GPRS’s office in Phoenix, AZ. was hired by a local firm to locate utilities throughout the Angels spring training facility, which is located in Tempe. This facility is looking to install signs throughout the main parking lot of the facility. GPRS was able to utilize a couple methods to locate all of these utilities. We first use your traditional locating wand with a transmitter to direct connect to utilities emerging from the ground to transmit a signal along the pipe and trace it out to its entirety. This method allows us to locate any utility that that we can physically see emerging from the ground. Once that is completed, we then use a 400 MHz GSSI antenna to locate any unknown piping that is underground that we can’t physically see emerging from the ground (this RD utility locator in the picture above). This equipment is very helpful to double check the area to make sure you are locating everything on your site. It was important in finding the lighting conduits, to avoid any potential hazard to personnel.
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 a local office 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 Tyler Pershall at 480-261-8202 or email me at Tyler.Pershall@gprsinc.com.