Ground Penetrating Radar Scan to Locate Conduits Embedded in an Elevated Slab at a Professional Baseball Stadium in Detroit, MI

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Prior to concrete saw cutting it’s essential to have the information needed to perform the demolition without compromising any existing utilities that may be embedded in the slab. This is especially important when dealing with a professional sports franchise stadium. As they say the show must go on but it’s better to have all the lights working properly than not.

Baseball2The facilities manager affiliated with a professional baseball team had a project where they had to saw cut out a section of an elevated slab inside the stadium to replace some worn concrete. The baseball team was traveling on a current road trip & the facilities manager only had a week to complete the project before the team returned home. They couldn’t afford to damage any existing utilities during the saw cutting process since they had limited time to complete it. The facilities manager contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Detroit to scan the elevated slab & determine if any conduits were in the area of the proposed saw cut. When GPRS showed up onsite they noticed an electrical room nearby. This was a definite sign of possible conduits passing through the area. Sure enough, GPRS was able to locate a live power conduit that fed some lighting inside the stadium. They marked the path directly on the surface in a clear manner so the saw cutting team wouldn’t have any issues. The facilities manager was pleased that a potential headache was diverted by contacting GPRS.

The next time you have a need to locate sub-surface utilities in the Ann Arbor MI & Detroit MI area, contact Regional Manager, Thaddeus Bullock at 734.377.4551 or Thaddeus.bullock@gp-radar.com. You can also visit our website at www.gp-radar.com.

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Conduit Locating in Palm Beach, FL

A general contractor needed to drill into a concrete wall in Miami, FL. The concrete area that needed to be scanned / x-rayed, using ground penetrating radar, was a poured concrete wall and was known to have conduit in it. Thus they contacted the concrete specialists in conduit locating, Matt Rankin of GPRS. This application, conduit mapping, is a common job for GPR. GPRS, Inc. in South Florida took the call and mobilized to the site.

On site, GPRS was able analysis the concrete and find the conduit running through the wall and marked those on the surface. GPRS then collaborated with the contractor, as to the depth and location of the conduit. The advantage to radar compared to X-Ray is that radar can locate the obstructions from the surface of the ground, without dangerous radiation. The project was a success and why radar is “The New Way to X-Ray”.

Matt Rankin runs GPRS operations in the South Florida area. This includes Vero Beach to MIami. He can be reached at (561)252-6132 or matt.rankin@gp-radar.com. Locating conduit is a very frequent service performed by the GPR technicians at GPRS Inc.

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CONCRETE SCAN | The Woodlands, TX

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) of the Houston, TX office was called by Hoar Construction to locate reinforcement in the slab of the balconies at the 8 story multi-family complex in The Woodlands, Tx. In order to safely secure the storm-rated sliding doors to the concrete slab with 3” anchor bolts, Mitch Halquist, technician on site, used GPR (ground penetrating radar) 1600 MHz antenna to locate and mark out reinforcement in the slab such as post tension cables and rebar.

GPRS of Houston, TX office covers Humble, Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands, Cypress, Katy, Missouri City, Pearland, League City and Pasadena, TX. For more information onutility locating or to arrange a Lunch and Learn Presentation, please contact Corey Brecht – Regional Manager at 281-728-7025 or Mitch Halquist – Project Manager at 713-253-7072. You can also email Corey at Corey.Brecht@gp-radar.com or Mitch at mitch.halquist@gp-radar.com.

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Locating Utilities and Steel Reinforcement in Rochester, NY

Environmental Resource Management was working on a project in a manufacturing plant in Rochester, NY and as part of this needed conduct soil borings in several locations throughout the location. In order to determine where they could drill they needed to have the steel reinforcement mapped out, as well as utilities running through the floors mapped out. Environmental Resource Management, who is a regular customer of GPRS Inc. called the local representative to come out and conduct the survey.

Jim Bell of the Upstate, NY office, which focuses on the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Albany markets mobilized to the site and was able to quickly detect and lay out the steel reinforcement as conduit running through the areas near the boring locations. Jim and GPR were able to complete this project in real time and with none of the radiation concerns that come with using x-ray to locate tensioned cables or rebar.

The picture below shows the location which was surveyed. If you are interested in obtaining more information or a quote please visit our “Contact Us” page for a local representative near you. GPRS, Inc. now has an office located in the Upstate New York area that can more adequately meet the needs of contractors who desire the use of ground penetrating radar in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Albany areas.

