GPRS Corporate Headquarters, Located in Toledo, OH

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) is the nation’s largest company specializing in the detection of underground utilities and scanning of concrete structures by utilizing the latest in ground penetrating radar technology. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians in every major U.S market and in Canada. GPRS was founded in Toledo, Ohio by Matt Aston in 2001 and has continued to expand across the country. “When a company needs to break the surface, whether it’s cutting or drilling through a concrete slab or ground excavation, there are certain elements below the surface that cause great concern and can be extremely costly if struck and broken,” explains Matt Aston, founder and president of GPRS, Inc.

With over 100 field technicians and 21,133 projects completed in 2014, GPRS, Inc. recently earned a spot in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies within the United States. Since our beginning, GPRS has been a trusted partner for professionals in the industries of oil and gas field, construction, engineering as well as the facility management industry. GPRS has become the industry leader for GPR services because of our commitment to safety, customer satisfaction and technical expertise. We attribute this to our outstanding staff, our loyal customer base and the high level of service that we can provide to the industry, resulting in us being known as the “Experts in GPR.”

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The new GPRS Corporate office was completed in December of 2014. Rudolph Libbe, Inc. worked closely with GPRS to construct an office that meets our growing needs. This new building was designed with unique features that enables us to train new technicians for hands on training. This gives us a distinct advantage in our industry; our technicians have thorough training at our corporate office before going into the field to shadow a senior technician in their area. We welcome you to come and visit; contact Dena Rozzi at dena.rozzi@gp-radar.com or call 419-262-4037 to arrange your tour of your facility.

General Contractor in Utah is Able to Avoid Extremely High Voltage Conduits by Using GPRS

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a general contractor to locate conduits in a duct bank. The contractor was going to hammer drill through the duct bank to replace known conduits but was worried about unknown, extremely high voltage conduits running through the concrete. GPRS was able to come on site and successfully locate two conduits that would have been hit and possibly hurt the driller if Ground Penetrating Radar Systems did not come on site to locate them.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna for this application to locate the conduits. 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 Utah, Idaho, or Montana please contact Adam Kubicki at 801-599-2115 or at adam.kubicki@gp-radar.com. Sonar has also been used in Toole, Provo, Ogden, Boise, Park City, Helena, and many other cities throughout the mountain states. X-ray can also be used to locate underground utilities.

Gas Lines Located Prior to Cathodic Protection Installed on UST in Kentucky

GPRS was contacted by an environmental contractor for work at a gas station in western Kentucky. Cathodic protection was to be installed on existing underground storage tanks. Prior to installing the cathodic protection, the contractor asked GPRS to locate any electric or other utilities in the nearby area.

The locating was completed using the RD 7000 to locate live power, and the 400 MHz antenna to locate other utilities. Existing electric was located around the perimeter of the UST’s and running from the gas pumps to the building. The gas lines running from the tank to the pumps were also located. By locating these utilities, the contractor was able to establish a plan of where they could safely drill. The work was completed in a safe manner.

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For over a decade, GPRS has been the industry leader by keeping projects on time, reducing safety risks and putting our relationship with our clients before profit. For more information, to receive a quote or to schedule your next project contact Project Manager Tyler Allen at tyler.allen@gp-radar.com or call (502) 528-8396.

Utility Locating in Preparation for Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL

GPRS was contacted by an electronics/entertainment company to locate underground utilities at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. The customer played a key part in the setup of Lollapalooza. They needed to excavate trenches to bury all the necessary cables for the show. The technician on site, Brian Cox, used GPR to locate and mark out the underground utilities. The customer could then use this information when they excavated to prevent costly damages to existing utilities and also potential delays.

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For over a decade, GPRS has been the industry leader by keeping projects on time, reducing safety risks and putting our relationship with our clients first. For more information, to request a quote or to schedule your next project in Northeast Illinois, including the Chicago and Rockford areas, call 312.882.0429 or 815.218.1122 or email brian.cox@gp-radar.com. For a listing of our nationwide locations, visit our website at www.gp-radar.com.

