GPR Scan Performed to Locate Live Conduits in Newark, NJ

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. – GPRS – of Northern New Jersey was contacted by a general contractor to locate all pipes and live conduits within and under a slab on grade in order to install a new sanitary line within an educational hospital.  The general contractor was planning on saw cutting the slab and digging down 3 feet in order to install a new sanitary line.  To ensure safe cutting and digging, the client requested all pipes and conduits within 3’ to be located.  The entire trenching area was scanned and any obstruction was located and marked out in real time.  Multiple live conduits were located both embedded in the slab and under the slab within the trenching area.  The contractor was able to cut shortly after the scanning was completed and the collaborative efforts and real time results helped keep the job on schedule.

GPR Scan Performed to Locate Live Conduits in Newark, NJGround Penetrating Radar is a great tool to scan areas for rebar, post tension cables, and conduits, including PVC pipes and can also be used to locate underground utilities prior to digging, excavating, or drilling.  Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems – GPRS – to learn how we can assist with your project in Newark and surrounding areas such as East Orange, Orange, West Orange, Kearny, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Union, Irvington, Springfield, Millburn, Livingston, Secaucus, Union City, Hoboken, Bayonne and many more.  Please contact Joe Bernarducci at 848-223-5084 or Joe.Bernarducci@gprsinc.com to learn more about ground penetrating radar and how GPRS can assist in your projects.

Photo of GPR findings following GPR scan.  In the North Jersey/Tri-state area GPRS is usually able to get a project manager out to your site to complete the necessary GPR scans within 24-48 hours depending on time of the year.  To schedule service or obtain a quote, please contact Joe Bernarducci at 848.223.5084, or Joe.Bernarducci@gprsinc.com or visit www.gprsinc.com.

GPRS Does Utility Mark-Out at Jersey Shore

At an apartment complex located on the Jersey Shore, a contractor contacted GPRS to locate and mark on the surface all possible utilities on the property. The purpose of the utility mark-out was to identify all possible gas lines, water lines, communication lines and live electric. The contractor wanted to avoid all of these obstacles, in order to ensure the safety for his crew when excavating. GPRS was clearly able to identify all subsurface utilities within the property by accurately using ground penetrating radar, which is a safe and effective method for locating utilities subsurface.

For more information or a quote about a job in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware, contact Paul.Kulesza@GP-Radar.com, or call (609)-350-9651, and visit our website at www.gp-radar.com

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GPRS Supports History by Locating Urns and Unmarked Graves

Virginia contains many cemeteries, historic, and memorial sites. The changing landscape can erase the knowledge of what lies below the surface.  A client called in GPRS to identify unmarked graves throughout their property. GPRS was also able to locate the requested areas for urns in the cemetery as well.  GPRS can identify the depth and location of these areas, which have the potential of containing those at rest. We are able to identify potential plots in a safe, effective, and timely manner with no disturbance to the areas in question. This service is possible with the GSSI ground penetrating radar technology utilized by knowledgeable and experienced technicians. Site sensitivity and customer satisfaction are key components to GPRS cemetery operations. We aim to provide satisfactory collaborative experiences and also provide data explanation and reporting as well as GPS mapping, CAD, and image overlays to assist in the needs for any project.  Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Virginia work diligently to provide quality expectations of what lies beneath the surface.

If you need a quote for cemetery mapping and investigation in Virginia, or the Arlington, Alexandria, DC, Southern and/or Northern Virginia areas please contact Stephen Yant at 703-851-3853 or at Stephen.Yant@GP-Radar.com.

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GPRS locates post tension cables in Washington D.C.

WashingtonDCA contractor investigating the structural components of a post tension building in Washington DC contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of DC for concrete scanning. The contractor hoped to find valuable information about the reinforcing and post tension cables of the building before core drilling for anchors on the slab edge. GPRS was able to mark the depths of the reinforcing and cables accurately. GPRS scanning assists contractors by reducing the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during drilling, cutting, trenching, anchoring and other sub-surface applications. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, using GSSI Sir-3000 technology, located the critical post tension cables in the slab which allowed contractors to avoid a possible cable strike. GPRS has used different GSSI antennas to accommodate for ceiling work or even work in tight spaces giving clients data up to 1” close to walls or objects.  Information was given in real time, giving the contractor quick results with a safe place to drill in each location. This was all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive way.

If your company needs reinforcing or post tension mapping in the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. Arlington, Alexandria or surrounding areas with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact Stephen Yant at 703-851-3853 or at Stephen.Yant@GP-Radar.com.

GPRS Used to Help Drillers Avoid Radiant Heat Tubes

A General Contractor had a project in Wrentham, MA inside of a new office building development. The scope of the project was to drill through the floor in multiple locations so that anchor bolts could be placed in the ground to secure multiple staircases. The drillers did not want to hit any radiant heating tubes because if they did, the entire floor would have had to be excavated and the radiant heating would have had to be repaired or redone entirely. The General Contractor decided to contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Rhode Island 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 radiant heating tube. GPRS uses real time applications and were experienced enough to be able to locate all of the radiant heating in the scope of work and differentiate between the mesh in the floor, and the radiant heat tubes.

At the job site, GPRS scanned the new development in 12 locations where the anchor bolts were to be placed. The radiant heating was not ready to be turned on, so a thermal imager was not able to be used. With the vast knowledge and experience of the GPRS technician, the radiant heat was able to be mapped using only GPR. The General Contractor now had the information they needed to proceed with the project without causing any delays in the project going forward.

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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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
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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.