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Scanning for Utilities/USTs Before Drilling & Excavation Keeps You Safe
At GPRS, the safety of contractors, field supervisors, and safety directors is our top priority. Our subsurface utility mapping services equip you to avoid hazardous utility strikes and protect your people, budget, and time.
With a nationwide network of SIM (Subsurface Investigation Methodology) certified Project Managers, we mobilize to provide the best private utility locating services in the United States.
Our expertise in mapping utilities and underground storage tank systems (USTs) prior to environmental drilling, directional drilling, soil borings, and the installation of monitoring wells makes us experts in our field. We take the guesswork out of utility locating by mapping utilities vertically and horizontally.
Soil borings are often performed to investigate underground soil conditions in areas contaminated by hazardous materials or waste. Refineries, gas stations, and former laundromats are common places for soil boring.
Direct push and stem-auger drilling are both commonly used methods for soil boring. Direct push drilling involves using hydraulic force to drive the drilling pipe into the ground and produces a cylinder-shaped sample of soil, while stem-auger drilling involves auguring flights of hollow pipe with teeth into the ground to obtain the soil sample.
Utility Locating Prior to Soil Boring & Directional Drilling
Soil boring is a critical process that requires the use of different methods, including Air Rotary, Mud Rotary, Water Rotary, and Sonic. When drilling or excavation occurs during the soil boring process, there is always a risk of striking an underground utility, which can turn out to be dangerous. That's why it's crucial to scan and locate all utilities before drilling or excavation activities are undertaken.
At GPRS, we are committed to achieving 100% subsurface damage prevention, protecting our customers from utility strikes and other related hazards. Our project managers are not only SIM certified but also have over 80 hours of classroom and hands-on training, with an additional 320 hours of mentorship in the field. These world-class field support training specialists ensure that our project managers locate utilities and provide clients with directional drilling and soil boring clearance.
By partnering with us, our customers receive precise and expertly communicated location data that accurately maps all underground facilities, minimizing risks on their job site before any digging or drilling takes place. Trust GPRS, and we'll protect you from all utility-related risks with our professional and reliable soil boring and directional drilling services.
Before any soil boring, directional drilling, or monitoring well installation, ensure the protection of your people, budget, and time by scheduling with GPRS’ nationwide network of Project Managers today.