Case Study - Clegg Construction Ltd
Buried Tank Detection
Whilst putting piles into the ground for a new building at Aston Student's Union site, construction workers discovered an 11m deep brick well.
Onsite work had to stop due to the unexpected void discovery and the client was in need of a quick survey solution to get the project up and running again.
SUMO Geophysics conducted a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey (GPR) on-site.
Thankfully (for the client) the GPR survey didn’t find any further voids, but did identify 3 buried targets of interest: a concrete slab at 400mm deep, a gas pipe at 800mm deep and a fuel tank at 800mm deep, which could have created further delays for the client.
Due to the urgency of the situation, SUMO's team were on site within 4 hours of the client contacting us.
The survey was also conducted in 4 hours including on site interpretation and post-process of the data.
The site was up and running again shortly after and progressed without further incident.
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