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SERVICES

Vermont Underground Locators Utility Location Services

UTILITY LOCATING

We locate all types of conductive buried lines via electromagnetic induction equipment. This includes telephone, coaxial cable, fiber optic cables (when they are jacketed or accompanied by a tracer wire), power, and gas lines. We can also locate most water, sewer, and storm drain lines using various techniques.

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LAND SURVEYING & UTILITY MAPPING

Upon request, we can survey the locations and attributes of each of the utilities that we locate and produce quality maps. We can provide maps or other digital survey location data in various formats compatible with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Google Maps, etc. We have the ability to locate using a variety of GPS and conventional survey methods and have a licensed land surveyor who supervises all mapping services.

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WATER LEAK DETECTION

Finding water leaks is more than half the battle in repairing them, and it takes years of experience to find leaks accurately. We can save you time and money by having the source of the leak located before you start digging. We have experienced technicians who have a proven track record of finding leaks and saving money for our clients.

CAMERA PIPE INSPECTION

Our pipe camera inspection service can not only find breaks, incursions, and defects, we can produce video with distance markings, and locate and mark the line above ground complete with indication of damaged sections or pipe location.

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GROUND PENETRATING RADAR

Ground Penetrating Radar, or GPR for short, allows us to find utilities that until recently were determined to be “un-locatable”. PVC pipes, clay tile, underground tanks, and many other structures can now be located with great accuracy depending on certain site conditions. We utilize the industry standard, GSSI Model 623 UtilityScanTM, which helps us do utility detection, UST locating, road inspection, and much more! We also recently added a GSSI MiniXT portable concrete scanner for use in finding rebar, post tensioning rods, and conduits within concrete wall and floor slabs.

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VACUUM EXCAVATION

VTUL can perform vacuum excavation (aka potholing) using a trailer mounted vacuum and pressure washer to safely locate critical utilities in a non-destructive manner. This method of utility locating allows for more precision and can be used to get exact location and depth as well as verify type of utility materials and condition. Contact us for more info.

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HYDRANT FLUSHING, TESTING AND REPAIRS

We can help make sure hydrants are working properly and make repairs as needed. Hydrants should be inspected and flushed annually to ensure they are in proper working order in an emergency. Our technician can also make sure your hydrants are not leaking. We provide flow & pressure testing needed for design engineers looking to permit changes to the water system, including any reporting required.

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ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS

We use a Geonics EM61 Mark II, which is a powerful time domain metal detector that is able to detect both ferrous and non-ferrous metal using a single transmitter coil and two receiver coil. It generates a magnetic field from the transmitter inducing eddy currents in nearby metal objects. The Geonics EM-61 Mark II detects a single 200-litre (55 gal) drum at a depth of over 3 meters (10 feet) beneath the instrument, yet is relatively insensitive to nearby cultural interference, such as fences, buildings and power lines. Response is a single, sharply defined peak, greatly facilitating quick & accurate location of the target. Depth of the target can usually be estimated from the width of the response.

ONLINE WORK REQUEST

VTUL can perform vacuum excavation (aka potholing) using a trailer mounted vacuum and pressure washer to safely locate critical utilities in a non-destructive manner. This method of utility locating allows for more precision and can be used to get exact location and depth as well as verify type of utility materials and condition. Contact us for more info.