Proposed Trench Requires GPR to Locate Reinforcement for Energy Company

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN was contacted by an energy company in Southwestern Minnesota to locate reinforcement and conduits in a concrete slab. The needed to cut a trench in the slab and wanted to avoid striking any power lines during the project. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to supply the customer with concrete imaging without delay, providing the information needed and keeping the project safe, on schedule, and on budget.

Ground Penetrating Radar was ideal on this site as it was a running energy company with personnel on site keeping the plant up and running. GPR does not require evacuation of the area as GPR emits no radiation and is completely safe to be around and can be done during normal business hours. All data findings are marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request for the easiest interpretation of the scanning provided.GPRS is the nation’s largest company specializing in the detection of underground utilities and the scanning of concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians in every major U.S. market and in Canada and can provide your project with the safest and most accurate GPR service in the business.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our concrete imaging capabilities or other GPR applications such as thermal imaging used to locate radiant floor heating tubes, 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. We are also available for a demo or lunch and learn – let us buy your team lunch so we can tell you more about our company and what we can offer your company and projects.

GPRS has an office in the Minneapolis Saint Paul area, serving all of Minnesota as well as North and South Dakota. Contact Regional Manager Nick Pitrone at 612.270.8427 or for more information, to request a quote or to schedule an appointment. For a nationwide listing of our service locations, visit

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