GPRS Used to Help Core Drillers Miss Conduits

A General Contractor had a project in Boston, MA inside of a Visionworks store that was being expanded into the unit next door. The scope of the project was to saw cut trenches in multiple locations in order to run electric lines. The saw cutters did not want to hit any conduits or any shallow utilities while trenching. The General Contractor decided to contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Massachusetts after learning that they have been in business since 2001 and each technician has the experience of performing over 350 surveys per year. GPRS was able to complete the investigation the next day and allowed the project to proceed without hitting a single conduit or shallow utility. GPRS uses real time applications and are experienced enough to be able to locate all of the conduits and reinforcing, and was able to distinguish between reinforcing and conduits to make sure nothing of importance was cut into.

Each conduit was found, all reinforcing was marked and given a depth. GPRS Technicians also utilize a Radio Detection device in order to be able to detect all live power and radio frequencies. The General Contractor now had the information they needed to proceed with the project without causing any delay in business. The General Contractor was enamored with the quality of work that was performed and the timely, efficient manner in which it was done.

Before saw cutting, trenching, or coring in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire, contact Project Manager of GPRS, Eric Fish, at 401.474.4505 or Eric.Fish@gp-radar.com. You can also visit us on the web at www.gp-radar.com.
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Concrete Scanning for Conduits in a Slab, on Grade in Richmond, VA

Richmond1 Richmond2A saw cutting contractor in Richmond, VA called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to locate the main power feed within the concrete slab of a grocery store that was being renovated.  GPRS responded with same day service. GPRS was able to mark directly on the surface the depth and location of the live conduits in real-time. In addition, a drain was marked and verified. If the slab had been cut before being scanned, serious damage to life and limb could have been caused.

GPR is a great tool to locate rebar, conduits, and post tension cables.  Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Richmond and Virginia Beach scans for rebar and tension cables multiple times a week.  If you need any post tension, rebar, or conduit mapping in the Richmond or tri-cities area please contact Josiah Donaldson at 804-393-8744 or at Josiah.Donaldson@GP-Radar.com.

Concrete Imaging Technology Utilized to Locate Reinforcing Prior to Core Drilling a House Foundation in Killington, VT

A general contractor had a project at a residential home to core drill through a house foundation in order to install multiple pipes. To install the pipes, the contractor had to core drill through multiple locations. It was essential, while core drilling in these locations, not to core through any reinforcing so as not to compromise the structural integrity of the home. Prior to beginning the core drilling process, the contractor contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of New England to scan the foundation in order to locate all of the reinforcing that ran through the area. GPRS used a High Resolution 1600MHz Antenna that is able to scan concrete up to 18”-22” in thickness with incredible accuracy of +/-1/4” on the location and depth of the anomaly. After all of the reinforcing was located, the general contractor had  all of the information needed to proceed with confidence and safety.  This allowed him to safely core and relay to his client that none of the structural rebar had been damaged in the process. If you have a project where you need to locate rebar, conduit, or post tension cables in the New England Region please contact your local technician which can be found at
www.gp-radar.com.
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To learn more about the capabilities of GPRS in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont, contact Regional Manager, Mark Johnson, at 617.448.8098 or mark.johnson@gp-radar.com.

Concrete Imaging Technology Utilized to Locate Conduits and Reinforcing Prior to Core Drilling at a Verizon Headquarters in Hyannis, MA

A general contractor had a project inside of a Verizon Office where he needed to install Fios lines and push them through two 7 inch core holes within the building.  It was essential, while core drilling the concrete, not to compromise any conduits or utilities within or beneath the slab. Prior to beginning the core drilling process, the contractor contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of New England to scan the floor in order to locate all of the conduits and utilities that ran through the area and to locate any reinforcing in the floor. GPRS used a High Resolution 1600MHz Antenna that is able to scan concrete up to 18-22” in thickness with incredible accuracy of +/-1/4” on the location and depth of the anomaly.

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After all of the conduits, utilities, and reinforcing were found around the proposed core holes, the general contractor had all of the information needed to proceed with confidence and safety. With the help of Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. this project stayed on schedule and was safely completed without any damage to conduits or the individuals coring the hole locations. If you have a project where you have concerns about striking reinforcing steel, conduits or post tension cables contact your local GPRS office to ensure your project is kept on time and done safely. Your local technician can be found at
www.gp-radar.com.

To learn more about the capabilities of GPRS in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont, contact Regional Manager, Mark Johnson, at 617.448.8098 or mark.johnson@gp-radar.com.