Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. – GPRS – of Southern
Photo of area scanned. To schedule service or obtain a quote, please contact Alfredo Espinal 805-729-5877 or alfredo.espinal@gprsinCalifornia was contacted by a construction company in order to locate underground utilities. The scope of work consisted of scanning an approximate 20’x20’ area prior to drilling for 5 new bollards. The bollards will be placed to shield a new electrical pad that will be replacing an existing pad. We first connected to all visible conduits, transformers and stand pipes; all findings were marked on the surface with paint. We then scanned a 2’ grid in both directions with GPR and noted all depths on the surface; most findings were 2’-6’ deep. The customer was surprised to see several findings in the area which we then highly recommended to hand dig to the desired depth.
GPR scanning is a great tool to use for post tension cables, rebar, and conduits; it can also be used to scan for underground utilities prior to digging or excavating. GPRS has offices throughout the entire state of California and performs projects in cities like; Ventura, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Lancaster and the greater Los Angeles area. Please contact Alfredo Espinal at 805-729-5877 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about ground penetrating radar and how GPRS can assist in your projects.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by architects to locate the reinforcement running through a commercial slab of concrete. The architects were concerned of the safety issues with the load-bearing capabilities of the slab for future machinery that was going to be implemented into the warehouse. In order to safely place the machinery, the architects needed to know the amount of reinforcement in the slab, the depth of the reinforcement in the slab, and the thickness of the concrete prior to placing the machinery accurately and safely. GPRS was able to arrive onsite within 24 hours of the requested job and safely locate the entire reinforcement running inside the slab of concrete, the depth of the reinforcement, and the thickness of the concrete throughout the warehouse.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna for this application to locate the reinforcement. All findings were marked directly on the concrete with crayon at the customer’s request for easy interpretation and easy cleanup of the marked areas. 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. All Ground Penetrating Radar is real time data that is displayed and can be marked with 1/8” accuracy as the GPRS technician is scanning. There is no need for after-site data analysis or processing. This application makes is easy to get quick and accurate results in a manner that does not hold up the rest of the job or anyone else operating on that job site.
For a similar scan on your job site in the North Texas region, please contact Adam Kubicki at 972.922.0223 or at email@example.com. X-ray has been used to locate utilities in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Addison, and Carrolton, Texas. GPRS can also be used to locate your residential gas line, water line, sewer line, and other important utilities that can cause safety issues as well as financial. Please contact us to discuss further details on how we can assist you on your next project.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems’ Nashville, TN office recently worked with a local plumbing company to help them locate several areas suitable for core drilling through an elevated concrete slab. Working in a new residential building in The Wedgewood area of Nashville, a plumbing company needed to re-position several proposed core drilling locations to accommodate drains and water lines for kitchen and bathroom amenities. Many of the current locations were in or under existing walls and/or beams, making the prospect of coring in these areas very difficult. Rather than accept this risk or expend extra time and resources to have the site plans revised, the plumbing company coordinated with GPRS to scan the proposed areas and mark out rebar, post-tension cables and conduits directly on the slab. GPRS worked to troubleshoot the locations and, when necessary, advised moving the drilling locations to lower-risk areas. Fast and accurate, the GPRS scanning method prevented any further delays to the project that would have been caused if the plans had to be re-engineered and re-designed in order to reduce risk of striking reinforcement in the slab. Scanning and interpretation are in real-time, so project managers can instantly receive results, relay them to their team members, and make necessary adjustments on site without causing any delays.
GPRS uses non-destructive testing equipment to locate piping, post-tension cables, reinforcement, and conduits within the slab that are otherwise unable to be seen. Using GPRS is a safe, efficient, cost effective way to make sure you can safely drill or saw-cut and not destroy any conduits, rebar, post-tension cables, or other anomalies in concrete.
Other services we offer are: Underground Utility Mapping, Underground Tank Location, Concrete Analysis, Rebar Mapping, Void Location and more. GPRS is a nation-wide company with local project managers in over 50 cities. If GPR services are needed in Central Tennessee, contact Casey Barefield at 615.418.4023 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit www.gprsinc.com for a directory, to view important information about our company, or request more information about how we can serve you on your project.
At a residential property located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a realtor and their client contacted GPRS to conduct ground penetrating radar scans of a property to locate a possible Underground Storage Tank (UST). The realtor’s client was told the UST had been removed but wanted to conduct an investigation to be sure. GPRS was able to perform the scans in a timely manner and detect the UST which was marked on the surface in colored marking paint for further investigation.
For more information or a quote about a job in Philadelphia, Allentown, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware contact Paul.Kulesza@GPRSinc.com, or call (609)350-9651, and visit our website at www.GPRSinc.com
GPRS of Colorado Springs, Colorado was contacted to locate and map utilities at a gas station outside of Colorado Springs prior to drilling for new monitoring wells onsite. Project Manager Shawn Selmeski completed the project for the customer. The local company had no prior mapping of utilities on the property. Both private and public utilities were mapped for the company’s records, as well as planned future construction projects. Project Manager Shawn Selmeski recorded all utilities through a process of direct marks on the surface, then tracking those utilities with GPS for a CAD file delivered to the customer. Our CAD files are used for current records, and to utilize in future plans.
All GPRS technicians go through extensive training to ensure that the deliverable that the customer receives is a well laid out, easy to understand and valuable. Now that this area has been investigated, the construction company can begin excavation with a greater grasp on what is underground.
GPRS specializes in providing ground penetrating radar services to both commercial and residential clients. We are the best at what we do because that’s all we do. Our technicians are trained and experienced in using all of our high-tech equipment. Each technician averages approximately 220 jobs per year. All field personnel complete the OSHA 10-hour construction safety course to ensure all of our work spaces meet safety requirements. Project Manager Shawn Selmeski has worked some of the highest profile jobs in southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs area, consisting of,
Great Wolf Lodge Renovations
Memorial Hospital Hybrid OR
Tesla Charging Station installations
University of Colorado Pueblo Library addition
Walmart Distribution Renovation
US Air Force Academy Stadium Renovation
Keysight Energy power upgrade
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) Inc. was contacted to locate underground utilities by a construction company that is completing an overhaul of the communications and power stations around the Pittsburgh International Airport.
An urgent request was made by the contractor to have a same day underground utility locate done, and with over 150 GPRS technicians across the country, the request was met by the GPRS technicians out of Pittsburgh.
The job required the location of an underground power line that would be tapped into and run directly to the energy shelter to reduce redundancy and material. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) along with passive and direct connect radio detection were used to locate the power line and the communication lines that crossed through the prospective trench dig path.
The GPR and direct connect radio detection methods were able to accurately locate the position of four underground lines that would impact the project. Along with location, GPRS technicians were able to determine the depths of the lines as well. Knowing the location and depths of the lines helped the contractor save time and eliminate potential stress, injury and additional costs for this project. Communicating with the contractor and documenting the utility locations with clear and accurate field markings and site photos were helpful methods to ensure the safe completion of the project.
(Field markings and GPR cart with 400MHz antenna attached.)
In construction, professionalism is everything, and completing your projects without incidents can make or break your bottom line. When you are excavating, it is important to have the utilities privately and publicly located. Utilizing GPRS for your project will help reduce injury, reduce lost productivity, and maintain incident-free professionalism that your clients demand.
GPRS uses the latest and greatest technology to locate power lines, fiber lines, water lines, UST’s, storm drains, and sewer drains under the surface. Utilizing GPRS on your project can help mitigate costly repairs, prevent severe injuries, and also maintain the integrity of your project.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Pittsburgh is available to service the private utility locating and concrete scanning needs of Western Pennsylvania.