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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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!
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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

GPR X-rays for Structural Reinforcing on a Roof in Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee1Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. – GPRS – of Wisconsin was contacted by a general contractor out of Milwaukee to scan areas on a roof for anchor point locations prior to installing a new cell tower on top of a high rise condo building in the Upper Peninsula. GPRS was required to scan multiple roof locations in order to identify critical targets and this led to the project staying on budget, on time, and safe. GPRS utilized GSSI’s palm antenna to get into these tight spots, a piece of equipment most companies don’t carry. But GPRS always travels with multiple tools to handle the toughest of jobs. GPRS arrived in the UP from our Appleton location NEXT DAY to provide the service. The contractor had been having difficulties with their previous scanning company and utilized GPRS on this project because of our capabilities, equipment, and rapid response to their sites. This contractor now utilizes GPRS on all of their scanning projects.

Milwaukee2Ground penetrating radar is a great tool to scan areas for post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes and can also be used to locate underground utilities prior to digging or excavating.  For GPR needs in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Green Bay, Fond du Lac, Sun Prairie, Madison, Middleton, Monroe, Stevens Point, Eau Claire or anywhere else in the state not listed, contact your local GPR Expert.

GPRS’s Wisconsin Expert:
Christopher A. Geary at 414-795-6845 or send him an email at chris.geary@gp-radar.com

GPRS Performs Investigative Concrete Analysis

GPRS Performs Investigative Concrete AnalysisA contractor was doing some remodeling at a local hospital in the downtown Chicago, IL area.  Several cores were needed to run new gas and water lines from the floors below.  The contractor contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Chicago to perform concrete scanning around these core locations.

The contractor wanted to know if there were any unknowns already existing in the concrete that they would need to avoid when performing the coring.  At this location the floor was pan deck/metal decking with a wire mesh reinforcement.  The client was not concerned with the wire mesh, but did want to know where the highs and lows of the decking and any other unknowns.

GPRS scanning assists contractors by reducing the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during drilling, cutting, trenching, anchoring and other sub-surface applications. Additionally, scanning can save valuable time by targeting specific anomalies/reinforcing/unknowns to be uncovered and provide depth and location as well as information about the surrounding concrete. Using GSSI Sir-3000 technology, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems located the highs and lows of the metal decking along with an unknown running through the area where the cores were to be placed.

This was all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive way.  Scanning is done in real time with marks on the ground at the time of scanning.  No office/computer time to understand the results. 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 above or below the work zone which is ideal for working in settings were larger radiation sources could not be used.

GPRS specializes in ground penetrating radar and its various applications from utility locating, UST locating and concrete scanning.

When the need arises for reinforcing, conduit mapping or concrete analysis in Chicago, the greater Chicagoland area/suburbs, Northwest Indiana or any other surrounding areas with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact John Lause at 312-485-7725 or at john.lause@gp-radar.com.

GPRS Provides Contractor with Valuable Info about Subsurface Utilities, Footings, and Grade Beams

GPRS, Inc. was contacted by a General Contractor from Milwaukee to investigate an old warehouse/vehicle service center. The purpose of the ground penetrating radar (GPR) and Radio Detection (RD) survey was to locate utilities, detect buried footings, and possible grade beams. The General Contractor did not have any building plans from the owner. The General Contractor was concerned there were structural grade beams crossing into the main area as well as footings and underground utilities where excavation will occur. The old warehouse/vehicle service center is going to be renovated and changed into a children’s swimming pool facility. Knowing what lies beneath is critical for this project prior to excavating as finding grade beams and utilities by accident could cause structural problems as well as add expense to the project.

Valuable InfoGPRS scanned the area with two pieces of GPR equipment for a more thorough survey of the subsurface. GPRS scanned with a 1600 MHz GPR antenna (concrete scanner) to identify critical targets within the slab and just below the concrete. In addition, GPRS scanned with 400MHz GPR antenna (utility scanner) for detecting deeper targets. The GPR equipment did not detect structural grade beams beneath the concrete. The GPR equipment detected 2 deep sanitary lines (over 4’ in depth) going right through the area where the pool will be put in the facility. These lines went to a manhole outside of the facility. GPRS provided depths of utilities found so excavation can commence smoothly. In addition, GPRS provided concrete thicknesses in multiple areas so the General Contractor could estimate cost for cutting and removal of the concrete. This valuable information GPRS was able to provide the General Contractor allowed for better preparation for the buildout which lead to keeping the project on schedule and under budget.

Valuable Info2Ground penetrating radar is a great tool to scan areas for post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes and can also be used to locate underground utilities prior to digging or excavating. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems – GPRS to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, voids, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete or underground please contact us today.

Wisconsin GPR Expert: Christopher A. Geary – Regional Manager. Give Chris a call at 414.795.6845 or send him an email at chris.geary@gp-radar.com to discuss your project today!