Scanning Foundation for Stability Before Equipment Installation

The Elliott Group is installing a Toshiba TMD-20 CNC machine. Weighing in at 61,730 lbs., the Toshiba TMD-20 needs a foundation 3 ft. thick. Before installing the foundation for the new machine, The Elliott Group had GPRS come in and scan the location prior to excavation. In the past when removing existing concrete, The Elliott Group found large air voids that they were not prepared for. Having GPRS in before any work was completed, they were able to know of any voids and conduits imbedded in the concrete.

For GPR projects or quotes in the Pittsburgh area or western Pennsylvania, contact Jacob Lammott at 412-292-3266, email jake.lammott@gp-radar.com, or visit www.gp-radar.com.

Scanning Foundation for Stability Before Equipment Installation

Locating Fuel Lines at a Marina in Surfside Beach, TX

Ground Penetrating Radar systems of Houston recently responded to a marina in Surfside Beach, TX to help identify buried fuel lines. The marina planned to remove concrete but did not want to damage the buried pipeline in the process. South Texas Division Regional Manager Corey Brecht was able to pin-point the location and depth of the lines. The concrete workers could then safely remove the slab and continue with their project.

To find out how non-destructive testing can help you find buried lines, call Corey Brecht at 281-728-7025 or email at corey.brecht@gp-radar.com.

Locating Fuel Lines at a Marina in Surfside Beach, TX

Locating Rebar Prior to Core Drilling in New York, NY

Tomahawk Coring was contracted to core drill in 150 locations in a new development in Midtown Manhattan.  The engineer for the project determined that any compromising of the top layer of rebar in the concrete could weaken the strength of the building.  Tomahawk contacted Jim James of the GPRS Manhattan office and Jim explained that he could quickly and accurately locate all top rebar and provide real-time markings.

Jim mobilized to the site and began scanning for the rebar.  He was able to clear around all 150 core drilling locations in just a day and a half on site.  If you are interested in obtaining more information or a quote please visit out “Contact Us” page for a local representative near you.

Locating Rebar Prior to Core Drilling in New York, NY

Conduit Mapping at Kumi Manufacturing in Alabama

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a contractor to locate possible utilities in a concrete slab on the factory floor on Kumi Manufacturing.  The contractor was asked to remove the existing slab and replace it with a reinforced floor to prepare for heavy machinery.  They were concerned of hitting utilities, particularly live power, and brought GPRS in to scan before cutting the concrete.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 400 MHz antenna and the Radio Detection wand for this application to locate the utilites. All findings were marked directly on the concrete at customers request for easy interpretation.  GPR was ideal for this application due to the active work site in the surrounding areas.  GPR emits no radiation and is safe for others to work in the area near the scan location.

For a similar scan on your job site in Georgia please contact Patrick Moulin at 770-713-7697 or at patrick.moulin@gp-radar.com.

GPR Used to Locate Conduit in Denver, CO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was contacted by Western Summit/McCarthy joint venture to locate reinforcement and conduit in a concrete slab at the Metro Wastewater Reclamation Plant in Denver, CO. The customer was wished to penetrate the slab in several areas and did not wish to strike any reinforcement or conduit. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to provide digital concrete imaging for the customer to avoid striking anything they did not wish to hit.

GPR Used to Locate Conduit in Denver, CO

GPRS used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna and radar detection for picking up live power in the slab.  All findings were marked directly with permanent marker on the surface for easy interpretation. GPR does not require extra time to develop films as with traditional x-ray and all findings are marked in real time. Ground penetrating radar was needed for this job to keep the customer from drilling or cutting conduit or reinforcement and to easily continue with installing anything needed through slab without damaging the structural integrity of the building and damaging conduit. GPR emits no radiation so it is safe to use in an occupied building. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Inc. main goal is to keep your job site safe and communicate in the best way possible what we are seeing from our data.

GPRS uses safe and cost effective methods to conduct ground penetrating radar investigations. If you need similar concrete imaging to locate post tension cables, rebar, underground storage tanks, plumbing or electrical conduits on your jobsite. Serving all of Colorado and Wyoming: Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Vail, Aspen, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Laramie, and Cheyenne. As well as local offices in Salt Lake City UT, Albuquerque NM, Phoenix AZ, Omaha NE, and Kansas City with an office to open soon in Canada. Please contact Ryan Shannon at 303.913.8630 or Ryan.Shannon@GP-Radar.com to schedule an appointment or with any inquiries.

