A general contractor had a project at a residential home to core drill through a house foundation in order to install multiple pipes. To install the pipes, the contractor had to core drill through multiple locations. It was essential, while core drilling in these locations, not to core through any reinforcing so as not to compromise the structural integrity of the home. Prior to beginning the core drilling process, the contractor contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of New England to scan the foundation in order to locate all of the reinforcing that ran through the area. GPRS used a High Resolution 1600MHz Antenna that is able to scan concrete up to 18”-22” in thickness with incredible accuracy of +/-1/4” on the location and depth of the anomaly. After all of the reinforcing was located, the general contractor had all of the information needed to proceed with confidence and safety. This allowed him to safely core and relay to his client that none of the structural rebar had been damaged in the process. If you have a project where you need to locate rebar, conduit, or post tension cables in the New England Region please contact your local technician which can be found at
To learn more about the capabilities of GPRS in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont, contact Regional Manager, Mark Johnson, at 617.448.8098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.