Hitting the Mark: Explorer Camera Pinpoints Drainage Issue

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Hitting the Mark: Explorer Camera Pinpoints Drainage Issue

Problem: A manufacturing plant in Kentucky was having a drainage issue. The plant was bought from a previous owner, so the current occupants didn't have drawings of the sewer lines for the building. They did know that the system consisted of old, cast-iron pipes buried in dirt under 8 inches of concrete. The dirt was heavily compacted from years of heavy equipment being driven across the floor.

The company owner called Logan Higginson of A1 Septic & Plumbing Services in Henderson, Kentucky. Higginson used his Spartan locator and Spartan camera system to survey the pipes. He discovered that the entire plumbing structure ran underneath the 7-acre building. He was also able to use the locator to pinpoint the location of the problem. 

Solution: Scale buildup was causing debris to get caught in a pipe 7 feet underground. They would have to dig through the concrete and compacted dirt to get to the pipe and replace it, including use of trench boxes for safety since the pipe was so deep.

The owner was skeptical that A1 could tell him with such accuracy where the problem was. He agreed to have the work done with the stipulation that he would pay for it the first time, but if A1 missed their mark, they would be responsible for additional expenses.

Result: With the CEO and maintenance crew watching, digging started and A1 led them directly to the problem, including the accurate depth. "Having [them] looking over your shoulder, then hitting your mark is awesome" says Higginson. "I wish we would have gotten into this a long time ago." 


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