Rebar Mapping in San Diego, California

Rebar Mapping in San Diego California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. was contacted by a contractor in San Diego to locate and map out structural reinforcing in an elevated concrete slab. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. used a 1600 MHz GPR antenna to perform the survey. The findings were marked directly on the surface with blue tape as seen in the picture above. This enabled the contractor the confidence and knowledge to continue with their concrete coring.

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, rock, soil, ice, and pavement. Our client base includes hospitals, universities, surveyors, engineers, homeowners, contractors, environmentalists, and excavators.
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GPRS of St. Louis Surveys Cell Tower

GPRS of St. Louis Surveys Cell TowerIn January of 2014 Sam Heisman of GPRS St. Louis surveyed a cell phone tower near Festus, MO. A local contractor needed to install anchor bolts for stabilization.  With Ground Penetrating Radar and Radio Detection, Sam was able to find a number of electrical lines. The bolt locations were moved and the project proceeded on time. No neighboring businesses were interrupted during the survey since GPR emits less radiation than that of a cellphone; it does not emit harmful radiation, produces virtually no noise, and will not disturb equipment or facility workers.

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, rock, soil, ice, and pavement. Our client base includes hospitals, universities, surveyors, engineers, homeowners, contractors, environmentalists, and excavators.

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Technician Profile – Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson

What city of cities have you worked in for GPRS?

Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Key West among others.

How long have you been with GPRS?

Since Oct. 2010

What person accomplishments are you proud of achieving at GPRS?

Learning to continually improve no matter what the circumstances.

Tell us about your spouse, family, kids, and/ or pets?

My wife of 9 years, America, has helped me to become a better person more than I’ve ever though possible. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats. All of which are rescue animals.

I am #11 of 13 children from incredible parents.

What are your hobbies?

Sports. Watching and playing. Especially basketball and football.

What is your favorite sports team?

All Cleveland and Miami Sports. (I’m a glutton for punishment)

What is your favorite thing about the town you live in?

The weather and fresh seafood.

What has been your favorite job site that you have worked at and why?

Key West Naval Airstation. I love going to the Keys

What is your favorite aspect of your work here at GPRS?

By far, it’s my coworkers. Best I’ve ever had.

What is your favorite local restaurant (include city and state)?

The Keys Fisheries in Marathon Key

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

The Keys. It’s a break from business of Miami but with all of the food and ocean.

What is your claim to fame (what do people find really interesting about you)?

This may sound silly but, at 5’ 7”, I could dunk a basketball from age 18-22 years old. Although, that was once upon a time.

Do you have a motto that you live or work by if so what is it?

Never allow fear to dictate what I believe to be the right thing.

What is your biggest personal goal in the next five years?

Learn as much as I can from my parents about their life.

My Parents are a little older than most parents of people my age and the older I get, the more intriguing there life stories’ are. Eg. What life was like heating your house with coal, having an Iceman come to your house to cool your refrigerator, what things were like during Civil Rights period, etc.

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Technician Profile – Jacob Blust

Jacob Blust

What city of cities have you worked in for GPRS?

My areas that I cover include: Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Temple, Waco, McAllen, Laredo, Eagles Pass, San Marcos, New Braunfels, San Angelo, and Fort Stockton. I have also helped out in Oklahoma City, Dallas, Sacramento, Houston, and New Orleans.

How long have you been with GPRS?

I started with GPRS in August 2010.

What person accomplishments are you proud of achieving at GPRS?

It would probably being a part of the growth of the Texas/Oklahoma region. When I started, I was only the 3rd technician in the area. Today we have 9 technicians in Texas. The work that we, as a team, have done has allowed us to bring in 6 additional technicians into this area.

Tell us about your spouse, family, kids, and/ or pets?

I am the youngest of 3 sons. My parents and one brother and his wife live in Toledo. My other brother and his wife live in Boston. I have my first niece or nephew coming in a few months… very excited to be an uncle!

What are your hobbies?

I am an avid movie fan. I can usually be found in my free time at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Austin. I enjoy all types of films… especially love watching older movies back on the big screen.

I also like to paint… I’m not great at it, but I really enjoy it. I usually like painting scenes/images from movies, or recreating movie posters.

What is your favorite sports team?

I have grown up a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and Detroit Tigers. Also, I had the privilege to go to the Super Bowl in Dallas to see my Green Bay Packers win!!

What is your favorite thing about the town you live in?

Where to start?! Austin is an absolutely great, beautiful, and unique city. No matter what your interests are, there is something to do every day of the week. In the summer, my favorite thing would be all the outdoor movies they show around town at all the different parks at night. Oh yeah, did I mention Austin is the “food trailer capital of the world”?

What has been your favorite job site that you have worked at and why?

I have been to a lot of cool job sites, but the most unique on would a project by Lake Travis in Texas. My contact and I got into a lift, picked up by a crane, and dropped down a shaft of about 500’ to scan for rebar on the sides of shaft walls. To be that far below the surface was truly something amazing to see.

What is your favorite aspect of your work here at GPRS?

I really enjoy being on different job sites day to day. After my jobs where I would be in the same place every day, the daily change of scenery is great. Texas has some great areas to drive through.

What is your favorite local restaurant (include city and state)?

Oh man. This is going to be tough. I would have to go with Chuy’s (originated in Austin, TX). But there are a ton that I enjoy… I’m a bit of a foodie.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Love going to OBX, North Carolina. Nothing beats the beach vacation and seafood.

