UST From the Roaring ‘20s

UST From the Roaring ‘20s

GPRS was contacted by an environmental firm to locate any potential underground storage tanks (USTs) dating all the way back to the early ‘20s prior to soil sampling. Due to either poor record-keeping or loss of records altogether, there was no documentation to support that there were any USTs present.

After further investigation with GPR, we were able to locate a UST and provide documentation of our findings to the environmental firm. Now they can safely test the soil for harmful chemicals without hitting utilities…or even worse, USTs!

Did you know that there are an estimated 21,150 underground storage tanks (USTs) within Chicago’s city limits alone! That does not include the many unknown or unregistered USTs there may be.

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.

“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (gprsinc.com)

GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

Zack Walter
Project Manager – Midwest Division
Zack.Walter@gprsinc.com
Direct: 224-563-4445

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Navigating Historic Underground Tunnels

A general contractor in the Milwaukee needed to identify the location of a known underground tunnel constructed in the 1880’s for use by nuns and clergy before performing storm sewer upgrades; they contacted GPRS to use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Marcus Thie, Project Manager for the Wisconsin market was able to locate the underground tunnel, which connected several churches over multiple city blocks, with a GSSI 400 MHz antenna and RD8100 radio detection wand.  GPRS was able to mark out the location, extents and approximate depths of the tunnel in various locations throughout the span of the project clearly for the client. Since the data is displayed in real time, the areas were marked easily, and the team could move forward with their process without worry of damaging a Milwaukee historic landmark. GPR is also used to determine the presence of underground utility lines and underground storage tanks in plants, factories, and other occupied spaces because it does not emit harmful radiation, produces virtually no noise or interference, and will not disturb business operations. It can also be used to determine the presence of obstructions in concrete prior to saw cutting or drilling.

Navigating Historic Underground Tunnels

The Beauty of Scanning

The Beauty of Scanning

The beauty of scanning is that you don’t hit anything! It’s not all that often we have the chance to see the finished product installment after our work is done, but it sure is nice to see that everything was installed safe and smoothly.

For this particular project, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was contacted by a general contractor for some night-time scans at an Ulta Beauty store. This store was unlike most because it was built on a suspended slab over a retention pond. Needless to say this required some clearing prior to coring.
“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (gprsinc.com)

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time-efficient, non-destructive manner.

The Beauty of Scanning2Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.

GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface of a utility line.

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

Zack Walter
Project Manager – Midwest Division
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Zack.Walter@gprsinc.com
Direct: 224-563-4445

Check out our website or subscribe to our newsletter using the following link! http://www.gprsinc.com/

GPRS Gets the Industrial

GPRS Gets the Industrial

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) gets the industrial. GPRS has been specializing in subsurface locating for over 16 years. During these many years of service, we have had our hands on just about every sort of industrial site imaginable. From government projects to your backyard we are here to help you.

For this particular project GPRS was contacted by an electrical contractor at an industrial plant to locate private utilities and any unknowns that may lie beneath the ground. After scanning in some congested areas we were able to emerge from this project confident that the general contractor would have a safer dig.

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“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (gprsinc.com)

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time-efficient, non-destructive manner.

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GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

GPRS Gets the Industrial4

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

Zack Walter
Project Manager – Midwest Division
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Zack.Walter@gprsinc.com
Direct: 224-563-4445

Check out our website or subscribe to our newsletter using the following link! http://www.gprsinc.com/

Gone Fishing…

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was contacted by a fish hatchery in southern Illinois to come out and locate private and public utilities for running new communication lines underground. After scanning for a couple miles, we were able to confidently direct the electrical contractors away from hitting any utilities while trenching.

This particular fish hatchery has supplied over 500 million fish throughout its years of operation. Fish hatcheries in Illinois are also very important as they supply Lake Michigan and many other surrounding lakes with fish in order to keep up with the growing rate of recreational fishing.

Gone Fishing2“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (gprsinc.com)

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.

GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

Zack Walter
Project Manager – Midwest Division
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Zack.Walter@gprsinc.com
Direct: 224-563-4445

Check out our website or subscribe to our newsletter using the following link! http://www.gprsinc.com/ 

GPRS Assists with Eagle Scout Project in Indianapolis, IN

Two Eagle Scouts belonging to Logansport Troop 200 called GPRS of Indianapolis to locate graves of a general from the American Indian War along with his family in Huston Park in Logansport, Indiana.

