Reinforcement in Concrete Walls Detected at the Ole Miss Stadium

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee was contacted by a general contractor for a project to expand stadium seating in the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at the University of Mississippi. Two pre-cast concrete walls located on the south end zone were scanned for reinforcement by GPRS. A GSSI 1600 MHz antenna was utilized for this scope of work. All findings were marked directly on the concrete surface for the contractor who was then able to determine where to drill, without compromising the integrity of the wall.

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GPRS is the nation’s largest company specializing in the locating underground utilities and scanning concrete structures, using non-destructive testing equipment. Using GPRS offers a safe, cost effective way to safely drill or cut keeping your projects on time. Other services we offer are underground storage tank locating, void detection, and GPRS can provide global positioning system (GPS) technology for use on your locating projects, such as environmental surveys and the detection of underground utility layouts.

For more information, to request a quote or to schedule your next project in the Memphis market contact Zach Bates at (901) 233-9964 or email at zach.bates@gp-radar.com. For a full listing of our nationwide service providers, visit www.gp-radar.com.

Utilities Located at Apartment Complex on the Jersey Shore Prior to Excavation

A local contractor contacted GPRS to locate and mark on the surface all possible utilities at an apartment complex located on the Jersey Shore. The purpose of the utility mark out was to identify all possible gas lines, water lines, communication lines and live electric. The contractor wanted to avoid all of these obstacles, in order to ensure the safety for his crew, when excavating. GPRS was clearly able to identify all subsurface utilities within the property and accurately using ground penetrating radar, which is a safe and effective method for locating utilities subsurface.

Utilities Located at Apartment Complex on the Jersey Shore Prior to Excavation

For more information, to request a quote, or to schedule your next project in Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware, contact Paul.Kulesza@GP-Radar.com, or call (609)-350-9651. For a complete listing of our nationwide locations visit our website at
www.gp-radar.com.

Snow Falls in Nevada as GPRS Locates Utilities on Old Railroad Site

When the temperature is well below freezing, the snow is consistently falling, and you’ve got work to do, it makes sense to get things done quickly and accurately so as not to waste any time. Using a combination of ground penetrating radar and radio detection increases your chances of avoiding utilities and keeping your project safe, on time and on budget.

GPRS was contacted by an environmental company to locate utilities at a site in Wells, NV, At the time of scanning the temperature was 12 degrees and lightly snowing. The site had foundations of old railroad buildings that had been destroyed long ago. Some of the foundations had even been completely buried by years of dirt washing over them. Testing was being done around a tank that needed to be excavated.

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GPRS was able to use the combination of ground penetrating radar with a 400 mHz antenna and radio detection to allow them to safely complete this work. All of the findings were clearly marked on the surface with spray paint.

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Prior to saw cutting, core drilling, excavating or boring in the Reno and Northern Nevada areas, be safe & get as many questions answered as to what sub-surface obstructions are present. Contact GPRS Project Manager, Andrew Yates, at 775-560-8915 or
andrew.yates@gp-radar.com.

Renovations at Coors Events Center Require GPR to Locate Reinforcement

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was contacted by the facilities management of The University of Colorado Boulder to locate reinforcement and conduit in a concrete slab at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, CO. The customer was needed to core drill into a concrete slab to install new conduit for renovations in the building. The customer needed to avoid striking any reinforcement and conduit in the slab which would jeopardize the structural integrity of the building and cause costly repairs to existing conduit within the slab. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to provide digital concrete imaging (Ground Penetrating Radar) for the customer keeping the project on schedule without repairs or any other possible problems.

Renovations at Coors Events Center Require GPR to Locate Reinforcement

GPR was ideal on this site as it was a running facility with several employees on site. GPR does not require evacuation of the area as does traditional x-ray concrete imaging because GPR emits no radiation and is completely safe to be around. All data findings are marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request for the easiest interpretation of the scanning provided.

