Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) was contacted to perform a GPR survey at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, GA. GPRS was asked to determine the location of conduits and other obstructions prior to future construction plans.
Ryan Abueg was the technician from GPRS that arrived on site to complete this project. Once the initial walk-down of the site was performed with the contractors, Ryan began the GPR survey. Using the 400MHz GPR antenna, any anomalies that were found were marked directly on the surface using color-coded marking paint. Once each location was surveyed, the findings were then explained to the contractor in order to develop a safe plan for the future construction plans.
The photos included depict the final markup of areas of concern that wwere brought up by the contractor onsite. If these areas were worked on before they were surveyed, there may have been serious damage done to the structure or lead to severe injury to the workers present. GPRS recommends that a GPR survey be performed prior to any cutting, drilling, excavation to be performed.
GPR is a safe alternative to a costly repair to underground utilities and underground storage tanks. GPR emits no radiation and poses no health hazards. Any findings are marked in real time directly onto the surface with no processing time which allows the contractor to begin diggin immediately after a survey. GPR is frequently used to scan the ground to determine location of post tension and other reinforcing in concrete as well. Ryan Abueg is the GPRS contact based in Atlanta, GA and he can be reached at 678.920.2842 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.