GPRS Locates Unmarked Graves in Richmond VA Church Cemetery

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Virginia was called on to map the grave yard of a local church in Richmond, VA. Both known existing and unmarked graves were mapped and GPS points taken which were then converted into a map of different burial plots for the customer. The map included both a CAD layer and a PDF for ease of use.

GPRS of Virginia performs GPR concrete and ground scanning to locate underground storage tanks, utilities, unmarked graves, and subsurface anomalies. Whether you are locating utilities or satisfying the bank’s questions about any subsurface surprises, GPRS has your answers.

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For more information about unmarked grave locating projects in the Richmond, Williamsburg, or Virginia Beach, VA area, to request a quote or to schedule your next project, contact Josiah Donaldson at josiah.donaldson@gp-radar.com or call 804-393-8744 or 757-319-1903.

GPRS Provides Google Earth Map Layout of Utilities Prior to Excavation in Memphis, TN

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems’ Memphis, Tennessee office worked with a local general contractor to locate utilities prior to excavation at a manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. GPRS marked location and depth of the property’s electrical service lines, site lighting, water lines, and natural gas lines. The contractor also utilized a Google Earth image mapping service provided by GPRS. The Google Earth image helped the contractor plan accordingly in the preliminary stages of construction.

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GPRS uses non-destructive testing equipment to locate utilities, piping, power-lines, and underground storage tanks that are unable to be seen. Using GPRS is a safe, cost effective way to make sure you can safely drill or dig and not destroy any underground utilities or determine if USTs do or do not exist on a property.

For more information about utility locating using Google Map or other services such as post tension cable locating, conduit & rebar mapping, or void location in Arkansas, call Zach Bates at 501.251.4036 or email zach.bates@gp-radar.com. You can also visit our website for a list of our nationwide locations at www.gp-radar.com.

Duct Bank Located for GC in Tampa Hospital Prior to Cutting into Concrete

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) was contacted by a contractor in order to locate an electrical duct bank at a hospital in Tampa, FL. The contractor needed to make certain where this electrical duct bank was located so that they could tie into an existing conduit. The company contacted GPRS of Tampa, Florida to locate where the conduit as well as determining how deep it was; they planned to break concrete to get to the lines.

Justin Rasanow of GPRS was contacted to perform the survey at this location. Using our 400MHz antenna radar equipment and RD-7000, he was able to map out where the duct bank was located and the depth of the conduit. The contractor was pleased with our results and felt relieved that they could demo the area without damaging the existing conduit.

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For more information about ground penetrating radar, to request a quote, or to schedule your next project, contact Justin Rasanow at Justin.rasanow@gp-radar.com or call 941.685.4842. For a full listing of our nationwide locations visit our website at www.gp-radar.com.

Soil Borings Cleared Between Cell Phone Towers in Sunland Park, TX for Environmental Company

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Project Manager, Joseph R. Granados of El Paso Texas was contacted recently to clear soil borings between two cell phone towers in the Sunland Park area of El Paso. The environmental company completing the soil testing wanted to make sure that all drilling and boring locations could be completed as safely as possible. Utilizing GPRS minimizes the risk of striking a utility. GPRS used ground penetrating radar to locate and map out the utilities before any drilling began. Each location was scanned for utilities such as water lines, electrical lines, telecommunication, fiber lines, and gas lines. All of the telecommunication lines were mapped on site, pin flagged, and painted on the surface (with depth) to signify the location of the utility beneath the surface. Once the client was clear on the location and depth of the utilities, work could commence safely. The drilling company was able to drill each location without disrupting any live-utilities, or injuring any of their employees, thanks to the locate work completed by GPRS.

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For a quote or more information on how GPRS may be able to keep your job site safer and on schedule, please contact the El Paso, TX Project Manager Joseph R. Granados at 915-765-7442 or at joseph.granados@gp-radar.com. You can also visit our website at www.gp-radar.com.