Preventing Airport Disaster

GPRS’s office in Phoenix, AZ. was hired by a client to locate utilities in the center of the airport prior to the install of a new concrete slab and bollards for a larger propane tank.  This job was next to the radar building and had multiple lines running near the proposed area for the upgraded equipment.   GPRS utilizes both Ground Penetrating Radar as well as your typical electromagnetic locating wand.  The area scanned for the tank was roughly 50’x50’, just out front of the main radar building.  It was very important to have us come out and locate the utilities since there were multiple utilities running near this area that nobody knew anything about.  We were able to trace out all of the electrical and communication lines in the area to give the client options for where they wanted to install the new tank.  Once all of the lines were identified, we were able to confirm the depths by using GPR to see the lines underground.  Call GPRS and we will find all your necessary underground utilities that are blocking your clear route for excavating.

Along with marking all findings on the ground with either pin flags or paint, GPRS also offers a service of collecting all the findings with a GPS and putting it into a google earth overlay or CAD for future reference. We can typically have the google earth overlay to the customer in 3 to 4 business days.

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 serving all of Arizona and as well as having offices all across the U.S in all major cities and states.  Please feel free to contact Troy Bullock at 480-227-8614 or email me at

troy.bullock@gprsinc.com.

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