Concrete Scanning & Utility Locating at Major Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip

On November 3rd, 2016, the Las Vegas community and hotel community in general learned a very valuable lesson. That morning is when a contractor who was saw cutting in a basement area at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, cut through the main power line, completely shutting down the power to the entire building. It would take about 20 hours before the power could be fully restored. Not only did the hotel lose money by needing to stop operations of everything that day at the facility, but they also had to provide housing for the guests staying in their hotel that night. In an effort to keep these guests as customers, they also offered two free nights at their hotel in the future. Had the contractor invested in utility locating and concrete scanning prior to the saw cutting, this whole ordeal could have been avoided.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was called recently to scan the basement area at another of the major hotels on the strip. The scanning done by GPRS allowed the customer to confidently dig without running into any power lines, while also missing what appeared to be post tension cables in the slab. GPRS used a radio detection wand along with  400 MHz & 1600 MHz ground penetrating radar antennas to scan the areas. All of the findings were clearly marked on the surface with blue tape and discussed with the customer before digging began. Whether working on an older historic landmark, or a freshly built hospital and everything inbetween, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems can help.

Prior to saw cutting, core drilling, excavating or boring in the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada areas, be safe & get as many questions answered as possible as to what sub-surface obstructions are present. Pretty much, if you have questions about what lies beneath whatever surface you’re working on, GPRS should be able to give you a much clearer picture as to what you are dealing with. Typically able to arrive on site to begin scanning within 1-2 days, GPRS will take care of your project in a timely, safe, and accurate manner. Contact the Las Vegas GPRS Project Manager, Andrew Yates, at 702-573-9228 or

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