Utilities located for the Utah air National Guard in Salt Lake City

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by the Utah Air National Guard to locate utilities prior to soil boring.  The customer was concerned about hitting utilities due to the inaccurate prints they had from past construction jobs.  The customer has penetrated utilities on previous boring jobs.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a 400 MHz antenna for this application and a Radio Detection (RD) device to detect electrical current deep in the soil.  All findings were marked with orange marking paint directly on the surface for easy interpretation by the customer.  GPRS’ 400 MHz antenna was ideal because of its accurate deep penetration and the open clear area the technician had to work.  GPR was utilized for this application due to the active work site in the surrounding areas.  GPR emits no radiation and is safe for others to work in the area near the scan location.

For a similar scan on your job site please contact Adam Kubicki at 801-599-2115 or at adam.kubicki@gp-radar.com.  Sonar has also been performed to locate reinforcement and conduit in concrete.  X-ray can be utilized in Boise, Idaho and Helena, Montana.  GPRS also uses radar to locate utilities in West Valley, Provo, Orem, Ogden, Park City, Heber City, West Jordan, and Murray, Utah.

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Underground Utility Locating at Mercy Hospital – Springfield, MO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Kansas City was hired by Beck to assist in finding underground utilities in the footprint of the new construction at the Cox South Hospital in
Springfield, MO.

Our technician was able to locate several utilities in the area of the expansion giving the contractor valuable information to assist in the excavation process. GPR is a not destructive way of locating utilities that can provide accurate depths that can be very helpful when starting any excavation. GPRS uses both GPR and a radio detection wand to help to help give a more complete investigation of potential utilities.

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If you would like to perform a similar survey in the Springfield or Joplin, MO area, please contact Regional Manager Kurt Schamberger at 913-961-9534 or kurt.schamberger@gp-radar.com

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GPR Used to Locate Possible UST (Underground Storage Tank) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

GPRS was contacted by Dickson & Associates of Denver Colorado to use Ground Penetrating Radar and Electro Magnetic Induction (EMI) to locate possible underground storage tanks (UST’s) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The customer was going to do soil boring samples on the job and needed to verify that there were no tanks still present on the property. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was able to quickly mobilize and scan the area using400 MHz antenna and EMI (Electromagnetic Induction) Profiler.

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The technician was able to quickly scan the area and mark out any possible areas that a UST was located currently or in the past using ground penetrating radar. Because GPR has instant results all findings were marked directly on the surface for the customer in real time. This was important to the customer as they needed results of all findings immediately.  Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was also able to use Electromagnetic Induction technology to scan the area to look deeper and locate any targets that will put off a magnetic field.  This data is then processed so any potential targets can be communicated to the customer immediately.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses these as well as other Non-Destructive concrete imaging testing’s to locate post-tension cables, rebar, underground storage tanks, plumbing or electrical conduits.  It is also safe to use the Ground Penetrating Radar technology as it does not deliver any radiation as we scan your job site unlike concrete x-ray.  If you need a similar scan on your job site please feel free to contact Kevin Salazar (Project Manager) at 720-498-3834 or e-mail at Kevin.Salazar@GP-Radar.com for the surrounding Denver metro areas Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Monument, Castle Rock, Parker, Littleton, Evergreen, Aspen, Vail, Golden and Broomfield.  We also perform GPR investigations out of Colorado in Albuquerque, Kansas City, Omaha, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

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Safe Trenching and Utility Locating in Elgin Nebraska for Blattner Energy

Blattner Energy hired Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Omaha to locate utilities and verify a clear path to trench for collection lines on the wind farm being developed near Elgin, NE

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Ground penetrating radar and radio detection was used to locate several utilities and verify places safe to trench. GPR is a safe technology that allows GPRS to locate anomalies and potential obstructions in the ground which may be helpful to be aware of when trenching or excavating. For more information about GPRS’s capabilities and availability please contact Project Manager Dane Short at 402-332-6257 or dane.short@gp-radar.com.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Scan Performed to Locate Rebar and Conduit in Newport Beach, California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. – GPRS – of Southern California was contacted by an large general contractor to scan 50 core drilling locations for plumbing and electrical at a hotel in Newport Beach, CA.  The contractor was not allowed to damage rebar during core drilling and especially did not want to drill through one of the numerous electrical conduits that were embedded in the slab.  GPRS was able to locate and mark the upper and lower layers of rebar onto the surface of the concrete so that the core could be performed without cutting through rebar.  GPR was also used to locating plastic/PVC conduits in the slab.  Conduits were found within the slab at almost every proposed core drilling location.  The conduits were labeled on the surface.  Unlike conventioan X-Ray, GPR is not limited to a specific size of area at each location.  We were able to scan at least a 2’x2’ area at each location so that the contractor would have safe options for drilling.

