GPRS Finds the Location of a Sewer Pipe for a Customer in Ohio

Ohio2Bo McGee from GPRS Ohio region was called out to a plant to locate a sewer line in need of repair prior to the customer excavating.   Here are the comments from the customer on the project along with the before and after pictures.

“You not only found the “mystery” location of the sewer piping, but you discovered a network of live conduits that were in the planned cut zone.   As a result of your scans, we opted to jack-hammer the concrete instead of saw cutting it.  The marked locations for the conduit and sewer piping were right-on, and we had no difficulties during the excavation. “

GPR is a safe & cost efficient method to locate reinforcing steel, conduit, voids, etc. To learn more about the capabilities of GPRS in Northwest Ohio, contact Regional Manager, Bo McGee, at 419-481-6737 or bo.mcgee@gp-radar.com. You can also visit our website www.gp-radar.com for additional information.

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Locating Reinforcement in an Elevated Slab – Kansas City, MO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Kansas City was called to scan an elevated concrete slab at The Parkway Tower condominiums in downtown Kansas City, MO before coring for new fiber lines. The technician was able to mark out any reinforcement and conduits in the slab to allow the contractor to core holes without hitting anything.

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Using GPR to analyze an area before coring is a smart and effective solution to help avoid conduits, post-tension cables, rebar and other items within the slab. Ground Penetrating Radar of Kansas City can also assist in any projects in Lawrence, Topeka, and St. Joseph areas. For more information about GPRS capabilities please contact Terry Jeffries at terry.jeffries@gp-radar.com or 913-232-6533.

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Clearing Utilities at the US Open

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems’ Raleigh, North Carolina office was able to work with the USGA at Pinehurst to clear utilities in areas where drilling and digging would occur prior to the US Open. GPRS uses Non-Destructive testing equipment to locate piping, power-lines, underground storage tanks, and conduit that is unable to be seen. Using GPR is a safe, cost effective way to make sure you can safety drill or dig and not destroy any underground utilities or determine if UST’s 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 Raleigh/Durham call Mitch White at 919.794.1046 or email at mitch.white@gp-radar.com

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Conduit Locating on a Pool Deck in Palm Beach, FL

Palm BeachA general contractor needed to saw cut the slab of a pool deck in Palm Beach, FL. The concrete area that needed to be scanned / x-rayed, using ground penetrating radar, was a pre-existing concrete slab and was known to have conduit in the slab. 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 no conduit running through the deck, but found support beams, and marked those on the surface.  GPRS then collaborated with the contractor, as to the depth and location of the support beams. 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 and beams is a very frequent service performed by the GPR technicians at GPRS Inc.

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Private Utilities Located in Chesterfield, Virginia

The Richmond office of Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently called by a general contractor from Maryland to Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield, VA. The scope of work was to locate the underground utilities surrounding a transformer so that the contractor could safely dig a new foundation to install new bleachers on the football field. In order to safely dig without damaging these lines, the contractor needed both the location and depths provided. Both the location and depth of all utilities in the surveyed area were located, marked, and flagged on the ground and the contractor was able to safely continue work. For more information on how GPRS, Inc. can help you on your next project, please contact Jonathan Mappin at 757-319-1903 or by email at jonathan.mappin@gp-radar.com.  GPRS, Inc. can also locate conduits, rebar, and post-tension cables in concrete.

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Underground Storage Tank Locate – Mequon, WI

MequonThis scan was performed in the parking lot of a former manufacturing facility in Mequon, WI. A suspected underground storage tank was thought to remain on site and needed to be located as part of an environmental study. David Hagenmayer, with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc., was called out search the area using a GPR system. After a short investigative scan of the area, David mapped out an anomaly that had characteristics consistent with known USTs. The area marked was excavated later that week and the UST was removed with surgical precision.

Ground Penetrating Radar is cost effective, non-hazardous, and provides data in real time.

For GPRS capabilities in The Midwest, please call (312) 882-0429 or email David.Hagenmayer@gp-radar.com.

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Utility Locating in Washington, PA for Precision Pipeline

Precision Pipeline is in the proces of installing a pipeline in Washington, PA to Delmont, PA. Precision Pipeline had made their PA One Calls, but still had a lot of private utilities that were not covered by either One Call or the maps. Precision hired GPRS to sweep the entire right of way, a total distance of 50 plus miles. In the picture below we see a gas and water line that the home owner thought was on the other side of the street.

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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Utility Locate at Rice Eccles Stadium University of Utah

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by the University of Utah to locate the main power lines leading from power boxes to the stadium.  There was one line already cut in half by the jack hammer and was a significant power line for the stadium.  The contractor did not know the exact locations and depths of the lines and did not want to jack hammer through anymore critical utilities.  Ground Penetrating Radar Systems came out and successfully located and gave depths of all the utilities.

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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 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 Utah, Idaho, or Montana please contact Adam Kubicki at 801-599-2115 or at adam.kubicki@gp-radar.com.  Sonar has also been used in Tooele, Provo, Ogden, Park City, Spanish Fork, Orem, and West Valley, Utah.  X-ray can also be used by GPRS to locate conduits, rebar, and post tension in concrete slabs.

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Underground Storage Tank Scan – Chicago Heights, IL

Chicago HeightsThis scan was performed inside a manufacturing warehouse in Chicago Heights, IL. A suspected underground storage tank on the premises was thought to have been removed; however, no records of the removal were available. David Hagenmayer, with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc., was called out to locate any existing USTs and/or former excavations associated with tank removals. David was able to locate an anomaly next to the wall believed to be a UST. Upon further inspection by the client, a confirmed UST was buried at a depth of 4 feet. The tank was safely removed and the process was documented for future records.

Ground Penetrating Radar is cost effective, non-hazardous, and provides data in real time.

For GPRS capabilities in The Midwest, please call (312) 882-0429 or email David.Hagenmayer@gp-radar.com

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