Utility mapping identifies the location and label of subsurface utilities, and CAD drawings present a clear picture of the construction site and its underground features. Using GPS technologies, we can build and construct CAD drawings of the existing underground and overhead utilities on your job site, either from scratch or layered on top of existing CAD drawings. This is the best way to ensure that your whole team is informed and on the same page before digging or drilling.
How Does Utility Mapping Work?
Our process for creating utility maps begins with a complete scan of the designated area using electromagnetic and ground penetrating radar equipment. Our goal is to find not only what is known to exist, but to also find utilities that no one knows are there. Once we have identified the horizontal location of all the locatable utilities, we collect GPS data of the area for the more precise scaled drawing.
For even more comprehensive data, we can also use our vacuum excavation service to expose any utility, which would include the vertical measurement of the utility, as well as the size, condition, and material type. Our experienced engineering staff then compiles the data into a legible, user friendly CAD drawing that can be used to reference the underground utilities in the project area. This CAD drawing can then be layered on top of your existing CAD drawings to provide a complete picture of your job site.
We not provide geophysical, geological, land surveying or engineering services. If you need such services, please contact an appropriate professional.