GPRS is Committed to the Highest Level of Safety

From new hire to company President – everyone at GPRS is responsible for job site safety.  We believe our safety vision defines who we are and our safety records set us apart. Contractors in the central Florida area and Orlando know to call GPRS when they need to know what lies beneath the surface of concrete. They trust us to keep their jobsite safe and their project on time and within budget.

One of those contractors was planning to install new support beams within a large concrete structure. They needed multiple surface areas scanned adding up to roughly 720 square feet that was located forty feet high and could only be accessed by scissor lift.  They reached out to GPRS to scan the concrete to locate rebar, post tension cables and all unknown reinforcing steel.

GPRS worked together with the contractor and decided to use a specialty GSSI built scanner that is specifically designed to scan large concrete surfaces located in high places. The scope of the project lasted two full days of working on the lift.  Once the scanning was complete the GPRS technician marked all findings on the surface with permanent marker and discussed the results with the engineer so they could determine how to layout the anchors to support the weight of the beams. The beams were successfully installed in the concrete structure without incident.

For more information, to request a quote or to schedule your next project contact Nathan Schmoe at 407.232.5602 or nate.schmoe@gp-radar.com.  For a complete listing of our nationwide locations, visit www.gp-radar.com.

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Abandoned UST’s and Associated Utilities Located for Environmental Firm

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems in Chicago was contacted by a local environmental firm to scan an area to locate several underground storage tanks suspected to be remaining from a previous usage on the property. The reason GPR scans are used on areas like this is to provide a cost effective and a productive means to determine what is below the surface at the site.  This information can then be used to help remediate and rehab the site for use today.

GPRS was able to locate the suspected underground tanks along with several utilities and pipes that were associated with the UST’s in question.

Underground storage tank and utility locating is a common application for GPRS technicians.   If you have any questions regarding the use of Ground Penetrating Radar for concrete scanning or underground imaging on your job site in the Chicagoland area or Northwest Indiana, please contact John Lause at 312-485-7725 or john.lause@gp-radar.com.

Abandoned UST’s and Associated Utilities Located for Environmental Firm

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Coring Areas Cleared to Install Electric Vehicle Chargers in Parking Garage

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. – GPRS – of Southern California was contacted by an electrical company to scan for rebar in a parking garage prior to coring (10) 2” holes for new electrical vehicle chargers. We scanned 2’x2’ areas for all locations and we marked all findings on the surface with keel. In the areas scanned, we found that the slab was roughly 12” thick and consisted of 2 layers of rebar at 12” on center.

GPR scanning is a great tool to use for post tension cables, rebar, and conduits; it can also be used to scan for underground utilities prior to digging or excavating. GPRS has offices throughout the entire state of California and performs projects in cities like; Ventura, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Lancaster and the greater Los Angeles area. Please contact Freddy Espinal at 805-729-5877 or freddy.espinal@gp-radar.com to learn more about ground penetrating radar and how GPRS can assist in your projects.

Coring Areas Cleared to Install Electric Vehicle Chargers in Parking Garage

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GPR Combined with RD Ensures All Anomalies are Identified

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems-Oklahoma works extensively with contractors. Prior to excavation, Jay Tate-GPRS Oklahoma was contacted to locate utilities at a local gas station. Multiple lines were located using Ground Penetrating Radar and the Radio Detection device. Since GPR shows data in real time, the results were communicated to the customer with the location and depths shown using paint. GPRS provides knowledge of what lies beneath the surface. Using GPRS reduces risk and cost, promotes a safe work environment, and provides non-destructive testing by locating materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, and reinforcing steel.

Our Mission is to provide solutions
to the critical problems our customers
face regarding the location of hidden
elements in concrete and underground.

For utility locating in Oklahoma: Catoosa, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Glenpool, Tahlequah, Collinsville, Owasso, Okmulgee, Verdigris, Claremore, Miami, Bixby, Sapulpa, Muskogee, Sand Springs, Bartlesville, Broken Arrow please call 918.779.8323 or email jay.tate@gp-radar.com

For utility locating in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Bethany, Norman, Stillwater, Lawton, Ardmore, Elk City, Guthrie, Kingfisher, Altus, Weatherford, Duncan, Durant, Enid, Yukon,  Shawnee and Edmond area call 405.815.7415 or email mike.kuebbeler@gp-radar.com.

