Misconceptions About Underground Utility Construction

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There are some that might not be aware, but there is a complex system of pipes, cables, and other channels conveying water, digital data, gas, and electricity just underneath the ground people walk on. This network of utility lines plays a crucial role in everyday activities. This makes underground utility construction a complex job. Unfortunately, there are still some reservations about this method of utility construction.

Federal EC offers quality pipe rehabilitation in Atlanta, GA, and we proudly stand behind our work. Unfortunately, there are certain misconceptions regarding the type of work we do that hinder potential clients from reaping the benefits of underground utilities. Today, we will debunk these myths.

The Ground Penetrating Radar Can Detect All Underground Utilities

A Ground Penetrating Radar, also known as GPR, is a powerful tool used to detect underlying features such as drums, tanks, and pipes. However, it does have its limitations. It has limited penetration depth and encounters challenges in the interpretation of data in certain subsurface circumstances. Be that as it may, it still excels in what it’s been designed to do, and we can confidently utilize it in case services such as a storm drain rehabilitation is needed.

Non-metallic Utilities are Undetectable

Nowadays, we have radars that can detect even non-metallic utilities within accessible subsurface conditions. So projects such as trenchless pipe lining can be carried out safely.

If You’ve Already Done Utility Mapping, You Don’t Need It for Future Projects

The findings of an underground utility locating procedure are not final. Often, the depth of your CIPP pipe lining, fiber cables, and other utilities can change due to natural forces, including soil erosion. Also, new utilities might be laid down after your previous locating exercise. 

Federal EC is well-renowned when it comes to underground utility construction location and trenchless pipe lining in Atlanta, GA. Contact us to get reliable services.


When you need top-quality pipe inspection and repair services in the greater Atlanta area and Charlotte, North Carolina, don’t think twice about getting in touch with us here at Federal EC. Our pipe specialists would be more than happy to assist you with all of your project requirements. Contact our team today by calling us or filling out the online form. Federal EC serves Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. We look forward to working with you.

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