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An environmental company in Newport News, Virginia hired GPRS to assist at the site of a former gas station to locate unknown subsurface utilities prior to constructing a new structure on the site. All too often, our client has been told that the fuel tanks were removed from the property, even if it isn’t the case. This type of faulty information can...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Oklahoma works extensively with Drilling Contractors to locate underground subsurface utilities. Jay Tate-GPRS Oklahoma was contacted by a local Drilling Company, to locate any subsurface utilities with in proposed area at local college in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since GPR shows data in real time, the results were marked directly on the surface using marking flags/flags. With the findings marked on the surface the...more
A general contractor was working on a project at a residential home which required core drilling so that several pipes could be installed the house foundation. To install these pipes, the contractor had to core drill through multiple locations, and it was essential that the contractor would be able to avoid coring through any reinforcing. Of course, drilling through reinforcing would have compromised the structural integrity of the home....more
This GPR scan took place on a property located at Love Field Airport in Dallas, TX. The customer needed to identify the underground utilities and any obstructions running through the area so they could safely drill and collect soil samples. The reason for collecting the samples is to determine the composition of the soil so the appropriate construction materials are chosen to best fit the specific conditions.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Wichita was called to do a pre-construction investigation for underground utilities at a site in Pratt, Kansas. The site was going to have all new underground utilities ditched in a large section of farm land two miles in length by twenty five feet in width. With the utilities getting placed approximately four feet deep there was concern that any existing utilities would be struck during the ditching...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Nebraska was contacted by a general contractor in Omaha to locate utilities around a cell tower prior to excavation, for the purpose of pouring a concrete pad for a generator. The client had already done his due diligence and called “811” or “call before you dig” before our technician arrived on site. The contact on-site seemed to be distressed that the public locator was unable to locate some utilities...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - Oklahoma worked extensively with a Land Survey Company to locate underground utilities at a shopping center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. GPRS Project Manager Jay Tate - GPRS Oklahoma was contacted to locate underground lines and depths of both private and public utilities lines within the shopping center property. Lines were located using Ground Penetrating Radar and the Radio Detection Device. Since GPR shows data...more
This GPR scan took place on a concrete tennis court in Dallas, TX. The customer needed to identify the locations of the post tensioned cables running through the slab, so they could safely demo sections of it for repair. Concrete reinforced with post tensioned (PT) cables can cause serious injury or damage if struck in the event of a failure. The PT cables needed to be clearly marked before the customer commence deconstruction of the...more
This GPR scan took place on a property located at the corner of Good Latimer Expressway and Pacific Avenue in The City Center District in Dallas, TX. The customer needed to identify the underground utilities and any obstructions running through the area so they could safely drill and collect soil samples. The reason for collecting the samples is to determine the composition of the soil so the appropriate construction materials are chosen to...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a pipeline company to locate known and unknown utilities along a proposed pipeline. The customer was looking to excavate to install a new pipeline and was looking to avoid striking any unknown lines. GPRS, LLC. arrived on site without delay using standard locating techniques as well as utilizing GPR for a more thorough sweep of the entire pipeline, limiting any surprises of...more
Ground Penetrating Radar used to locate and confirm gas and water lines in the remote Four-Corners area of Rockpoint, Arizona.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC., serving the entire state of Arizona as well as nationwide, was contacted by a major contractor to conduct a one acre survey of a remote property in the Four Corners area of Rockpoint, AZ on the Navajo Indian Reservation.
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Ground Penetrating Radar used to locate underground water line in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. - GPRS - of Arizona was contacted by a local resident in Flagstaff, Arizona to locate an underground water utility line. The resident had a critical need to locate the underground water line which was suspected of being broken. Detecting the water line path was necessary as that would be a large deciding factor as...more
GPRS Locates Utility Lines Prior to the Installation of Monitoring Wells in Southern New Mexico
Prior to digging, trenching, or excavating it is very important to know where underground utilities are located. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of New Mexico was hired by an Environmental Company to locate underground utilities before drilling was performed. The company needed to install multiple monitoring wells in southern New...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was called to locate underground utilities at a site in Wichita before the client took any soil samples. The technician was able to locate both a sewer and an electric line that could’ve been struck during the drilling process. The technician used a combination of Ground Penetrating Radar and a RD Wand and was able to clear several locations where the client could drill without incident.
A construction contractor is currently working on building an addition on to private residence in the Syracuse area. The project will involve excavating around the house on in order to lay the foundation for the addition. Prior to beginning any excavation on the site they were required to hire a company to complete the private utility locating to eliminate the possibility of striking any lines in the area.
