WHAT WE LOCATE
What utilities can we locate?
Our Experts Locate:
- Gas Lines
- Power Lines
- Communication Lines
- Sewer Lines
- Cable Lines
- Underground Storage Tanks
- Underground Pipes
Our utility location experts can detect and mark subsurface hazards which would otherwise endanger your project and personnel.
Penhall Technologies provides private underground utility locating services for construction and demolition projects of all types and scales, all across the country. Using ground penetrating radar (GPR) and X-ray imaging technology, our experienced team members can detect, identify and label underground utility lines, tanks, and pipes.
This ensures that you can take the precautions necessary to avoid striking subsurface hazards during construction or excavation, keeping your team safe and your project on track.
Please note that we locate utilities on private property, while 811 locates public utilities from the street to the meter. After locating your utilities, our analysts mark each line with paint or flags in their designated color in accordance with the APWA.
GPS Utility Mapping
We can generate a detailed map of your site’s utilities for future reference.
Relying solely on traditional utility locating is ideal for sites that you know won’t be disturbed in the future. However, if future work may be necessary, GPS utility mapping provides you with a convenient, permanent reference that eliminates the cost of repeating the utility locating process.
Our GPS utility mapping service takes the location data generated from our utility location process and uses it to create a detailed map of a site’s underground utilities that can be exported as a KMZ or KML file for use with Google Earth, or a shapefile (SHP) which can be viewed in ArcGIS. All utilities are color coded, and can be tagged with latitude, longitude, date, and any other metadata you need for the job. Photos can also be incorporated into the map file as well.
GPS utility mapping does away with the need for having to pay for GPR or electromagnetic utility locating every time you need to dig. Instead, you can refer back to your personalized utility map and use a GPS unit to relocate utilities, allowing you to dig with confidence. GPS mapping is accurate to within 6 inches—far more accurate than needed for the tolerances of most underground work.
Penhall’s underground utility location services improves our partners’ profit margins.
Why use our utility location services?
Cost savings! Utilities are everywhere. According to the Common Ground Alliance, there are more than 20 million miles of buried utilities in the United States. For every dollar spent on utility locating, a project will average $4.62 in cost savings. Projects are estimated to save about $1 billion nationwide every year thanks to the use of utility location services.
Another critical reason for utilizing utility location services is to ensure the safety of your crew and site. Striking a subsurface object can cause serious injuries to you or workers on the site.
UTILITY LOCATING TESTIMONIAL
“The scan done of our existing slab saved both the owner and myself money and headaches. The scanned lines were undocumented power lines for future expansion. If we would have hit those lines, it would have been a mess and would have not only cost our project money, but also the project in the future that is planned for those lines. Thank you for what your team did.”
- Tim Snideman, Snideman Construction