GPRS, Inc. can supply your project with the safest and most accurate GPR service in the business. Your safety and job effiency is our main goal at GPRS. Contact us to learn more about our concrete imaging capabilities or other GPR applications such as locating utilities and sub-surface anomalies along a proposed pipeline trench, locating underground storage tanks (USTs), clearing boring locations of possible utilities for soil samples, void detection or even structural investigations. For more information, to request a quote or to schedule your next project in Denver contact Project Manager Ryan Shannon at 303.913.8630 or ryan.shannon@gp-radar.com. For a complete listing of our nationwide locations, visit www.gp-radar.com.

Proposed Trench Requires GPR to Locate Reinforcement for Energy Company

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN was contacted by an energy company in Southwestern Minnesota to locate reinforcement and conduits in a concrete slab. The needed to cut a trench in the slab and wanted to avoid striking any power lines during the project. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to supply the customer with concrete imaging without delay, providing the information needed and keeping the project safe, on schedule, and on budget.

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Ground Penetrating Radar was ideal on this site as it was a running energy company with personnel on site keeping the plant up and running. GPR does not require evacuation of the area as GPR emits no radiation and is completely safe to be around and can be done during normal business hours. All data findings are marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request for the easiest interpretation of the scanning provided.

GPRS is the nation’s largest company specializing in the detection of underground utilities and the scanning of concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians in every major U.S. market and in Canada and can provide your project with the safest and most accurate GPR service in the business.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our concrete imaging capabilities or other GPR applications such as thermal imaging used to locate radiant floor heating tubes, locating utilities and sub-surface anomalies along a proposed pipeline trench, locating underground storage tanks (USTs), clearing boring locations of possible utilities for soil samples, void detection or even structural investigations. We are also available for a demo or lunch and learn – let us buy your team lunch so we can tell you more about our company and what we can offer your company and projects.

GPRS has an office in the Minneapolis Saint Paul area, serving all of Minnesota as well as North and South Dakota. Contact Regional Manager Nick Pitrone at 612.270.8427 or nick.pitrone@gp-radar.com for more information, to request a quote or to schedule an appointment. For a nationwide listing of our service locations, visit
www.gp-radar.com.

Contractor Calls GPRS After Using 811 Service Prior to Installing Fiber Optic Cables

GPRS was contacted by a general contractor prior to installing fiber optic cables at a site in Louisville, KY. The contractor had contacted the 811 service and all public utilities were marked. However, the contractor learned the main water line had several branches which fed other office buildings in the area. Therefore, the contractor called GPRS to locate the private water line.

Upon arriving on the site, the contractor explained the proposed path for the fiber optic lines. He knew the general location of the private water line branch, but needed to know the exact location prior to excavating. The 400 MHz antenna was used to locate the water line. Once the line was found, the depth and path of the water line was marked on the surface. These findings were then discussed with the contractor and he had confidence knowing the location of the water line and was able to safely proceed with the fiber optic installation.

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For more information, to request a quote or to schedule your next project in Kentucky, contact Tyler Allen at 502. 528.8396 or Tyler.allen@gp-radar.com. For a full listing of our nationwide service locations, visit www.gp-radar.com.

168 Anchor Locations Scanned and Cleared in Multi-Story Parking Garage

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. was contacted to clear 168 individual anchor locations in a multi-story parking garage. The client needed to install parking stops at each parking place in the structure, and needed to avoid the post tension cables running throughout.

Prior to drilling the anchors, Project Manager Gasten Schoonover with GPRS of North Texas was contracted to scan each of the two anchors per parking place required for the install. Gasten marked out all of the post tension cables near the anchors, and the client was able to adjust all of their anchor locations and set each anchor without the danger of hitting post tension cables.

168 Anchor Locations Scanned and Cleared in Multi-Story Parking Garage

Ground Penetrating Radar is cost effective, non-hazardous, and provides data in real time. For GPRS services in North Texas, please call (817) 757-9527 or email Gasten.Schoonover@gp-radar.com.