GPR Combined with RD Ensures All Anomalies are Identified1 GPR Combined with RD Ensures All Anomalies are Identified2

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GPRS Locates the Paths of Embedded Conduits & Rebar

Prior to core drilling concrete elevated slabs, it’s imperative to determine what is embedded in the slab. In many instances during construction of buildings, conduits & other utilities will be placed in the actual pour of the concrete floor. In some cases, the structural integrity of a building could be compromised if any reinforcing steel is cut. Knowing the pattern of reinforcing steel is extremely important in those cases.

For this project a general contractor had to core drill multiple holes in numerous areas throughout a college dormitory in Ann Arbor, MI which was being updated. They needed to identify any existing utilities and the location of any reinforcing steel that was embedded in the concrete. The contractor couldn’t afford to have any existing utilities or reinforcing steel compromised during the process.

GPRS for the Ann Arbor & Detroit market was contacted to conduct a GPR investigation of the floor to locate any utilities & reinforcing steel prior to the core drilling being conducted. GPRS was able to scan the different areas with a 1600 MHz high resolution antenna & determine if any live power was passing through using the RD8000 (Radio Detection Device). They marked the paths of existing conduits & reinforcing steel passing through the proposed areas directly on the surface and communicated all findings with the contractor to ensure understanding of the markings.

For more information, to request a quote or to schedule your next project, contact Regional Manager of Michigan, Thaddeus Bullock 734.377.4551 or Thaddeus.bullock@gp-radar.com.  For a complete listing of our nationwide locations, visit www.gp-radar.com.

GPRS Locates the Paths of Embedded Conduits & Rebar 1 GPRS Locates the Paths of Embedded Conduits & Rebar 2

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GPRS Proves to be More Accurate Than GPR Company Previously Hired

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Omaha, Nebraska was contracted to locate utilities and tension cables in a concrete slab prior to core drilling.  Upon arriving at the site it was evident that the previously hired GPR company’s technician (green paint lines) needed more training, and had inaccurately marked several PT cables as well as a conduit.  Thanks to the high standards of training GPRS requires, Jonathan Deputy was able to accurately map the rebar, conduit, and tension cable in the remaining areas (marked with black).  The company was able to core drill with no incidents, keeping the jobsite safe and on time.

GPR is the best technology to locate post tension cables, conduits, and reinforcement within concrete slabs.  Utilizing GPR on your project can help to mitigate costly repairs, prevent severe injuries, and also maintain the integrity of the building.

GPRS of Omaha is available to provide the concrete scanning and private utility locating needs in Nebraska and Iowa. For more information, to request a quote or to schedule your next project contact Jonathan Deputy at jonathan.deputy@gp-radar.com or 402-506-0815.  For a complete listing of our nationwide locations, visit
www.gp-radar.com.

GPRS Proves to be More Accurate Than GPR Company Previously Hired

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Remodeling Project at Tennessee State Capitol Requires Expertise of GPRS

Remodeling Project at Tennessee State Capitol Requires Expertise of GPRSA local engineering company was in the beginning stages of a remodeling project on the front lawn of the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, TN. They recently contacted GPRS to help locate utilities prior to installing ground monitoring points. Grid scans with the 400 MHz ground penetrating radar antenna were performed to locate all potential utilities within the proposed areas. GPRS also utilizes a radio detection device which helps in locating live electrical power and communication lines.  Ground penetrating radar is an accurate and effective way to help locate underground utility lines or any other material that may be underground.

Jeremy Martin is the project manager for GPRS operations in the middle Tennessee region. He can be reached by phone at 615.854.2383 or by email at jeremy.martin@gp-radar.com.  For a complete listing of our nationwide locations, visit www.gp-radar.com.

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UST’s Beneath the Surface Undetected for Years are Identified

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Virginia was utilized to detect underground storage tanks (UST’s) in Richmond, VA near the Richmond Squirrels Stadium.  A property owner needed assistance in locating any UST’s for a client. They called Project Manager Josiah Donaldson of GPRS, Inc. to scan the property. Josiah verified the location and direction of any possible UST’s on site and was able to see what the client could not and verified the location of UST’s that had long since been forgotten underground.

GPRS of Virginia performs GPR concrete and ground scanning to locate underground storage tanks, utilities, and subsurface anomalies. Whether you are locating utilities or satisfying the bank’s questions about any subsurface surprises, GPRS has your answers.  For UST and utility locating projects in Richmond, Williamsburg, or Hampton, VA contact Josiah Donaldson at josiah.donaldson@gp-radar.com or call 804-393-8744 or 757-319-1903.

UST’s Beneath the Surface Undetected for Years are Identified

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