Prior to construction for an addition, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was contracted to locate all utilities in the area that would call for excavation. Records showed the presence of gas and water lines in the area. The GPRS technician was able to find the known utilities and the presence of electrical lines running from the generator, a communications line, and 4 unknown footings. The combination of technologies and techniques that are employed by GPRS allowed for a successful investigation of what the excavation crew will run into and allowed the design team some time to prepare for the impact the new underground information would have on their project. In following this project, the design team was able to tweak their routes in order to not impact most of the existing utilities. The process was taken care of quickly and saved many schedule days and headaches all before the project even began.
Investigating the presence of utilities and unknown objects is always a good idea when it comes to excavation or drilling. Record drawings or “as-builts” are a good starting point when looking for utilities, but are many time incorrect or have not been updated properly. GPRS provides a service that will help you avoid hitting utilities or uncovering unknown utilities or objects that can pose a safety risk to worker and/or pedestrians as well as delay your project. GPRS can also assist in updating as built drawing so that future projects can have a starting point. We can do anything from a utility map mark up, to updating your CAD utility plans.
We are here to help locate any gas, electric, communications, water, and sewer lines as well as any other obstructions that could be beneath the surface. GPRS utilizes multiple technologies in order to provide the customer with the most accurate locate short of daylighting the utility.
GPRS services the local Kansas City metropolitan, Lawrence, Topeka, Pittsburg, Manhattan, Kansas and St. Joseph, Joplin, Springfield, and Sedalia, MO. For more information, to get a quote, or to discuss a project please call Kurt Schamberger at 913-961-9534 or email at email@example.com.