologies for your private utility locating needs.
Fort Lauderdale Utility Locating Project that Penhall Worked On
Locate grease traps with GPR
Recently, a design-build and engineering company hired Penhall Technologies for concrete scanning. This scan involved locating and mapping buried grease traps. The company was planning an ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) ramp installation. This ramp went over the grease traps, so the engineering company needed to know the edge locations for the installation. Our analyst used a SIR4000 and 400 MHz to locate the perimeters of the grease traps and the pipes that connected them. The contractor used our locations to correct the original building plans.
Locate underground utilities before digging to install telecommunications lines
Penhall Technologies was asked to locate underground utilities prior digging to install new fiber optic lines. The project was at a private executive airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During the survey, the client identified and documented an existing fiber optic line. The analyst used a 400MHz ground penetrating radar unit to locate and verify the utilities. In addition to the GPR antenna, the analyst used a utility wand to check the area for live power and other radio frequency lines. During the inspection, Penhall Technologies was able to locate 3 unknown airport lighting lines. By using GPR technology, the customer saved hundreds of dollars in repair costs.
Penhall helps a homeowner locate a private electrical line and junction box before repairing
A homeowner in Fort Lauderdale, Florida contacted Penhall Technologies to locate a private electrical line prior to repair. The homeowner could not locate the buried electrical line and became frustrated. Penhall Technologies was able to mobilize to the residence and locate the electrical line easily. The analyst used Ground penetrating Radar to scan the area and locate the line. A utility wand capable of locating buried utilities assisted in verifying the exact location of the line. After locating the line, the customer requested that we locate a buried junction box. Penhall Technologies was able to locate the box for repair using GPR. Please call Penhall Technologies for your private utility locating.
GPR and RadioDetection used to identify conduit and utilities underneath slab
Penhall Technologies in Fort Lauderdale was contacted to scan 4 trenches for shallow conduits and utilities prior to saw cutting. The contractor had noted electrical conduits along with drain lines running just under the concrete slab. Penhall Technologies was able to scan each trench line and mark out on the conduits and utilities with spray paint. Also, the analyst scanned with a utility wand capable of locating live electric and low voltage lines. By scanning the concrete prior to saw cutting, the contractor could safely cut the slab without the risk of damage. GPR uses no radiation making it safe for use in high traffic areas such as malls, hospitals and universities.