Underground utilities located using Ground Penetrating Radar in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio1 San Antonio2Ground Penetrating Radar Systems-Texas works extensively with engineer companies. Prior to the installation of a new private fence, Brandon Campos-GPRS Texas was contacted to locate underground utilities within the proposed excavation path in San Antonio, Texas. 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 spray paint and white pin flags. 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, steel, rock, soil, ice, and pavement.

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

For underground utility locating in Texas: San Antonio, Eagle Pass, Laredo, Boerne, Kerrville, New Braunfels, Del Rio, Seguin, Cotulla, Uvalde, Junction, El Paso, Temple, Austin, San Marcos and Rio Grande Valley area call 210.607.0361 / 956.929.0778 or email brandon.campos@gp-radar.com

GPR Scan for Underground Utilities in Cortland, NY

CortlandUpstream Construction, of Cortland, NY recently needed to complete a job to expand an already existing building. After striking one conduit that had not been known about, they decided it was a good idea to call a utility locating service to determine if and where there were more utility lines in the area. Upstream found the closest company that performed the utility locating service, which was Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. When they called the technician that covered the Cortland/Ithaca area they were pleased to hear he was available to complete the project the very next day.

Jim Bell of the Upstate, NY office mobilized to the site and began marking out all of the utilities that were located in the proposed area of the expansion. In addition to finding underground utilities, and storage tanks, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has the ability to locate and map out rebar, post-tension and conduit prior to saw cutting and trenching, and in some cases unmarked graves.

GPRS, Inc. are pleased to announce the opening of an Upstate, NY office servicing the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Binghamton and Albany areas. If you are interested in obtaining more information or a quote please visit our “Contact Us” page for a local representative near you.

GPR Used To Locate Buried Utilities in Riverton, WY

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was contacted to locate buried utilities in Wyoming.  They needed ground penetrating radar and Radio Detection to locate buried utilities prior to excavating trenches for new gas lines.  GPRS went out to scan and locate buried utilities using all methods available.

Riverton

GPRS used a GSSI 400 MHz Antenna and RD-7000 to locate buried utilities.  All findings were marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request for easy interpretation with pin flags and orange paint.  GPR was needed for this job to inform the customer where they could excavate safely to place new gas lines in trenches.  Ground Penetrating Radar was successful for an accurate layout of all found buried utilities.  Radio Detection was successful in tracing out buried utilities as well.

Locating Utilities for a Kroger Expansion in Michigan

Kroger

Recently GPRS of Michigan mobilized and performed GPRS services at a Kroger store to scan for sub surface utilities while excavations and construction was being performed. The contractor was concerned about a possible electrical primary that was located outside the building where the construction was being done. With a addition being built and concrete footings being installed, the contractor wanted to know where the primary was before they started digging. GPRS of Michigan arrived on site and located the possible electrical primary so that the contractor could keep his project moving.

GPRS of Michigan has successfully completed numerous jobs throughout the state of Michigan in cities like Detroit, Saginaw, Mt. Pleasant and Lansing. Whether its conduit mapping, locating post tension cables, utility locating or rebar mapping prior to coring please contact us today.   To learn how Ground Penetrating Radar Systems can assist you with your next project in the Michigan area, please contact Dave Paul at 517-231-9383 or by email dave.paul@gp-radar.com.

UST/Private Utility locate in Chicago, IL

Working in conjunction with a UST removal firm a GPR scan was performed at a local area high school to locate utilities and the two dimensional foot print of the underground storage tank.  Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was to locate and mark utilities and anomalies that were in the way of the removal process.  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.

Chicago, IL

GPRS of Chicago was able to conduct the scan and locate the extent of the tank and the utilities directly in the area around the tank.

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 Illinois, Wisconsin or Northwest Indiana, please contact John Lause at 312-485-7725 or john.lause@gp-radar.com.

Technician Profile – Nick Janney

Nick Janney

What city of cities have you worked in for GPRS?

Cleveland, OH / Akron

How long have you been with GPRS?

3 years

What person accomplishments are you proud of achieving at GPRS?

Growth year over year and adding a new tech to the Cleveland market 1st quarter this year

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

Married to my beautiful Whitney and we have three children ranging from 10 months to 5 years old.

What are your hobbies?

Fishing, Reading

What is your favorite sports team?

