Today’s underground environment is not only comprised of primary service networks – but often with unexpected and unique systems as well. Private Utility Locating Solutions, Incorporated (PULS, Inc.) specializes in marking and mapping utility lines that fall outside of the One-Call system for both design and construction uses. PULS, Inc. services provide contractors and property owners the utility marking and identification necessary to complete their work with confidence, avoiding problems that can shut down a work site. Engineers and designers have come to rely upon PULS to ensure that their plans accurately reflect all utilities present – preventing costly construction delays.


The increasing density of buried utility structures, the success of one-call systems in raising awareness and amplified concerns by individuals regarding liability issues has increasingly led to the need for private utility location services like PULS, Inc.

Private utilities can be found on military bases, college campuses, in industrial areas and mobile-home parks, on the properties of single and multi-family homes, shopping centers and sometimes in the road right-of-way. PULS, Inc. employs a variety of utility locating services tools and underground utility locating tools that provide safety, damage prevention and design conflict identification to projects for the engineering community, manufacturing facilities, independent contractors and government agencies.

The services that PULS provides include but are not limited to: Ground Penetrating Radar Services, Electromagnetic Utility Locating, Vacuum Excavation, CCTV Pipeline Inspection, Concrete Ground Penetrating Radar, Utility Surveying, and Gas/Propane Leak Detection.

Ground Penetrating Radar Services (GPR)

GPR services are an optimal and cost-effective way to determine the existence of buried objects without excavation. Radio waves are utilized to scan the soil and are reflected back to the antenna. Soil variations and possible buried objects alter the patterns of the deflected radio waves. These produce digital images of the reflection, not the object itself. Our highly trained technicians are experienced in interpreting the waves to confirm the presence of an object. Read More.

Electromagnetic Utility Locating

In this technology, the transmitter sends a signal that can detect insulated metal cables or pipes, such as telephone, tracer wires, gas and water piping, security and fire safety systems, and more. Read More.

Vacuum Excavation

This method is considered a safe, fast, non-destructive way to safely locate and excavate buried utilities. Air pressure is used to break up soil to be vacuumed away. It eliminates the risk of damage to underground utility lines, pipes, etc. Read More.

CCTV Pipeline Inspection

Closed Circuit TV provides high-resolution images that detail the conditions within conduit and pipes. Read More.

Concrete Ground Penetrating Radar (C-GPR)

Using high frequencies, Concrete GPR is designed to scan concrete floors, walls, columns and other structures. Read More.

Utility Surveying

Map the location of utility structures, markings, underground storage tanks and test hole locations. Read More.

Leak Detection – Gas/Propane

PULS performs DOT Pipeline Safety Regulation-compliant surveys. Read More.

For more information regarding Private Utility Locating Solutions, please fill out the contact form or speak with one of our representatives, at (800) 883-6855.

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