The scope of work was to scan an overgrown graveyard in the park and locate three or four known graves so that they could install a perimeter fence for one of their final scout projects.

After being contacted by the two scouts, GPRS was onsite within 24 hours and were able to locate all four graves. The scouts were ecstatic with the results because they could continue to move forward with their project.

For GPR needs in Indianapolis, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Evansville, Muncie, Marion, Jeffersonville or anywhere else in between, contact your local GPR Expert: Joel Eckert. Give him a call to discuss your project at (317)-677-3439 or send him an email at joel.eckert@gprsinc.com

Eagle Scouts

GPRS Investigates Updating Cell Tower Site

GPRS Investigates Updating Cell Tower SiteGround Penetrating Radar Systems of Chicago was called out for utility locating at an existing apartment complex by a contractor who is renovating the buildings in the complex. The contractor hoped to find valuable information about utilities in the area for future modifications and add-ons on the site and, because they requested that GPRS came out and scanned, they can be more comfortable and confident in their future modification.

GPRS scanning assists contractors by giving them a real-time view of the utility layout, helping them to know where they can place certain boring or anchoring locations and it can help in reducing the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during trenching, boring, and other sub-surface applications. Additionally, scanning can save valuable time by targeting specific anomalies/utilities to be uncovered and provide depth and location as well as information about the surrounding site. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the RD-8000 Locator to help identify live power, communication and other utilities that may have a power signal on them. Once the utilities in the path were identified, they were marked directly on the surface so the customer will know where the utilities are. We can also detect utilities in the ground/under the surface via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line. This was all done in a safe, time-efficient, non-destructive way. Once all live power, communication and other utilities that might give off a power signal are located and marked out, GPRS uses ground penetrating radar technology to help in double-checking and locating other critical utilities under the surface. The radar emits radiation less than 1% of that found to be emitted by standard cell phones. This means practically no hazardous radiation to operators or persons around the work zone. Our system assists in the confirmation process of locating anomalies. Once the utilities in the path were identified, they were marked directly on the surface so the customer will know where the utilities are.  GPRS specializes in multi-technology investigations. In order to do so, we employ highly-qualified, trained and hardworking individuals. We guarantee the best service from our managers, with quick response times, quality information and data, great pricing, and enthusiasm. Each job comes with a job report of the findings from the site.

If your company needs reinforcing or conduit mapping in the Chicagoland, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Aurora or surrounding areas with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

Mark Sims
Project Manager | Chicago, IL
(224) 661-5218 • mark.sims@gp-radar.com

GPRS Scans the Chicago Skyline

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) assists in scanning one of the 50 or so high rises coming up in Chicago. Now we obviously did not scan the entire skyline, but we have scanned our fair share with much more work needing to be done!

For this particular project GPRS was called out to locate reinforcing as well as any conduits running within the concrete in order for the client to have a safe place to core through. With our multi-technology approach, we were able to find a safe place for them to core.

“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (gp-radar.com)

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.

Chicago Skyline
GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

Zack Walter
Project Manager – Chicago
Zack.Walter@gp-radar.com
Direct: 224-563-4445
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Also, feel free to check out our website or subscribe to our newsletter using the following link!
http://www.gp-radar.com/

GPRS Scaling Skyscrapers

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Don’t be fooled by the lofty view, Chicago was nick-named the windy city for a reason!

As winds are raging, GPRS scans tight spaces atop a 48-story building in Chicago, IL. We were able to map out rebar so the general contractor could safely drill anchors for future building plans.  High or low, GPRS is here to help you on any subsurface locating you need to finish your project safely and timely. Don’t hesitate to call your nearest GPRS technician today!

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.

20170126_122138One of our goals at GPRS is to keep all projects on-budget and on-schedule.

GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less. (gp-radar.com)

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

Zack Walter
Project Manager
Greater Chicagoland Area
Zack.Walter@gp-radar.com
Direct: 224-563-4445

Also, feel free to check out our website or subscribe to our newsletter using the following link!
http://www.gp-radar.com/index.html