Summit Environmental Services S.U.E. crews utilize electromagnetic and ground penetrating radar to identify underground utilities for a wide variety of industries and types of projects. From preliminary concept and design to construction our S.U.E. crews have the experience and state-of-the-art geophysical equipment to provide our clients quality service every time.

Ground Penetrating Radar (G.P.R.)

Ground Penetrating Radar can be used to locate non-metallic targets that are not detectable using conventional locating equipment. GPR can assist in determining the location of underground storage tanks, unmarked graves and voids under concrete or asphalt parking lots or roadways.

Test Holes

Once the utilities within the requested area have been designated our crews can continue the subsurface exploration using vacuum excavation. Vacuum excavation is a nondestructive method to expose underground utilities to collect depth, condition and verify size of target utilities. The information collected will be provided to the client in a Test Hole Report. 

Example Test Hole Report

Vacuum Trenching

Vacuum trenching can be used to trench in areas where the amount of utilities or the critical nature of the service they provide requires the safest method of excavation. By excavating with this method there is no risk of damaging existing utilities during construction. Utilizing air to excavate allows us to use the soil removed during excavation as backfill.