Encompass Inspections provides a variety of in house investigation services that blend cutting edge technology, experienced and certified technicians, and a flawless safety record, all in an effort to accomplish every job safely, quickly, and economically.
Our processes and procedures minimize down time, unnecessary expenses, and the risk associated with previous methods. Our tools allow us to access data on site during locating projects, helping us work more efficiently out in the field. Our certified technicians can be on site within 24 hours, saving you time and money before we even begin working through the project. Some our services include:
Ground Penetrating Radar and Concrete X-Ray
Ground Penetrating Radar is an extremely accurate, state of the art technology used to scan concrete in order to locate post tension cables, rebar, and conduits within a concrete slab. GPR is also used in void detection and is very safe and non-destructive, cutting out the downtime often required in traditional detection applications.
Allows internal inspections of piping, duct work, and cavities via camera snake and monitor. This time saving, investigative tool also allows for marking of potential or current issues and documents data that can be recorded for the customer.
Locates slab leaks, underground water leaks, and various other leaks by using acoustic and digital methods. Actually hearing where the leaks are allows us to quickly isolate the problems and efficiently fix them.
Utility Location (RD)
Locates conductive utilities with Radio Detection (RD) and marks existing utilities with corresponding Blue Stake paint colors. Metal, concrete, and plastic materials used in underground lines can be easily located, thereby preemptively eliminating many of the issues that arise when dealing with buried mains.
Utility Locating (GPR)
Uses Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate conductive and non-conductive utilities where the utilities’ origin/destination is unknown. The lower frequency used in this type of application allows us to locate targets faster and more effectively than traditional applications.
Electromagnetic Induction (EMI)
Is the geophysical process using a large antenna array to locate subsurface structures by monitoring changes in ground conductivity. EMI safely and quickly utilizes transmitter and receiver coils to send and receive signals to locate anomalies, using the data to allow mapping of the commonality of the conductivity.
The above services, techniques and methods we provide are commonly used to locate and determine sizes of:
- Post-tension cables and rebar buried in concrete
- Conduit sizes and locations
- Slab thicknesses
- Voids underground and in concrete
- Electrical and fiber optic lines
- Gas, water and electrical utilities
- Cable, phone and low voltage lighting
- Large item boundaries like septic tanks and cisterns
Encompass Inspections is the clear choice when it comes to employing state of the art techniques, offering certified technicians on-site within 24 hours, and utilizing safe, efficient utility location methods. Our record of proven dependability and exemplary customer service just makes that decision even easier.