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This image shows the area of the floor that was surveyed by GPRS
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Underground Storage Tanks Located – Warsaw, IN

GPRS of Indiana was hired to locate any underground storage tanks at an AutoZone in Warsaw, IN. The Autozone’s parking lot was built over a former gas station lot. It was suspected that the old gas station tanks were never removed after it closed. A technician was able to pinpoint the location and depths of five underground tanks, as well as some abandoned piping associated with the gas station. For UST and utility locating projects in the Indianapolis area call Sam Baldwin at(317) 504-1068 or e-mail: sam.baldwin@gp-radar.com.

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GPRS Conducts Private Utility Locate near Nashville, TN

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A general contractor had a project at a 500 kv Substation near Nashville, TN where they needed to dig a long trench in order to run new electrical conduit. It was unknown what utilities they might encounter while excavating the new trench. Prior to proceeding, they contacted GPRS of Tennessee to gain the information needed to safely excavate so they didn’t compromise anything existing during the construction process.

We use the latest ground penetrating technology to provide critical information on utilities, materials, and other potential obstructions within existing structures or underground. Fast and reliable, GPRS provides both two- and three-dimensional images of the scanned areas without delivering any radiation. All of our equipment is registered and meets all standard FCC regulations.

Utilizing GPR reduces risk and cost, promotes a safe work environment, and provides non-destructive testing by locating materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, steel and pavement. Our client base includes hospitals, universities, surveyors, engineers, homeowners, contractors, environmentalists, and excavators.

For your next sub-surface project in Nashville, Tennessee, contact Regional Manager, Matt Johnson, at 615.418.4023 or matt.johnson@gp-radar.com. You can also visit our website at www.gp-radar.com.

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GPRS Locates Utilities at Federal Courthouse – Nashville, TN

In June of 2014, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) was contacted by a local consulting firm to help identify underground utilities on the campus of the Federal Courthouse in Nashville, TN. The contractor was conducting soil boring testing and did not want to strike any underground utilities during the drilling process. The company contacted GPRS of Nashville, Tennessee in order to know where the lines were located in order to avoid hitting any of them.

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Matt Johnson of GPRS was contacted in order to perform the survey at this location. Using our 400MHz antenna radar equipment, we were able to map out all of the anomalies which were running through the areas of concern as well as provide depths to the tops of the anomalies found. The contractor was pleased with our results and felt relieved that they were able to work in the areas knowing where the anomalies were located.

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GPRS uses safe & cost effective methods to complete GPR scans. They are able to provide real time results for their clients so projects can continue without hesitation. The next time you have a project with a need to see sub surface in the Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga or Memphis areas, please contact Regional Manager, Matt Johnson, at 615.418.4023 or Matt.Johnson@gp-radar.com.

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Buried Car/Time Capsule located with EMI | Houston, TX

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TimeCapsule2Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) of the Houston, TX office was called by The City of Oak Ridge North to locate a buried car. The city buried the car 30 years ago as a time capsule with personal items from the community inside. Mitch Halquist and Nate Loyola, technicians on site, used EMI (Electromagnetic Induction) to locate and mark out the potential burial location. In the photo above, the EMI data shows the red/yellow area to be a highly conductivity area which would suggest a large metal object. While still on site, the city began to excavate the suspected area and after about 6’ of earth had been removed, the doorframe of the “time capsule” was exposed. This buried treasure was found!

GPRS of Houston, TX office covers Humble, Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands, Cypress, Katy, Missouri City, Pearland, League City and Pasadena, TX. For more information on utility locating or to arrange a Lunch and Learn Presentation, please contact Corey Brecht – Regional Manager at 281-728-7025 or Mitch Halquist – Project Manager at 713-253-7072. You can also email Corey at Corey.Brecht@gp-radar.com or Mitch at mitch.halquist@gp-radar.com.

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GPRS Used to Locate Underground Utilities in
West Memphis, AR

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems’ Little Rock, AR office worked with a company to locate utilities prior to excavation at a truck fueling facility.  GPRS marked location and depth of vital fuel lines and other utilities.  GPRS uses non-destructive testing equipment to locate utilities, piping, power-lines, underground storage tanks, and grave sites that are unable to be seen. Using GPRS is a safe, cost effective way to make sure you can safely drill or dig and not destroy any underground utilities or determine if USTs do or do not exist on a property.

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Other services we offer are: Post-Tension Cable Location, Conduit Mapping, Rebar Mapping, Void Location and more. If GPR services are needed in Arkansas, call Casey Barefield at 501.251.4036 or email at casey.barefield@gp-radar.com.

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