Any University of Michigan program

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

Big city feel without being too big.

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

New Air Traffic Control Tower at Cleveland Hopkins Airport (great view)

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

New experiences with new people and the amazing job sites I get to see.

What is your favorite local restaurant?

 Swensons Drive In Akron, OH http://www.swensonsdriveins.com/

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Emerald Isle, NC (the beaches)

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

I can reverence any present life situation to a Seinfeld episode.

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

Luke 10:27

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

We would like to buy a house.  Find time to pick up more hobbies.

Technician Profile – Wade Vickers

Wade Vickers

What city of cities have you worked in for GPRS?

I perform work and oversee Oklahoma City & Tulsa:OK. Fort Smith & Fayetteville:AR. Amarillo: TX. I have also performed work in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock: TX, Los Angeles: CA, Phoenix: AZ, Detroit: MI and Toledo: OH.

How long have you been with GPRS?

I have been with GPRS since October 2010 and going on to my 4th year.

What person accomplishments are you proud of achieving at GPRS?

I am proud of growing the OK/TX region and spreading the knowledge of ground penetrating radar to those who are unaware of our services. In 2012, I received the “Good to Great” award for excelling in market growth of my region.

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

WVimageimage2In July of last year, I got married to my best friend Molly. She works at the YMCA in Edmond, Oklahoma as the wellness coordinator. We have two dogs. Oslo is a 145 lb. Olde English Bulldog and Bo is a 60 lb. Vizsla.

What are your hobbies?

I have skateboarded since I was 11 years old and still enjoy it to this day. Molly and I enjoy visiting the Oklahoma wineries and are always looking for new ones to try out. We love to find new things to do in Oklahoma. We enjoy swimming at Turner Falls, 4 wheeling and zip lining in Davis, OK. We also like to float down the Illinois River outside of Tulsa, OK.

What is your favorite sports team?

I will always be a Detroit Tigers fan for baseball and love watching OKC Thunder basketball games.

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

I really enjoy the people. There is a strong sense of good Christian values within the culture.

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

I’ve scanned multiple locations within and around the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.

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

I enjoy problem solving and helping others. We are able to provide the location of potential hazards on job sites. We save the customer costs, job setbacks, and potential injuries.

What is your favorite local restaurant?

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There are a lot of great places to eat in OK.  Cattleman’s Steakhouse in OKC, OK is a great steak. Smokin’ Joes in Davis, OK is the best bbq. If you enjoy great food and great scenery, Vast on the 49th floor of the Devon Tower in OKC.  I do miss Tim Hortons and San Marcos in Toledo, OH though.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

My wife and I took our honeymoon in Nassau, Bahamas. The people were friendly, the water was blue and the sun was shining. I fell in love with the island activities.

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

I was a sponsored skateboarder and used to travel for contests within the Midwest.

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

 “The best sales call is a job well done.”- Matt Aston, GPRS President

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

I would love to travel Europe for a few weeks. The history, architecture, and culture would be fun to experience.

Concrete Scanning at Bank of America Stadium (Carolina Panthers) – Charlotte, NC

Carolina Panthers2

On March 4th, 2014 Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was requested on site at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey. The purpose of this survey was to determine the location/spacing of rebar, but also to locate pre-stressed cables before anchoring into the walls to help determine depths. The GPR scanning was completed for new LED ribbon boards that were going to be implemented around the inside of the stadium for Davis Sign Company.

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We used a GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc) Ground Penetrating Radar Unit with one specific antenna. The antenna used on this project was a 1600MHz antenna which was used to help identify the reinforcement in the wall.

Curtis Hoag
Project Manager | Charlotte, NC
P 704.582.3219
F 419.843.5829

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc.
curtis.hoag@gp-radar.com
www.gp-radar.com

Archer Western – Charlotte NC

Archer Western

On March 24, 2014 2014 Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was requested on site at the Charlotte Douglas Airport in Charlotte, NC to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey.
The purpose of this survey was to determine the spacing of the rebar in vertical columns before anchoring into the side of the columns. All the reinforcement was marked on surface so the customer was able to make the safe and multiple anchor points into the column so the customer was able to finish putting the additions on the columns.

Curtis Hoag
Project Manager | Charlotte, NC
P 704.582.3219
F 419.843.5829

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc.
curtis.hoag@gp-radar.com
www.gp-radar.com