A contractor needing to work underneath a slab on grade contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Washington D.C./Virginia to investigate. GPRS scanning aids contractors in reducing the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during drilling, cutting, trenching, anchoring and other construction/demolition processes. GPRS, used GSSI Sir-3000 technology, to locate anomalies typical of Post-Tension cables in the
This past month, a GPRS technician was called upon in Orlando, FL to quickly meet the needs of a large General Contractor. The company was working at an Orlando Hospital and needed to relocate an air conditioning unit on the second floor. The technician arrived on site and was able to accurately mark out the
A general construction company was in the beginning stages of constructing a new parking garage for one of the main hospitals in downtown Charleston South Carolina. They contacted GPRS to help locate utilities prior to drilling for foundation installations. Grid scans with the 400 MHz ground penetrating radar antenna were performed to identify and mark
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Las Vegas was contacted by a large general contractor to locate the reinforcing steel in a concrete slab prior to core drilling. GPRS was able to locate and mark the reinforcing steel onto the surface of the concrete so that the core drilling could be performed without cutting through
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was contacted by a contractor to locate conduit and reinforcement in a concrete slab at University of Colorado Boulder. The contractor needed to core drill into a concrete slab in several areas to install new plumbing for renovations in a building. The customer needed to avoid striking
During renovation of an existing structure in downtown Oklahoma City, a general contractor needed to anchor new stairs into the existing columns and beams. Per the structural engineer’s request, no rebar was allowed to be damaged during the drilling process. Ground Penetrating Radar Services was requested to accurately map the existing steel within the structure.
When excavating or drilling it is essential to know what underground utilities could be passing through the proposed areas. Not knowing these utilities could be in the area can result in serious injury & also cost the contractor more money in repairs, damages and delays anything damaged. These facts are multiplied when working inside an