A Bigger Picture…

GPRS was contacted by a general contractor near Chicago, IL to scan an entire concrete slab face and underside as well as other areas for potential reinforcing in order to pre-fabricate metal plating for future renovations. GPRS was able to yet again be part of a bigger picture.

This building (as well as many other older buildings) did not have any as-built drawings, pre-pour pictures, or any other records for that matter of what may be in the concrete. After more than 2 weeks of scanning walls and overhead areas GPRS was able to provide the client with accurate marks in order to take measurements for pre-fabricating the metal plating.

“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (gp-radar.com)

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.

GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:
Zack Walter 
Project Manager – Midwest Division

Direct: 224-563-4445

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