Ground Penetrating Radar Systems

Since September of 2001, GPRS has performed expert private utility locating services on over a hundred thousand job sites nationwide.

Our team of project managers, radar experts, and service technicians provide a full suite of industry-leading utility locating services, designed to help your team avoid accidental underground strikes that can result in costly repairs or severe injury.

Accidental underground utility strikes are one of the most common injuries that excavation and construction teams face, and yet they are easily avoidable. By employing an experienced professional utility locating contractor like the team at GPRS, you can get a complete and accurate location of all of the subsurface utilities. We provide detailed site maps of the electrical, gas, sewer, water and data utilities, so your team can avoid subsurface hazards before they dig.

Better so, GPRS provides a more complete and accurate evaluation of job sites, locating both subsurface public and private utility lines. We utilize industry-leading technology and are consistently pursuing training and educational opportunities on the latest tools and techniques. GPRS takes pride in providing high-value, accurate utility locating services, and with project managers in every major metro area across the country, can offer them at your job site within hours.

3 Key Issues to Consider


Safety of your team

The biggest reason to employ a utility locating service like GPRS on your project is to help keep your team safe from the result of an accidental utility strike. Severe injury, or death, can occur if they make contact with a live electrical line or high-pressure gas line. The only way to be 100% sure you won’t strike electrical, gas, sewer, water and data utilities is to get a complete and accurate utility locating map of the job site before you start, and the only way you can get that is by hiring a utility locating contractor like GPRS. Don’t become a part of a failed statistic by trying to cut corners on a project. Let’s be safe, not sorry!


Lost business

The mainstay of any good construction company is repeat business from happy customers. With the multitude of technologies GPRS uses, we can scan for buried private utility lines, including electrical, gas, sewer, water and data lines. There is no reason to risk losing good customers over ignoring a fundamental project checklist item like a subsurface utility scan. Call BEFORE you dig!


Unexpected downtime

If you do accidentally cut a post tension cable or damage a gas line, you will be required to pay for the repairs. Worst of all, the site may be deemed unsafe, which could cause costly delays in project completion. It may only be a day or two, but even a single hour of downtime will begin costing you money, unnecessarily. The possibility of compounding scheduling delays will occur since certain tasks have to be completed before others can take place. Keep your project on time and on budget with the utility locating services of GPRS.

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Why should you utilize GPRS?

Unlike your typical one-stop shop, at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems we focus on what we do best: anything and everything subsurface. We specialize in utility locating, concrete scanning, and video pipe inspection, while our experience and expertise in the industry is second to none.

Building on advancement and opportunity, we developed our own training center where every GPRS Project Manager is required to complete an extensive education program. They are trained on a variety of equipment, in a number of different settings and surfaces, before they can perform field services on your job site. Additionally, all Project Managers are SIM-qualified, proving they have the necessary knowledge and training to perform our variety of services. The staff includes a full-time training and safety director to make sure all our project managers are skilled in operating our equipment with high levels of competence and confidence, while always being conscientious about performing duties safely and accurately.

GPRS was one of the first utility locating contractors in the country to focus exclusively on concrete scanning and utility locating services. Though we primarily use ground penetrating radar, we’ve broadened our techniques to include thermal scanning and imaging, electromagnetic induction, and CCTV sewer camera systems for direct scanning of subsurface utility lines, and video pipe inspection.

Since GPRS started in September 2001, we have built a nationwide network, with project managers permanently based in over 50 cities and metro areas throughout the United States. Point blank, we have worked on some of the largest and most significant construction projects in the country and take pride in offering services that keep crews safe and protect our clients time and money.

On average, each of our utility locating project managers perform 300 jobs per year.

We are the best at what we do because utility locating is our bread and butter. When you are faced with needing to know what lies below the surface of your job site, contact America’s most experienced utility and concrete scanning company. Your project’s success could depend on it.

Save yourself time, money and keep your team safe by utilizing the subsurface utility locating services at GPRS. Contact us today to find out how we can help with your next construction or excavation project.

Additionally, all field personnel complete the OSHA 10-hour construction safety course to ensure all of our workspaces meet safety requirements. The professionals from GPRS have worked in some of the most high-profile job sites in the country including:

  • Mt. Sinai Hospital Renovation New York, NY
  • Chemical Grout Injection Projects West Coast, FL
  • New Orleans International Parking Garage New Orleans, LA
  • Cross Texas Transmission Amarillo, Childress, TX
  • Maverick Tube Corporation Conroe, Texas
  • Canadian Hills Windfarm Calumet, Oklahoma
  • The Austonian Austin, Texas
  • BP Research Campus Naperville, IL
  • Underground Void Scan BP-Husky Refinery Toledo, OH
  • Underground Utility Locating Detroit Edison Monroe, MI
  • Chevron Facility San Francisco, CA
  • LAX - Terminal 6 Expansion Los Angeles, CA
  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center Palmdale, CA
  • Denver International Airport South Terminal Denver, CO
  • Devon Energy Riverton, WY
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center Lone Tree, CO
  • MDEQ LUST Projects State Of Michigan
  • The University of Michigan Taubman Library Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sunoco Pipeline Western Pennsylvania
  • Utility Locating Nationwide
  • Los Angeles Bar Association Los Angeles, CA
  • Seismic Upgrades Newport Beach, CA
  • LAX Airport Los Angeles, CA
  • Soil Stabilization Projects (300+ Projects/Year) West Florida
  • Sail Boat Bend Project Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Disney Monorail Communications Project Orlando, FL
  • Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center Orlando, FL
  • Coral Gables Parking Garage Coral Gables, FL
  • Barbados Water Authority Project Barbados (Island)