Ground 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.  GPRS has offices throughout the entire state of California and performs GPR surveys throughout the entire state, including cities like Los Angeles, Irvine, Glendale, San Diego, Riverside, Simi Valley, Pasadena, Altadena, Torrance, Orange, Anaheim, Long Beach, Lancaster, and Bakersfield.  Please contact Jamie Althauser at 310-427-1358 or Jamie.althauser@gp-radar.com to learn more about ground penetrating radar and how GPRS can assist in your projects.

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Photo of rebar and conduits marked on the concrete near core drilling locations.  To schedule service or obtain a quote, please contact Jamie Althauser at 310-427-1358 or 949-441-9394, Jamie.althauser@gp-radar.com or visit www.gp-radar.com.

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Rooftop Rebar Mapping in Manhattan

H&L Electric has been part of a complete overhaul of the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City.  As part of this, some equipment needed to be mounted to the roof of the building, but they were concerned about anchoring through a conduit or compromising the supporting steel in the roof.  H&L had already used GPRS for this type of work many times at the site and gave them another call.

They contacted Jim James of the New York, NY office and he quickly mobilized to their site.  Using GPR which will work for almost all “X-ray” situations without any radiation, Jim was able to quickly plot out the exact location of all rebar in the rooftop as well as a beam that ran near their location.  If you are interested in obtaining more information or a quote please visit out “Contact Us” page for a local representative near you.

Jim’s markings indicating rebar

Jim’s markings indicating rebar

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GPR Used To Locate Post-Tension Cables in Denver, Colorado

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was contacted by Milinder White Construction Co. of Arvada, Colorado to locate post-tension cables.  Milinder White needed GPRS to scan and locate reinforcement to safely place anchors.  GPRS went out to scan and locate tension cables with Ground Penetrating Radar.

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GPRS used a GSSI 1600 MHz Antenna to locate post-tension cables.  All findings were marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request for easy interpretation with black sharpie.  GPR was needed for this job to inform the customer where they could drill safely to place anchors.  Ground Penetrating Radar was successful for an accurate layout of post-tension cables.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems use safe and cost effective methods to conduct GPR investigations. Ground Penetrating Radar is safe to be around while concrete imaging is taking place, emitting no radiation unlike concrete x-ray.  GPRS can perform concrete imaging investigations on large or small areas to locate post-tension cables, rebar, underground storage tanks, plumbing or electrical conduits.  If you need a similar concrete imaging scan on your job site please feel free to contact Kevin Salazar (Project Manager) at 720-498-3834 or e-mail at Kevin.Salazar@GP-Radar.com for the surrounding Denver counties such as Arapahoe, Centennial, Adams, Jefferson and Douglas.  We also perform GPR surveys in Albuquerque, Kansas City, Omaha, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

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GPR Used to locate Conduit in Arcadia, FL

In December of 2013, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) was contacted by a water supply company in order to locate electrical conduit, re-bar & other anomalies in an elevated slab located in Arcadia, Florida. The contractor needed to make sure there were no anomalies such as electrical conduit in four areas before they could core-drill through the slab to install new filtration piping. The company contacted GPRS of Florida in order to avoid hitting any anomalies that may be running in the area where they planning to core-drill.

Justin Rasanow, our Tampa, FL Regional Manager for GPRS was contacted in order to perform the survey at this location. Using our 1600MHz antenna radar equipment, we were able to map out the re-bar patterns and other anomalies that were running in the concrete of the areas of concern. The contractor was pleased with our results and felt relieved that they were able to work in the area knowing where the anomalies were located.

Below is a photo taken on-site which depicts Justin Rasanow scanning one of the areas of concern. In this photo, the electrical conduit line is marked using a red oil-based crayon, while the re-bar is indicated on the surface by the black lines.

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GPRS Scan for Conduits at the Courtyard Marriott in Shadyside, PA

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Zelham Inc. was renovating the bar/lounge of the Courtyard Marriott in Shadyside, PA. Part of this renovation was installing a full new bar. Behind the bar they needed to saw cut the concrete to install a floor drain system. Not knowing if there were any power or internet conduits in the concrete slab, Zelham called GPRS to scan the floor and mark out any conduits.

Along with the new bar, the lounge was being upgraded. New tables and chairs, couches and TVs were installed. The new plans called for floor outlets to better assist the residents of the Marriott. As you can see in the picture below, GPRS was able to trace out an old conduit that was already in the path of the new conduit. Knowing this, Zelham was able to tie into this conduit, saving them time, money, and materials.

For GPR projects or quotes in the Pittsburgh area or western Pennsylvania, contact Jacob Lammott at 412-292-3266, email jake.lammott@gp-radar.com, or visit www.gp-radar.com.

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