Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently called by a general contractor to locate utilities for a project just outside First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The scope of work was to locate any underground utilities for a new pole location that needed to be installed. By using GPR and Radio Detection, a gas line, electrical lighting conduit, and communication duct bank were located in the area of concern. GPRS was able to designate areas to safely install new pole locations. GPR and Radio Detection is an accurate and effective way of locating underground utilities prior to excavation. Give us a call prior to your next project and we will find what’s below the ground.
Below lists further details of the equipment used.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
- GSSI SIR – 3000
- GPRS uses a Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI) SIR-3000 Radar unit. This is the most advanced GPR available. It allows for onsite interpretation, as well as stores data for later processing. This equipment is self-calibrating, allowing more precise depth and location measurements.
- 1600 MHz Antenna
- This antenna allows data collection to a maximum depth of approximately 18”, depending on concrete conditions
Radiofrequency Detection System (RD)
- RD 7000+
- This is an electro-magnetic tone locating device manufactured by Radio Detection. This specific model detects live power and RF signals underground, allowing us to locate electrical or telephone lines even if they are below the minimum size requirements to be detected by GPR. It also allows us to detect utilities via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface of the utility.
For more information on how GPRS, Inc. can help you on your next project, please contact Micah Stair at 330-639-8933 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have the capabilities of locating conduits, rebar, and post tension cables in a concrete slab.