SitRep Services has been serving clients in the Atlanta area with precision, speed, expertise, and experience for many years. Our name, SitRep, comes from the term “situation report.” As a veteran-owned company, we know how important it is to be thorough in providing the information you need before you dig.
We are committed to providing the highest-quality services to each one of our residential, commercial, and industrial clients. When you need utilities tagged, we know that you need it done quickly. We can often accommodate your same-day or next-day locating needs. We want you to be confident to call us as soon as you know you need an area scanned.
In this article, we want to reintroduce ourselves and answer what and who is SitRep Solutions?
Who Is SitRep Services in Atlanta?
SitRep Services is your go-to source for utility locating, concrete scanning, ground-penetrating radar, and ground fault locating. Before you dig, you need to know what you’re getting into.
Before you dive deeper, drill, cut, core, or excavate, you need to know what’s in the ground.
The 811 “call before you dig” service alerts public utilities to designate their own service lines from “meter to main,” but that’s usually not all the information you’ll need to finish your project safely. That’s where we come in with the equipment and expertise to ensure you get all the data you need to make informed decisions about where and how to dig.
What is the Difference Between SitRep and 811 – Call Before You Dig?
The differences between us and 811 are substantial. The 811 services aren’t meant to be used to find utilities. Instead, they tell your key public utility companies (gas, water, electricity, and telecommunications) that they must come to your land to locate their facilities. You must call 811 at least a few days ahead of time, and it will not discover privately-held facilities on your property or other barriers that may obstruct your project.
The SitRep Difference: “Whereas Private Utility Locating services are often available same, or next-day and can find all the utilities and other obstacles with a single call, single visit and you get to deal directly with the locator professional. While calling 811 before you dig is the law, for more details and to find targets beyond public utilities (the scope of 811), you should seriously consider a professional underground utility locator service.”
What Does SitRep Do?
While these are some of our main services, you can find more about what we do on our website.
Ground Penetrating Radar
“A ground-penetrating radar is an instrument designed to detect electromagnetic contrasts in the soil and contains a transmitting antenna and a receiving antenna which allow it to send and detect electromagnetic waves at given frequencies.” – ScienceDirect.
Ground-Penetrating radar is a state-of-the-art technology that allows us to find things under surfaces that could be problematic for digging, drilling, cutting, and coring. This is an important service that goes much deeper than what you’ll find from the 811 service.
It is impossible to overstate the necessity of competent Private Utility/UST Locating Services in subsurface excavation operations. It not only ensures quick and successful work but also considerably decreases the danger of utility strikes and potential accidents on the job site.
Don’t rely on the often inaccurate visual inspection and record searching methods to identify and locate underground obstructions. Instead, SitRep Private Utility/UST Locating Services uses cutting-edge technology and innovative ground-penetrating-radar equipment, which can find objects that radio detection alone cannot find. Additionally, GPR allows us to identify the depth of your obstacles which radio-detection also cannot offer.
Our concrete scanning services can help you find and avoid cutting or coring embedded reinforcing steel, electrical, and communication lines, saving you money and time.
Concrete scanning services include conduit mapping, post-tension layout, and rebar mapping, to name a few. Our project manager and office staff are well-trained, skilled, and experienced, and they are always ready to provide exactly what you need to reduce risk and ensure employee safety.
Ground Fault Locating
The last thing you want to do when digging is severing cables or wires. This can be dangerous, costly, and set your project behind. Ground fault locating services are crucial for ensuring your project stays on track and is as profitable as possible.
How We Serve Residential Clients
“Do you have a swimming pool with supply or control lines; a septic tank, private well or spring; landscape lighting, propane tank, detached shed or deck with power, water or gas?”- Frequently Asked Questions.
These and a slew of other circumstances demonstrate why you should call more than 811 before digging anywhere on your property. From your meter to the main connection point, public utilities should designate their lines. However, you are most likely liable for those lines after the meter, as well as anything else that is not held by a public utility company, such as those listed above.
Many residential clients call us just to locate objects like their septic tanks. While this seems simple, if you moved into a home or property with an existing septic system, it is uncommon to be unfamiliar with its exact location in your yard. Before you build a deck, work on your drainage, or do any sort of digging, you need to know where it is. That’s where we can help.
How We Serve Commercial/Industrial Clients?
Depending on the size and location of your facilities, you may already be aware of the maze of numerous utilities and other impediments that keep it running. Steam plants, gas lines, parking lot lighting, private communication, network chases, and so forth. The 811 call-before-you-dig service does not detect any of these things. You need real ground-penetrating radar services.
Furthermore, you don’t have time to wait. Businesses and industrial facilities needed this key information yesterday. Our team is poised to act fast, typically servicing clients in Atlanta and surrounding areas within one to three days.
What is Our Service Area?
We are based in Atlanta, Georgia, and serve the entire metro area and beyond. Some of the locations we have served include:
- Downtown Atlanta, GA
- Midtown Atlanta, GA
- Buckhead, GA
- Decatur, GA
- College Park, GA
- Marietta, GA
- Alpharetta, GA
- Athens, GA
- Augusta, GA
- Chattanooga, TN
- Rome, GA
- Upstate, SC
- Birmingham, AL
If you don’t see your city or region on the list, please feel free to reach out. We have a pretty wide radius, and we can help with a variety of needs.
When Do You Need to Schedule Service?
We can schedule service when it is convenient for you if you provide us with enough notice, but if you need it right away, we will do our best to meet your schedule. Availability on the same or next day is not guaranteed and may be limited depending on the time of day and location of the job site.
Contact us before you:
- Drill or make changes to concrete
- Make repairs to your foundation, crawlspace, or basement
- Begin building a deck
- Install a driveway or patio
- Build roads or parking lots on your property
- Install fencing or landscaping at your home or business
- Make repairs to your septic tank or well
Our process is simple:
- Step 1: Make An Appointment: Contact us with your project details to request your location. Call, text, email, complete the contact form, or use the new Client Hub.
- Step 2: We’ll Find The Obstacles: We’ll scan your ground surface, concrete wall, or slab to identify the utilities or other obstacles you need to avoid with our ground-penetrating radar equipment.
- Step 3: You Dig With Confidence: With the location and depths of obstacles marked, you can cut, dig, drill or excavate safely with confidence. Let SitRep Services handle your utility locating.
SitRep Services is your trusted source for finding out what’s in the ground or beneath the surface before you dig, drill, cut, or core. We help you have the confidence that when you do break ground, you won’t be doing damage to want’s underneath. Our services keep your project moving without costly repairs and delays.
If you need to know what’s below the surface before you dig, schedule SitRep for fast and reliable services today.