Justin Rasanow in Tampa, FL Determining the Rebar Pattern in Swimming Pool

In January of 2014, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) was contacted by a contractor in order to determine the re-bar patterns and concrete thickness in several areas in an unfinished pool in Tampa, Florida. The city’s inspector needed to make certain that proper procedures were taken when constructing the pool. The company contacted GPRS of Tampa, Florida in order to know what the rebar patterns were and how thick the concrete was in certain areas of the pool.

Justin Rasanow of GPRS was contacted in order to perform the survey at this location. Using our 1600MHz antenna radar equipment, we were able to map rebar patterns and concrete thickness in the requested areas. The contractor and city inspector were pleased with our results and felt relieved that they were able to proceed with constructing the pool.

Below is a photo taken on-site which depicts Justin Rasanow scanning one of the areas of concern using our 1600MHz antenna.

Justin Rasanow

Rebar Mapping in San Diego, California

Rebar Mapping in San Diego California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. was contacted by a contractor in San Diego to locate and map out structural reinforcing in an elevated concrete slab. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. used a 1600 MHz GPR antenna to perform the survey. The findings were marked directly on the surface with blue tape as seen in the picture above. This enabled the contractor the confidence and knowledge to continue with their concrete coring.

We use the latest ground penetrating technology to provide critical information on utilities, materials, and other potential obstructions within existing structures or underground. Fast and reliable, GPRS provides both two- and three-dimensional images of the scanned areas without delivering any radiation. All of our equipment is registered and meets all standard FCC regulations.

Utilizing GPR reduces risk and cost, promotes a safe work environment, and provides non-destructive testing by locating materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, steel, rock, soil, ice, and pavement. Our client base includes hospitals, universities, surveyors, engineers, homeowners, contractors, environmentalists, and excavators.
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GPRS of St. Louis Surveys Cell Tower

GPRS of St. Louis Surveys Cell TowerIn January of 2014 Sam Heisman of GPRS St. Louis surveyed a cell phone tower near Festus, MO. A local contractor needed to install anchor bolts for stabilization.  With Ground Penetrating Radar and Radio Detection, Sam was able to find a number of electrical lines. The bolt locations were moved and the project proceeded on time. No neighboring businesses were interrupted during the survey since GPR emits less radiation than that of a cellphone; it does not emit harmful radiation, produces virtually no noise, and will not disturb equipment or facility workers.

We use the latest ground penetrating technology to provide critical information on utilities, materials, and other potential obstructions within existing structures or underground. Fast and reliable, GPRS provides both two- and three-dimensional images of the scanned areas without delivering any radiation. All of our equipment is registered and meets all standard FCC regulations.

Utilizing GPR reduces risk and cost, promotes a safe work environment, and provides non-destructive testing by locating materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, steel, rock, soil, ice, and pavement. Our client base includes hospitals, universities, surveyors, engineers, homeowners, contractors, environmentalists, and excavators.

Technician Profile – Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson

What city of cities have you worked in for GPRS?

Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Key West among others.

How long have you been with GPRS?

Since Oct. 2010

What person accomplishments are you proud of achieving at GPRS?

Learning to continually improve no matter what the circumstances.

Tell us about your spouse, family, kids, and/ or pets?

My wife of 9 years, America, has helped me to become a better person more than I’ve ever though possible. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats. All of which are rescue animals.

I am #11 of 13 children from incredible parents.

What are your hobbies?

Sports. Watching and playing. Especially basketball and football.

What is your favorite sports team?

All Cleveland and Miami Sports. (I’m a glutton for punishment)

What is your favorite thing about the town you live in?

The weather and fresh seafood.

What has been your favorite job site that you have worked at and why?

Key West Naval Airstation. I love going to the Keys

What is your favorite aspect of your work here at GPRS?

By far, it’s my coworkers. Best I’ve ever had.

What is your favorite local restaurant (include city and state)?

The Keys Fisheries in Marathon Key

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

The Keys. It’s a break from business of Miami but with all of the food and ocean.

What is your claim to fame (what do people find really interesting about you)?

This may sound silly but, at 5’ 7”, I could dunk a basketball from age 18-22 years old. Although, that was once upon a time.

Do you have a motto that you live or work by if so what is it?

Never allow fear to dictate what I believe to be the right thing.

What is your biggest personal goal in the next five years?

Learn as much as I can from my parents about their life.

My Parents are a little older than most parents of people my age and the older I get, the more intriguing there life stories’ are. Eg. What life was like heating your house with coal, having an Iceman come to your house to cool your refrigerator, what things were like during Civil Rights period, etc.