GPRS Locates Buried Electrical Manhole in Newport News, VA

GPRS was called to help locate a buried manhole cover for a contractor. The contractor was replacing old electrical lines and could not find the existing manholes. The contractor had plans showing where the manholes should be, and dug in the areas shown on the map. They were unsuccessful in finding them. GPRS came out and located the electrical lines and made marks on the ground to find the path of the buried lines. After the lines were located Ground Penetrating Radar was the used to give a depth of the buried lines. As GPRS was following the buried electrical line we were also on the lookout for any anomalies that represented a buried manhole. Upon halfway through the scanning process we came upon an area where we believed the manhole was buried and marked that area (top picture). After completing the scan of the entire area, the contractor decided to dig the area that we had marked out at 1 ½’ deep. After digging in the area, they found the manhole exactly in the spot we marked out at and found it at the exact depth (bottom picture).

If you need any utility locating in the Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, or the Hampton Roads Area in Virginia please contact Bryan Housand at 757-335-1789 or at Bryan.Housand@GPRSINC.com

(Upon halfway through the scanning process we came upon an area where we believed the manhole was buried and marked that area)

(After digging in the area, they found the manhole exactly in the spot we marked out at and found it at the exact depth)

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