Underground utility locating is a vital process for any construction site or project, and at Scan Tech, our experienced team is excited to offer NYC, premiere utility locating services!

What is Underground Utility Locating?
Underground utility locating is a service in which we will help identify and mark utility mains that might not be visible to the public eye, as they are underground. At Scan Tech, we can help locate both public and private utilities, including electricity units, gas lines, telecommunications lines, cable or TV units, traffic systems/street lights, storm drains, water mains, waste lines and much more.

What Does Utility Locating Entail?
Utility locator services can help to determine where underground utilities, like phone lines, gas lines, and power lines, might exist and get in the way of placing new lines or certain types of construction projects.

Why Do You Need Utility Locating?
Its important to understand that there are countless underground utility systems out there, beneath the surface. And these items are vital to our daily lives, like water lines, electricity lines, and natural gas lines. During any type of drilling or construction projects, it can be very easy to come across one of these lines and accidentally hit them. This is not only bad for your construction project and leads to issues with other companies and the city, but it is also a safety hazard. This is why at Scan Tech, our team of experienced professionals strives to provide the very best in underground utility locating, city-wide.

Utility locating can help to avoid and eliminate costly errors and mishaps from your construction site project. For more information on Utility locating and other services be sure to contact Scan Tech today.


How It Works

GPR equipment is capable of transmitting and receiving electromagnetic waves which are sent into the grounds subsurface or other material, and detects interfaces between differing materials. The interface between these materials are identified by the changes which occur to the electromagnetic waves. These changes can be caused by voids, reinforcing bars, underground utilities (metal or plastic), conduits, or a variety of other items. The antenna transmits and receives a high-frequency electromagnetic impulse (radar wave) into the material of interest, and records the travel time and amplitude of the reflected impulses.