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Pipe and Cable Locate

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No Marks Left Behind

We leave jobsites without any spray paint or marks left on the road.

Ground Penetrating Radar

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Locate Reimagined

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Non-Invasive

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Eco-Friendly

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Low Cost, High Quality

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Pipe and Cable Locate

Optim is able to use five different locate methods including Conductive Mode, Inductive Mode, Passive Mode, Sonde Insertion, and Tracing Wire. Utility locating is performed based on a transmitter emitting an electromagnetic wave into a metallic utility and a receiver being tuned to detect a change in the wave. A magnetic field is created by the transmitter with the output frequency determining the distance the wave travels, the ability to identify a utility, and the depth of detection. The electromagnetic wave transmitted into the utility will leak away with distance as the impedance to the ground will be reduced.

Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar(GPR) is a non-invasive method that uses electromagnetic waves in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum to detect subsurface materials.  GPR is utilized as one of Optim’s geophysical methods that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface.  GPR is applicable in a variety of environments including rock, soil, water, pavement, and ice. Utilities can be located in the subsurface by an electromagnetic wave being transmitted from the GPR and reflected back.