Utility Locating Archive


Utility Locating Survey at Rosemont Square, Randolph, MA

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:26 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 12:17 PM by Pete Viola ]

Rosemont Square, Randolph, MANew construction was taking place at Rosemont Square Apartments, Randolph, Massachusetts, and unfortunately for Pro Con, Inc., the asbuilts they were using to help guide them during excavation were proving to be inadequate. For example, they excavated in one area that was supposed to be clear, and found a water main running through it. It was this discovery that finally compelled them to do some research and give us a call to request a Level 1 utility locating survey. At first, they only wanted us to mark out the water line. However, after talking to the property owner about our services, a decision was made to mark out all other underground utility types as well. During the course of the survey, our technicians were able to mark the location and depth of water, electric, telecommunications, and sewer. As a result, Pro Con was able to complete the remainder of the excavation without any other nasty surprises.


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Utility Locating Services at University Heights, Providence, RI

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:25 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 12:18 PM by Pete Viola ]

University Heights, Providence, RI
Del Grande, Inc. was hired by University Heights Apartments, Providence, Rhode Island to install a new back flow preventer from the basement of an apartment building to a water meter pit along the edge of a roadway. Prior to doing so, however, they were concerned over whether or not there were any underground utilities running through the proposed trench line. Therefore, they called and requested our Level 1 utility locating services. During the survey, our technicians flagged the position and depth of a telephone line and water line running through the proposed survey area; in addition, by using ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology, they were also able to flag the position and depth of a non-conductive, abandoned cable line. As a result, Del Grande was able to excavate and install the new back flow preventer without damaging any underground utilities in the process.


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Utility Markout for a Proposed Trench at PepsiCo, Valhalla, NY

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:23 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:28 PM by Pete Viola ]

Pepsico, Valhalla, NY
Carmine Labriola Contractors, who was in charge of installing new underground utilities at PepsiCo, Valhalla, New York, hired us to perform a Level 1 underground utility mark out prior to trenching a distance of approximately 300 linear feet. Since the survey was being performed at PepsiCo’s corporate headquarters, it was absolutely vital that no underground utilities be damaged during the process; for if such a gaffe did occur, it could have resulted in a facility-wide shut down, causing an incalculable amount of money to be lost. During the course of the markout, our technicians were able to successfully determine the location and depth of high voltage electric, site lighting electric, communications, sprinkler controls, water, storm sewer, and unknown lines. As a result, our client was able to trench and install the new lines without one single utility being damaged in the process, thereby avoiding a potentially disastrous facility-wide shutdown.


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Utility Mark Out for a New Water Line at MSMC, Newburgh, NY

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:21 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:30 PM by Pete Viola ]

Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NYMount Saint Mary College of Newburgh, New York contacted us and requested that a Level 1 underground utility mark out be performed prior to the installation of a new water line. They decided to split the project into two phases. For the first phase, the school requested that we mark the location and depth of the existing water main, so they could find a tie in point for the new one. For the second phase, they requested that all underground utilities running through the proposed water trench be marked out as well. During the first phase of the survey, our technicians successfully determined the location and depth of the water main; during the second phase, they determined that the following underground utilities ran through or near the proposed water trench: high voltage electric, site lighting electric, secondary electric, communications, water and storm sewer. As a result, during the installation of the new water line, the school was able to reduce the amount of excavation that was necessary to a bare minimum.


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Utility Locating & Mapping at NRG Energy, Middletown, CT

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:18 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:31 PM by Pete Viola ]

NRG Energy, Middletown, CTMcPhee Electric was hired by NRG Energy to install new electric and telecommunication lines to multiple new plant facilities at NRG Middletown, Middletown, Connecticut. Unfortunately for them, however, the asbuilts they received from the plant manager were inaccurate and outdated. To remedy this problem, they called and requested our Level 3 utility locating and mapping services. During the course of the project, despite difficult conditions--which were mainly caused by active construction and inclement weather--we were able to locate and map underground electric, telecommunications, gas, water, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and unknown lines. In total, seven separate surveys were performed. At the end of each survey, a CAD utility map was delivered to the project manager and it was used to help design the new electrical trenches. As a result, they were able to run the new lines with greater ease and without any delays. Here are photos, a report, and a utility map from one of those seven surveys.


