Utility Locating

  • RCC scans an area with a ground-penetrating radar to locate private utilities in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • RCC locates a water line in preparation for an AT&T bore. The water department was unable to locate the water line.
  • RCC uses a ground-penetrating radar and vacuum excavator to pothole a gas line in Fort Smith, Ark.

RCC locates underground utilities for businesses, hospitals, schools, manufacturing plants, prison facilities, state and federal government facilities and homeowners. We are the only Arkansas utility contractor that locates private utilities across the state. Our ground-penetrating radar system (GPRs) is designed to help facility owners and contractors locate communication cables, utility conduit and piping including PVC pipes. We can locate beneath soil, rock, pavements or other surfaces. The use of both GRP technology and traditional radio detection equipment gives you the best picture of your underground site. Call 501-626-2801 for a free estimate today!

When our team comes to locate your utilities, we use both radio detection equipment and ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Radio detection equipment is the traditional unit consisting of a base unit and wand that will locate metallic pipe, live electrical current, tracer wire or communication wire. Our GPR allows us to locate utilities or structures that are non-metallic or that don't have a trace wire.

Utility locating is serious business. Don't make the costly mistake of not calling for utility locates. One cut gas line or fiber could make the difference in your profit. Always call Arkansas OneCall before you dig around public utilities.

Some utility lines are undetectable and the only sure method of locating utilities is visually identifying them by excavation. We also provide vacuum excavation services for those needing to visually identify utility lines.

How does ground-penetrating radar work?

Ground-penetrating radar is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from the subsurface structures. GPR can be used in a variety of media, including rock, soil, pavements and structures.

Optimal depth penetration is achieved in sandy soils or materials such as granite, limestone, concrete or any rock structure.