National GC Contacts GPRS to Locate Utilities at a Major Airport

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. – GPRS – of California was contacted by a major nationwide general contractor with whom we have business nationwide to locate utilities on the apron of a major airport. The purpose of this project was to locate utilities in an area where they were planning to install additional charging/fueling stations for the vehicles used on the airport’s apron. In addition to this, they needed to core and drill into the apron to install bollards to protect the stations. Joseph first swept the area with Radio Detection and attached the transmitter to all visible risers within 50’ of the area requested to be scanned. He then used GPR and confirmed depths on the locations that were found with the Radio Detection and attempted to locate additional utilities that do not transmit a power or radio frequency such as a drain/sewer line. Two conduits in the concrete slab and a sewer line at 3’ deep were located and the GC could proceed with their project with extreme confidence.

GPR is a great tool to scan areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes and can also be used to locate underground utilities prior to digging or excavating. GPRS has offices throughout the entire state of California and performs GPR scans throughout the entire state, including cities like Ventura, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Malibu, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Irvine, Glendale, San Diego, Riverside, Pasadena, Torrance, Orange, Anaheim, Long Beach, Lancaster, Palmdale, Bakersfield and San Luis Obispo. Please contact Freddy Espinal at 805-729-5877 or to learn more about GPR and how GPRS can assist in your projects.

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