Private Utility Locating and GPR Services 

We utilize GPR and Electromagnetic Induction to provide a more comprehensive locate.

NU Locating provides private utility locating services for Wyoming and the surrounding area. Our services should be used in conjuction with your state 811 One Call system. Locations that will likely need a private utility locate include agricultural, educational, residential, commercial and industrial properties.
  1. GPR Ground Penetrating Radar Technology
    Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Technology
    Unlike standard locating equipment, GPR can locate both metallic and nonmetallic buried objects. This capability greatly reduces the risk of damaging underground utilities made of fiberglass, PVC, Concrete or other nonmetallic materials. GPR is also a nonintrusive utility locating method, unlike pot holing, and is appropriate for most sites. However, soils composed of high amounts of clay and heavily saturated soils greatly limit the performance of GPR. A general rule of thumb for the size of utility that can accurately be detected by GPR, is that every foot in depth equals an inch in utility diameter. For example, a utility with 4 inches in diameter is the smallest utility that can be detected at 4 feet. These limitations are important to consider, and we have access to resources that will help us work with you to determine what is best suited for your location.
  2. Pipe and Cable Locator Line Detection
    Electromagnetic Induction Technology
    At NU Locating, we use handheld electromagnetic induction technology. This is also known as a Pipe & Cable Locator, and is considered standard utility locating equipment. Pipe & Cable Locators can detect metallic lines such as electric, fiber optics, some water lines and gas lines. Pipe & Cable Locators can also locate nonmetal utilities that have a tracer wire installed. There are two methods that can be used when locating utilities with a Pipe & Cable Locator. They are the direct or indirect methods, also known as the conductive and inductive methods. If no above surface access to the utility can be directly connected to, a signal can be induced into the ground above the line. The induction method is the least accurate of the two methods, but it is a great option for more difficult locates. We consider all of the factors mentioned above when determining the best approach to locate your utilities.

Ground Penetrating Radar Applications

Concrete and Rebar Inspection

Void Detection

Leak Detection

Geophysical Investigation ​​

UST Investigation

Archaeology

Forensics

Military Applications

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