Pool Construction Survey, Mapping & GPR

GPR and Locating Services for Pool Construction, Mapping, and Surveying

Every year you say you’re going to build that pool, especially when the heat index in Dallas hits triple digits.

You can imagine the clear blue oasis calling your name, begging you to take a dip. Visions swim through your head of pool parties and kids enjoying their school break. But the pool remains a fantasy. As much as a pool is an exciting prospect, it is also one of those big projects that can be so daunting to plan that you do not even know where to start.

Good news — the first step is to call Wood Inspection Services. We’ll use our unique expertise to help locate the perfect spot with our underground mapping equipment.

Unlike traditional land survey companies, which only scan the surface and property lines, we go deeper with ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic locating equipment. This technology uses radar pulses to create images up to 100 feet underground. Our technicians have decades of training to interpret these readouts and as such can identify unknown utility lines and even unmarked graves.

Understanding the Value of GPR Surveys and Mapping for Swimming Pool Construction

  • Enhanced Safety: Identify and avoid potential hazards such as utility lines, buried objects, or unstable soil conditions, ensuring a safe construction process.
  • Cost Savings: Prevent unexpected expenses and delays by uncovering hidden obstacles in advance, reducing the need for excavation modifications or repairs.
  • Time Efficiency: Streamline the construction timeline by accurately locating the optimal spot for the pool, avoiding unnecessary excavation or rework.
  • Precise Planning: Obtain detailed underground maps that assist in designing the pool layout, ensuring precise placement and alignment of features.
  • Long-Term Durability: By assessing soil conditions and identifying potential issues, GPR surveys help create a solid foundation for the pool, minimizing future maintenance and repairs.
before and after photograph of construction of underground swimming pool.

Who Can Benefit from GPR Services and Why?

Wood Inspection Services has performed surveys for a variety of swimming pool designs throughout Texas. We work with:

  • Homeowners: Ensure a smooth and efficient pool construction process while mitigating risks and potential future issues.
  • Pool Installers: Utilize GPR surveys and mapping to offer enhanced services to clients, demonstrating professionalism and commitment to quality.
  • Hotel Owners: Prioritize guest safety and avoid disruptions by accurately locating utilities and underground features before pool construction or renovations.
  • General Contractors: Enhance project planning and coordination by utilizing GPR services, minimizing delays and unexpected challenges.
  • Municipalities and Parks Departments: Optimize the development of public swimming pools, adhering to regulations, and ensuring safety for the community.

Notable Locations We Provide Pool Survey and Mapping Services

  • Dallas
  • Flower Mound
  • Highland Village 
  • Lewisville 
  • Southlake 
  • Grapevine 
  • Coppell 
  • The Colony 
  • Carrollton
  • Frisco

Whether you are planning a small backyard pool or an Olympic-sized swimming pool for the public, our GPR reports will provide peace of mind before construction begins.

According to HomeAdvisor, inground swimming pools can cost anywhere from $36,750 to $66,500. The Dallas Fort-Worth Metro is a more affordable market for inground pools with lots of choices of construction companies and installers. If building an above ground pool, costs are dramatically lower ranging from $700 to $3,600!

While you might already have a spot picked out for building a swimming pool, hidden obstructions such as underground utilities, fuel storage tanks and rocks could make construction difficult and delay installation.

This is typically the biggest difference in cost of inground swimming pools vs above ground: excavation.

A good foundation is important for building an inground pool — for instance, building on top of tree roots could lead to dangerous sinkholes underneath your pool in the future.

Wood Inspection can help you stay on the affordable end by creating 2D and 3D underground maps of your land so you can choose to excavate your pool in the most advantageous spot.

Do you really want to spend extra money and time removing unwieldy rocks and underground debris? Or would you rather get access to your pool ahead of schedule? No brainer!

Call on your swimming pool GPR experts today — we will use our GPR mapping to find the best land on your property for that oasis you’ve been dreaming of and send you on your way to making your dream swimming pool a reality.

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