UST Locate in Lewisville
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by an environmental company to locate possible Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s) prior to seven soil borings that were going to be drilled. The total area that need to be covered was 4.03 acres. The customer also needed Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to clear all seven boring locations of utilities since there were buildings previously on site. In an open field like the one shown below, the customer is concerned about striking old lines from the previous buildings on site. GPRS was able to come out and successfully locate exactly where the all the underground utilities were that would possibly be obstructing their drilling activities. GPRS was also able to locate possible excavated areas that had two tanks previously removed which is in alignment with the history of the site. The client understood that by having GPRS out to locate all subsurface utilities and all possible underground storage tanks or excavated storage tanks sites, they saved on time and money by preventing a line hit and repair. The customer was also able to pinpoint exactly where they should drill, creating better test results for their project.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a 400 MHz antenna for this application and a Radio Detection (RD) device to detect electrical current deep in the soil. All findings were marked with SUE marking paint directly on the surface for easy interpretation by the customer. GPRS’ 400 MHz antenna was ideal because of its accurate deep penetration and the open clear area the technician had to work. GPR was ideal for this application due to the active work site in the surrounding areas. GPR emits no radiation and is safe for others to work in the area near the scan location.