What is your biggest personal goal in the next five years?

After being down in Austin for the past few years, I really want to establish some roots. I’m working towards buying a house in South Austin sometime this year. An equally big goal (and more important) is getting to a healthier way of living. I will be working at getting healthier and losing weight.

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Utility Locate for Jaynes Corporation in Bernalillo, NM

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) was called to map drainage lines in the old bathroom of the Santa Ana Star casino in Bernalillo, NM for Jaynes Construction.  Jaynes wanted to know the specific location of these lines because there were excavating the old bathroom and putting in a new restaurant.  Using GPR, the drainage line was found along with two other electrical lines, which provided the client with the necessary information for their future construction planning of the restaurant.

Jaynes Corp

Here at GPRS we operate with the newest and most innovative GPR equipment; which is completely safe for both our clients and the job site because there is no radiation emitted from the equipment. What we find is immediately available to our customers because we can mark on the surface what we are seeing, and therefore no wait time is required. GPRS can help you locate post-tension cables, rebar, conduits, underground storage tanks and utilities. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems – GPRS to learn how we can assist with your next project.  Contact your local representative at jordan.bradish@gp-radar.com or 505-250-6742. GPRS of Albuquerque can mobilize to Rio Rancho, Los Alamos and Roswell. GPRS Inc. also has offices throughout the mountain states in Salt Lake City UT, Boise ID, Helena MT and Denver CO. See www.gp-radar.com for more information on these offices.

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GRPS uses EMI and 400MHz antenna to locate Utilities in Craig Colorado

GPRS was contacted by TriHydro Corporation of Laramie Wyoming to use ground penetrating radar and Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) to locate utilities and possible underground storage tanks (UST’s) in Craig Colorado. The customer was going to do soil boring samples on the job and needed to verify that there were no utilities or tanks still present on the property. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was able to quickly mobilize and scan the area using 400MHz antenna, and EMI (electromagnetic induction).

TriHydro1

The technician was able to quickly scan the area and mark out any findings that were located while 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 and locate any targets that would put off a magnetic field.  This data is then processed in the truck so any potential targets can be communicated to the customer quickly and efficently.

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In addition to locating underground storage tanks and utilities in Craig Colorado, we offer other non-destructive services such as void detection in Wyoming, concrete thickness testing in Fort Collins, and locating reinforcement in Vail Colorado. GRPS is also local in Phoenix, Arizona. To schedule a survey contact your local representative Adam Rock at adam.rock@gp-radar.com.

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GPR Used at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO

 Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was contacted by a contractor to locate utilities the Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the installation of a new building next to the stadium. The customer did not have complete knowledge of the utilities of the area and did not wish to strike any unknown utilities while excavating. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to locate possible utilities using Ground Penetrating Radar technology in the proposed excavation area to keep the job site safe and on schedule, eliminating any unknowns.

Sports Authority

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. used a GSSI 400 MHz GPR antenna and Radio Detection to locate any possible utilities. All data findings are marked directly on the surface for the easiest interpretation of anomalies found. At GPRS, Inc., our main goal is to keep your job site safe and eliminate any unknowns while communicating in the best way possible what we are seeing from our data.

GPRS, Inc. specializes in ground penetrating radar services and is our primary source of revenue. With that in mind, the amount of experience and specialization of subsurface investigations as well as a nationwide network of technicians; GPRS, Inc. is unrivaled in the industry.  GPRS, Inc. can supply your project with the safest and most accurate ground penetrating radar service in the business. Your safety and job efficiency is very important us.

If you are interested in learning more about our specialized utility locating capabilities or other Ground Penetrating Radar applications such as finding conduit locations in and under slab on grade concrete for saw cuts, locating sub-surface anomalies along a proposed pipeline trench, locating Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), clearing boring locations of possible Utilities for soil samples, Void Detection or even structural investigations. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a demo or lunch and learn – let us buy your team lunch so we can tell you more about our company and what we can offer your company and projects. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has an office local in Denver, CO serving all of Colorado and Wyoming as well as local offices in Salt Lake City UT, Albuquerque NM, Phoenix AZ, Omaha NE, and Kansas City as well as offices in nearly every major city in the United States. Contact Ryan Shannon (Project Manager) at 303.913.8630 or ryan.shannon@gp-radar.com today to schedule an appointment or with any inquiries.

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Utility Locating at Water Treatment Plant in Phoenix, AZ

GPRS in Arizona was called to locate utilities on site by Okland Construction. The contractor was installing new solar fields at the City of Phoenix Water Treatment Plant near Lake Pleasant. The process involved boring and digging into the ground to place posts that would hold the solar panels. The contractor was concerned about hitting utilities in the area.

Water Treatment AZ

GPRS was able to locate the utilities using both Ground Penetrating Radar technology and an RD7000 Radio Detection utility wand to scan for utilities in the proposed areas.  GPRS was able to locate live power, communication and water lines in the areas. GPRS marked all findings with spray paint and flags directly on the surface. After the markings, the contractor was able to begin the project immediately. The real time markings allowed the contractor to keep the project on time and budget.

Please contact your local representative, Brad Goforth to learn more about utility locating at 480-227-8614 or brad.goforth@gp-radar.com. We offer GPR and Utility services Nationwide.

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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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