Concrete Scanning Subsurface Locate

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Las Vegas, NV. was recently contracted out by a local general contractor to scan a concrete slab prior to cutting the slab.  The Plumbing contractor on this jobsite needed to cut the slab to add some new underground plumbing for this tenant improvement project.  Prior to their cutting the floor they wanted to verify that there were no utilities underneath or within the slab that would be affected by the cutting of the concrete.  It is a good thing they call GPRS to investigate this slab prior to cutting it or they would have cut through a bunch of electrical conduits that were sitting just below the slab on the subgrade.  The picture below indicates the live electrical conduits that were located then marked with red paint. By having this area scanned ahead of time they were able to avoid additional cost to repair all of these conduits and limit the risk of getting someone electrocuted.  The plumbers were able to move their trench line out a little further from the wall so they could avoid hitting all of these conduits.  Make sure you call GPRS if you are on a project like the one described above.

Ground Penetrating Radar is ideal on a busy construction site as well as a place of occupancy. GPR does not require evacuation of the area as does traditional x-ray concrete imaging. GPR emits no radiation and is completely safe to be around. Traditional x-ray is mostly done after hours; GPR can be done during normal business hours. All data findings are marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request for the easiest interpretation of the scanning provided, with GPR there is no wait for developing films as with traditional x-ray. Only one side of the slab is needed for scanning so time and resources are much more ideal for tight schedules of projects. Ground Penetrating Radar is the new way to x-ray!

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. specializes in ground penetrating radar service as well as private Utility locating. With that in mind, the amount of experience and specialization of concrete imaging and utility locating as well as a nationwide network of technicians; GPRS, Inc. is unrivaled in the industry.  GPRS, Inc. can supply your project with the safest and most accurate ground penetrating radar service in the business. Your safety and job effiency is our main goal at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. We are the experts in GPR.

If you are interested in learning more about our concrete imaging capabilities or other Ground Penetrating Radar applications such as locating Utilities and sub-surface anomalies along a proposed pipeline trench, locating Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), clearing boring locations of possible Utilities for soil samples, Void Detection or even structural investigations, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to hire us for your next project no matter how big or small the project may be. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has an office local in Phoenix, AZ. serving all of Arizona as well as having offices all across the U.S in all major cities and states. Please feel free to contact Troy Bullock with the Phoenix office at 480-227-8614, or email me at


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