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GPR Survey for Utilities at Yale Biology Building, New Haven, CT

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:15 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:32 PM by Pete Viola ]

Yale Biology Building, New Haven, CTEarth Technologies, Inc. was hired by Whiting-Turner Construction Company to perform excavation work for the construction of a new biology building at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. The sitework plans required that a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey be performed prior to excavation to identify subsurface utilities and other anomalies. We performed a GPR survey of the entire site and determined the location and depth of all existing utilities, including several abandoned and unidentified lines not depicted on site plans. One of the unidentified lines detected during the survey was a water line Yale University maintenance personal did not know existed. Discovering the existence of this line saved them from spending an additional $100,000 for the installation of a new line.


Testimonial

“We used Underground Surveying to locate the underground utilities for an investigation project at the future site of the Yale Biology Building in New Haven, CT. The work was performed accurately, within budget and performed under tight schedule constraints. The data that was provided assisted the design team by confirming the locations and inverts of known existing utilities and by locating services that were unknown. I would use Underground Surveying again or recommend using them to anyone who has need of this specialty locating service.”

Brian Smith – Earth Technologies, Inc.


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Utility Locating & Mapping at GE Crotonville, Ossining, NY

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:09 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:33 PM by Pete Viola ]

GE Crotonville, Ossining, NY Williams Specialty Services, LLC was hired by GE to install an electrical duct bank between two existing buildings at GE Crotonville, Ossining, New York. The utility maps provided by GE were outdated, incomplete and did not show the depth of known utilities. To solve this problem, Williams hired us to create an updated utility map. The map was then used to help design an excavation route between the two buildings. This enabled Williams to excavate with minimal disturbance to underground utilities, reduce the risk of injury, and complete the project on schedule.


Testimonial

“At the request of the engineer, we called upon Underground Surveying to locate and map underground utilities prior to excavating for the installation of a duct bank. Much to our delight they completed the project on time, within budget and enabled us to excavate without causing damage to underground utilities. I would recommend their services to anyone who must dig or drill on private property, especially when using outdated site maps or asbuilts as their only guide.”

Steven Cannady – Williams Specialty Services, LLC


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Gas Station Utility Mark Outs at Various Stations in CT

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:05 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:35 PM by Pete Viola ]

Gas Station in CTSovereign Consulting, Inc. is an environmental company that performs soil and groundwater testing for a major petroleum company in the state of Connecticut. In 2006, the petroleum company instituted a new policy that stated a private utility mark out must be performed prior to digging or drilling on their property. In response to this new policy, Sovereign Consulting contacted us to perform a utility mark out at a gas station in Hartford, CT. This first project was a success and they were convinced our process was essential for minimizing the risk of underground utility damage. Since 2006, we have performed over 100 utility mark outs at over 60 gas stations throughout the state of Connecticut.


Testimonial #1

“I would definitely recommend Underground Surveying since they are reliable, flexible, extremely thorough, timely, and accurate. After working with other utility locating companies, I can attest to the fact that Underground Surveying provides the best overall service and are competitively priced. I rely heavily on private utility markouts prior to any subsurface activities and completely trust them in providing me with accurate and thorough utility markouts.”

Jodi Markowsky


Testimonial #2

“I first worked with Underground Surveying about 3½ years ago, and have used them for all of my geophysical surveys ever since. They provide excellent service at a competitive price, and I have found their surveys to be very accurate. They have been very cooperative and flexible when needed to solve unforeseen difficulties, and provide personal contact when needed to clarify results. Their personnel are very professional and friendly, and they comply with all my project requirements, including health and safety. I highly recommend them.”

Paul Roche


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Water Line Mark Out at Grand Apartments, Cherry Hill, NJ

posted Dec 16, 2016, 2:39 PM by Kyle Horst   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 2:37 PM by Pete Viola ]

Grand Apartments, Cherry Hill, NJ
Prior to installing two new fire water lines at Grand Apartments, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Papaneri Construction, Inc. contacted New Jersey One Call to request a utility mark out. However, when they arrived on site to observe the results of the survey, they were surprised to find out that although electric, telephone, gas, and fiber optics had been marked out, fire water was not. After doing some research and placing a few phone calls, they learned why this was so. Apparently, both lines are owned by Grand Apartments--and since they are a private organization--New Jersey One Call is not responsible for marking out their lines. After convincing the property owner to provide funding for a private utility mark out, Papaneri did a Google search to look for companies who provide this type service throughout the state of New Jersey. After finding us in the search query, they called immediately and, luckily for them, we had a team of utility locators finishing up on another project only a short drive away. Therefore, our team mobilized to the site within one hour of the initial inquiry, marked the location and depth of both fire water lines, and Papaneri was able to tie into the existing fire water lines without any exploratory digging.


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