Illinois' preferred Private Utility Locators
Rapid Response - Nationwide Service
With over 300 Project Managers, strategically stationed in every major market and city across the United States, GPRS has an unmatched nationwide service network that makes it quick and easy to find an expert Project Manager in any potential customer’s area. GPRS ensures they can reach your location within 24 to 48 hours of contact to solve all and any of your utility locating needs. Contact GPRS for information, pricing and scheduling needs.
WHAT UTILITIES CAN GPRS LOCATE?
UNDERGROUND PRIVATE UTILITY LOCATING & MAPPING
UNDERGROUND PRIVATE UTILITY LOCATING & MAPPING
Private Utility Locating in Illinois
GPRS’ private utility locating services are meant to give your excavation team a detailed picture of what utility lines lie beneath the surface of your job site. To ensure the overall timely success of the job, utility detection is critical to any construction project where subsurface excavation is planned. If ignored, budget overruns multiply, your schedule turns chaotic and there’s risk of injuries taking place on your job site. The standard is one-call (811) utility locating, a state-sponsored public service that is required for every project. However, the scope of this service is limited to areas that only serve the public’s interest.
To achieve the complete success you're looking for, you’ll want to connect with an expert private service provider like GPRS.
Illinois’s Best Private Utility Locators
When hiring a private utility locator in Illinois, you need a company that takes your project’s safety and success just as seriously as you do. GPRS is an industry leading private utility locating company serving all 50 states. With a network of over 300 project managers stationed in major cities across the United States, we are typically able to reach project sites within 24-28 hours of first contact.
WHAT UTILITIES CAN GPRS LOCATE?
- Water Lines
- Gas Lines
- Sanitary Sewers
- Storm Sewers
- Electrical Lines
- Communication Lines
- Irrigation Lines
- Unknown Or Abandoned Pipes
- Underground Storage Tanks
Why Hire a Illinois Private Utility Locator?
What lies beneath the surface? Whenever you’re working on a project involving subsurface excavation, hiring an underground utility locating company before breaking ground is crucial to the success of your project and safety of your crew. Injuries, line strikes, and additional expenses are just a few of the consequences of running into unknown utilities.
811 is a national “call before you dig” phone number sponsored in all 50 states. It’s a great place to start; however, 811 is not a line locating service. It works by sending the location of your project to local utility companies and giving them a certain amount of time to let you know if there are lines in that location. If there are any privately owned lines, cables, or tanks on your project site, a call to 811 will not give you that information.
About GPRS: A National Locator in Pursuit of 100% Subsurface Damage Prevention
GPRS is the nation’s largest underground utility locating company and we are proud to perform utility detection, video pipe inspection, 3D laser scanning, and concrete scanning in all 50 states. Since our founding in 2001, we have used the latest and most reliable technology on the market to deliver extremely accurate data to our clients. Our experience, commitment to strong client relationships, and focus on accuracy and quality are just a few of the things that make GPRS an industry leader.
Private Utility Locating Services: Your Best Damage Prevention and Safety Tool
Safety should always be the first priority on a job site of any kind. Part of staying safe is being prepared. Hitting unknown utilities like water, electric, storm, or sewer lines can result in all kinds of injuries to your crew, so it’s important to have all the information you need before ever breaking ground. On top of the injury risk, there’s a significant possibility of major damage to the infrastructure, which then results in unforeseen expenses.
Most line strikes happen due to a lack of proper ground disturbance policies and dig permits, but GPRS is on a mission to change that. We are constantly searching for new ways to improve our accuracy when locating private utilities, and the Subsurface Investigation Methodology (SIM) has helped us continue to lead the industry. GPRS performed over 72,000 concrete scanning and utility locating projects in 2019. With the implementation of SIM, we were able to achieve an accuracy rate of over 99.8%- one step closer to our goal of 100% subsurface damage prevention.
Best Private Utility Locating Company in Illinois
GPRS’s network of project managers throughout all 50 states allows us to bring fast, professional private utility locating services directly to you within 24-48 hours of first contact. Each project manager works on an average of 300 jobs per year. We stay busy while remaining focused on accuracy.
GPRS was one of the first companies in the country to specialize in utility locating and construction scanning, and we’ve continued to lead the industry for over two decades. We’ve since expanded our services to include leak detection, 3D laser scanning, and video pipe inspection. In that time, we’ve worked on some of the largest construction projects in the country, forged strong relationships with clients, and even opened our own training center. Every GPRS manager must complete an extensive training program through our training center before they can go out on jobs. We have high standards so we can deliver highly accurate data and keep your project running, safe, and on budget.
GROUND PENETRATING RADAR SERVICES
EXCELLENT TRAINING AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE
GPRS of Illinois
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems LLC, is the nation’s largest company specializing in the detection of underground utilities, video pipe inspection, and the scanning of concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced project managers in every major U.S. market.
When clients hire GPRS, they have the peace of mind of knowing that they have the most reliable scanning technology on their job site and they'll receive the assistance of a project manager who can provide them with the most accurate data. For over a decade, GPRS has been the industry leader by providing outstanding service and cutting edge technology, keeping projects on time, reducing safety risks, and putting our relationships with our clients before profit.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Subsurface Investigation in Illinois
It goes without saying that the construction industry can improve in damage prevention. The main culprit of line strikes is the lack of proper ground disturbance policies and dig permits. Here at GPRS, we believe that the construction industry can get closer to achieving 100% subsurface damage prevention by implementing the Subsurface Investigation Methodology Specification or SIM. In 2019, GPRS saw an accuracy rate of over 99.8% on 72,000 concrete scanning and utility locating projects while using the SIM process. While this leads the locating industry, we are still not satisfied with these amazing results.
We will continue to pursue all avenues of technology, training and methodology in order to deliver this goal of safety for our clients. GPRS is in pursuit of 100% subsurface damage prevention, will you join us?
When deciding who to hire for utility location, concrete scanning, 3D laser scanning and video pipe inspection, why not hire the top rated and best? Unlike countless companies that offer multiple services, at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, we focus on a single task. That is our sole focus! We specialize in utility locating and our experience and expertise is second to none!
Safety and quality is our main focus, so much so, that we built our own training center where every GPRS project manager is required to complete an extensive training program before they can perform field services on your job site. Our staff includes a full time training and safety director to make sure all of our project managers are skilled in operating our equipment with high levels of competence and confidence, while always being diligent about performing our duties safely.
GPRS was one of the first companies in the country to focus on concrete scanning and utility locating, primarily using ground penetrating radar (GPR). Since we started in September, 2001, we have built a nationwide network of offices with staff strategically placed in every major metropolitan area in the United States. Since our founding, we have worked on some of the largest and most significant construction projects in the country. We stay busy: On average, each of our project managers perform 300 jobs per year.
We are the best at what we do because it is all we do. When you are faced with the need to know what lies below the surface.
Contact the nation’s best utility and concrete scanning company. Your project’s success could depend on it!
FEATURED PROJECTS IN Illinois
GPRS provides private utility locating, leak detection, CCTV video pipe inspection, and concrete scanning throughout the state of Pennsylvania. GPRS provides subsurface obstruction location and analysis to keep construction and excavation projects on time, on budget, and safe. Prevent subsurface damage and avoid striking gas communication, water, sewer, or electrical lines. Schedule a project with us today!
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