More About GeoTech Utility Locating LLC.
GeoTech Utility Locating LLC was established in 2001 to provide the highest quality and most cost-effective utility locating services available in the field today. GeoTech offers professional services to the private and public sector in and around San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.
GeoTech’s goal is to provide our clients with timely, technically sound utility locating services that meet the client’s needs. We are committed to using quality principles to satisfy our client’s expectations and help our clients succeed in their business.
GeoTech currently holds a small business certification with the State of California and is also listed as a small-business enterprise with Contra Costa County. GeoTech Utility Locating LLC. has a team of experts ready to provide support and advice for any questions or special requests you may have, so feel free to give us a call.
GeoTech Utility Locating Services
GeoTech Utility Locating LLC’s surveys are performed by personnel possessing competency consistent with applicable industry standards. GeoTech uses Locating and Marking Best Practices, part of the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices which complies with the laws in California.
Read below to learn about the range of services we provide.
GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR)
Conventional ground penetrating radar will locate metallic and non-metallic lines provided that the soil conditions are suitable. The GPR unit is limited by the soil conditions at the site and the diameter of the utility lines or conduits. The GPR equipment sends continuous electromagnetic pulses through the earth or other structures, receives the reflected waves back from subsurface structures, and displays the results to construct a “picture above” of the subsurface structures. In some instances, GPR can be useful identifying potential targets even if the utility is not visible, for example identifying an underlying trench line.
ELECTROMAGNETIC (EM) LOCATING TECHNOLOGIES
The EM equipment consist of transmitter and receiver. The transmitter applies a signal set to a specific frequency, to a utility line or any insulated metallic line. The transmitted signal is picked up by the receiver, which is tuned to the same frequency. This technology will locate all metallic lines, including electrical, gas, CATV, telephone, steel or ductile iron pipes.
ACAD UTILITY MAPPING
Utilities are often times hit mistakenly because of inaccurate maps and records of utilities in the vicinity. More and more utilities are being placed underground adding to a spider’s web of new and old utility lines. Excavation near or in these areas add to the risk of hitting these lines and bringing down vital services. That is why locating utility lines completely and accurately is so important, providing a cost-effective way of doing business in this age of dependence on electricity, phone and other utilities.
GeoTech Utility Locating Clients
GeoTech Utility Locating LLC has worked on many prominent Bay Area projects including schools, universities and municipalities. Our many clients include:
UC Berkeley - Mills College - Engie Services - DPR Construciton - Lathrope Construction - Ransome Company - Ranger Pipelines - BSK Assoiciates - Rodan Builders - Kister, Savio & Rei, Inc. - Kleinfelder Inc.- Engeo - Murray Engineers -Moran Engineering, BKF - Kier+Wright - Lea & Braze Engineering - Alten Construction - Barnum & Cellillo Electric and many more.
References are available on request. GeoTech currently holds a small business certification with the State of California and is also listed as a small-business enterprise with Contra Costa County. GeoTech Utility Locating LLC has a team of experts ready to provide support and advice for any questions or special requests you may have, so feel free to give us a call if you need.