GPRS is Requested by Several Contractors While on Site

A large scale construction company was constructing a multi-story post tension high rise. After much of the concrete work had been finished their client decided to make several changes to the scope of work which required the company to make several penetrations through the concrete slab on the 16th floor. Per project requirements and in an effort to ensure job site safety and structural integrity, the contractor desired to have the areas scanned and located for embedded objects before proceeding with core drilling.  Contacting Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) to inspect and scan the elevated concrete slab beforehand has become standard protocol for this type of work. GPRS was able to quickly coordinate, schedule and have a project manager onsite within 48 hours.

GPRS utilized their GSSI 1600MHz antenna and StructureScan Mini to analyze the concrete and locate the post tension cables prior to core drilling. The 16 holes they needed to drill were scanned within a few hours and markings were written on the surface of the concrete. The technician documented the findings so that the client had a permanent record for future reference. Several contractors on site heard that GPRS was scanning at this location and they quickly sought out Nate Schmoe from GPRS to book GPR services for their project. After the scanning was completed on the current project, GPRS was able to coordinate with the other contractors and get them on the schedule.

Whether core drilling, saw cutting or trenching through concrete, GPRS uses the most current radar technologies to ensure the most accurate results.  It is GPRS’ goal to provide the highest level of locating service for the purpose of locating embedded objects in concrete and/or locating underground utilities.

For more information, to request a quote or to schedule your next project contact Nate Schmoe at 407.232.5602 or  For a complete listing of our nationwide locations, visit

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