Conduit and Beam Mapping at Future Jimmy Johns

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a contractor to locate possible utilities and beam locations in a concrete is a future location of a Jimmy Johns in Downtown Atlanta.  The contractor was asked to core 12 locations for the future installation of equipment.  To determine the best location, GPRS was contacted to map out a large area around the core sites.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna and Radio Detection Wand for this application to locate the utilities and beams. All findings were marked directly on the concrete at customers request for easy interpretation.  GPR was ideal for this application due to the ability to mark all findings in real time.  GPR is also ideal as it 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 in Georgia please contact Patrick Moulin at 770-713-7697 or at patrick.moulin@gp-radar.com.

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GPR Used to Locate Anomalies in St. Petersburg, FL

In January of 2014, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) was contacted by a contractor in order to locate any anomalies such as gas lines, sewer lines, electrical lines, water lines, communications lines and fiber optic lines on the campus of the VA Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. The contractor needed to make certain of where anomalies were running in order to tie into an existing water line in certain areas. The company contacted GPRS of Tampa, Florida in order to know where the lines were located in order to avoid hitting any of them.

Justin Rasanow 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.

Below is a photo taken on-site which depicts anomalies running through an area of concern. Each line (a total of 4 separate lines in this photo) represents one anomaly. The water line they are tying into is shown in blue. The red line indicates an electrical line, while the two white lines represent an “unknown” anomaly. We scanned this area of concern using our 400MHz antenna.

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Clearing Cores for Downs Electric Through the Use of Ground Penetrating Radar

 Downs Electric contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Omaha to scan concrete at the Travel Transport Building in Omaha, NE. The slab was poured over corrugated steel and so the shallow and deep parts of the pan were marked along with crossing rebar and as shown in the picture below. This made possible cuts and cores that would minimize damage to the structure and the cost to Downs Electric.

Downs Electric

The GPRS technician used the GSSI 1600MHz antenna and RD8000 to analyze and locate anomalies in concrete on the site. GPR can also be used to locate utilities and underground storage tanks (USTs).  GPR is a safe alternative to X-ray and does not cause disruption or safety hazard to other workers or tenants. 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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Scanning Concrete for Local Shopping Mall in Frontenac, MO

In Frontenac, MO, GPRS recently scanned concrete for a local shopping mall. Sam Heisman mapped out all of the reinforcement and conduit beneath the surface prior to saw-cutting. All saw-cutting proceeded without incident and on schedule. For concrete scanning in St. Louis, Call 314.412.9806 or email sam.heisman@gp-radar.com.

Sam Heisman

Sam Heisman Heisman in Frontenac, MO scanned concrete for a local shopping mall.

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Scanning Foundation for Stability Before Equipment Installation

The Elliott Group is installing a Toshiba TMD-20 CNC machine. Weighing in at 61,730 lbs., the Toshiba TMD-20 needs a foundation 3 ft. thick. Before installing the foundation for the new machine, The Elliott Group had GPRS come in and scan the location prior to excavation. In the past when removing existing concrete, The Elliott Group found large air voids that they were not prepared for. Having GPRS in before any work was completed, they were able to know of any voids and conduits imbedded in the concrete.

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.

Scanning Foundation for Stability Before Equipment Installation

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Locating Fuel Lines at a Marina in Surfside Beach, TX

Ground Penetrating Radar systems of Houston recently responded to a marina in Surfside Beach, TX to help identify buried fuel lines. The marina planned to remove concrete but did not want to damage the buried pipeline in the process. South Texas Division Regional Manager Corey Brecht was able to pin-point the location and depth of the lines. The concrete workers could then safely remove the slab and continue with their project.

To find out how non-destructive testing can help you find buried lines, call Corey Brecht at 281-728-7025 or email at corey.brecht@gp-radar.com.

Locating Fuel Lines at a Marina in Surfside Beach, TX

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Locating Rebar Prior to Core Drilling in New York, NY

Tomahawk Coring was contracted to core drill in 150 locations in a new development in Midtown Manhattan.  The engineer for the project determined that any compromising of the top layer of rebar in the concrete could weaken the strength of the building.  Tomahawk contacted Jim James of the GPRS Manhattan office and Jim explained that he could quickly and accurately locate all top rebar and provide real-time markings.

Jim mobilized to the site and began scanning for the rebar.  He was able to clear around all 150 core drilling locations in just a day and a half on site.  If you are interested in obtaining more information or a quote please visit out “Contact Us” page for a local representative near you.

Locating Rebar Prior to Core Drilling in New York, NY

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Conduit Mapping at Kumi Manufacturing in Alabama

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a contractor to locate possible utilities in a concrete slab on the factory floor on Kumi Manufacturing.  The contractor was asked to remove the existing slab and replace it with a reinforced floor to prepare for heavy machinery.  They were concerned of hitting utilities, particularly live power, and brought GPRS in to scan before cutting the concrete.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 400 MHz antenna and the Radio Detection wand for this application to locate the utilites. All findings were marked directly on the concrete at customers request for easy interpretation.  GPR was ideal 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 in Georgia please contact Patrick Moulin at 770-713-7697 or at patrick.moulin@gp-radar.com.

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GPR Used to Locate Conduit in Denver, CO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was contacted by Western Summit/McCarthy joint venture to locate reinforcement and conduit in a concrete slab at the Metro Wastewater Reclamation Plant in Denver, CO. The customer was wished to penetrate the slab in several areas and did not wish to strike any reinforcement or conduit. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to provide digital concrete imaging for the customer to avoid striking anything they did not wish to hit.

GPR Used to Locate Conduit in Denver, CO

GPRS used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna and radar detection for picking up live power in the slab.  All findings were marked directly with permanent marker on the surface for easy interpretation. GPR does not require extra time to develop films as with traditional x-ray and all findings are marked in real time. Ground penetrating radar was needed for this job to keep the customer from drilling or cutting conduit or reinforcement and to easily continue with installing anything needed through slab without damaging the structural integrity of the building and damaging conduit. GPR emits no radiation so it is safe to use in an occupied building. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Inc. main goal is to keep your job site safe and communicate in the best way possible what we are seeing from our data.

GPRS uses safe and cost effective methods to conduct ground penetrating radar investigations. If you need similar concrete imaging to locate post tension cables, rebar, underground storage tanks, plumbing or electrical conduits on your jobsite. Serving all of Colorado and Wyoming: Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Vail, Aspen, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Laramie, and Cheyenne. As well as local offices in Salt Lake City UT, Albuquerque NM, Phoenix AZ, Omaha NE, and Kansas City with an office to open soon in Canada. Please contact Ryan Shannon at 303.913.8630 or Ryan.Shannon@GP-Radar.com to schedule an appointment or with any inquiries.

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