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An environmental consulting company recently needed help determining if one of their client’s properties had any underground storage tanks (UST’s) located on the premises. The purpose of the search was to determine if there was a tank present, and if so, where it was located so it could be removed in a timely manner. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was referred to the company by another local environmental firm who had just recently...more
A private contracting company contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Portland to map out underground pipes and utilities prior to excavation and construction of new buildings. The area in question contained a large number of existing pipelines that needed to be avoided during the construction process. Ground Penetrating Radar & Radio Detection were used to map the lines on the surface with their corresponding depths. The methods...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. - GPRS - of California was contacted by a surveying company to locate all utilities within their designated cell tower location. We scanned an area near an existing cell tower in a lemon orchard and while scanning we were able to find a conduit that ran from a pole towards the nearby home at 2’ deep. Among other findings was a water line that cut across the middle of the designated scanning area. We also...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. (GPRS) was contacted by a contractor in order to locate any anomalies such as electrical lines, water lines & septic lines at a recycling center in Sarasota, FL. The contractor needed to make certain of where anomalies were in order to clear areas where they planned to conduct soil borings. The company contacted GPRS of Tampa, Florida in order to know where the lines were located in order to avoid...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems’ Arkansas office worked with an Arkansas based general contractor to locate utilities prior to excavation at a central Arkansas lumber mill. GPRS marked location and depth of underground water, drainage, electrical and natural gas lines in the facility. GPRS uses non-destructive testing equipment to locate utilities, piping, power-lines, underground storage tanks, and grave sites that are unable to be seen....more
GPRS was contacted by an environmental company to locate underground utilities at a property in Chicago, IL. The customer was to drill 20 feet into the ground to take soil samples. The technician on site, Brian Cox, used GPR to locate and mark out the underground utilities. The customer could then use this information when they drill to prevent costly damages to existing utilities.
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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Denver, CO was contacted by a contractor to locate utilities at the Denver International Airport. Utility locates were requested prior to saw cutting and hydrovacing. GPRS was able to use a 400 MHz GPR antenna to locate a UFER ground wire and help the customer from saw cutting through the ground wire.
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GPRS was contacted by an environmental company to locate underground utilities at a property in Chicago, IL. The customer was to drill 30 feet into the ground to take soil samples. The technician on site, Brian Cox, used GPR to locate and mark out the underground utilities. The customer could then use this information when they drill to prevent costly damages to existing utilities.
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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Texas works extensively with General Contractors. Prior to excavating for a new foundation, Brandon Campos-GPRS Texas was contacted to locate underground utilities within the proposed excavation path in San Antonio, Texas. Multiple lines were located using Ground Penetrating Radar and the Radio Detection Device. Since GPR shows data in real time, the results were communicated to the customer with the...more
A metal fabrication shop in Abilene, TX was scheduled to install an additional rotating table, which would be anchored to the ground below the concrete slab. This installation process would require the contractor to saw cut the slab and drill roughly three feet down to secure the anchors. This area was thought to contain a sanitary sewer and possible conduits running through or below the slab. Prior to excavation, David Hagenmayer with Ground...more
A general construction company was in the beginning stages of renovating several areas on a plant property in Sumter, South Carolina. They recently contacted GPRS to help locate utilities in order to install fencing in the ground. Grid scans with the 400 MHz ground penetrating radar antenna were performed to ensure and locate all potential utilities within the proposed areas. GPRS also utilizes a radio detection device which helps in locating...more
No need for destructive testing, call Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Wisconsin! GPRS, LLC. can locate voids! GPRS, LLC. was contacted by a testing corporation to scan for voids underneath both stadium decks of a football stadium for a private university in Appleton, WI. GPRS scanned all the seating areas of the concrete and was able to pin point void locations. This assisted the client in understanding the structural integrity of the...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. (GPRS) was contacted by a company in order to locate any anomalies such as gas lines, sanitary lines, drainage lines, electrical lines, water lines, communications lines and fiber optic lines at a location in St. Petersburg, FL. The company wanted to know where all anomalies were in order to avoid them while making renovations. The company contacted GPRS of Florida in order to know where the lines were...more
Justin Womack of GPRS surveyed a chemical plant in the East St. Louis area. The chemical plant called because a water pipe had burst, so Sam surveyed in order to find other utility lines or obstructions prior to their dig and repair. Having just snowed the night before, sight conditions were not ideal, but Sam found a large fire water line in the middle of the dig site. No neighboring businesses were interrupted during the survey since GPR...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was contacted by a contractor to locate underground utilities along their proposed trench path. The ground penetrating radar unit detected multiple underground utilities within the proposed trench path. As seen in the picture above a water line and two anomalies were marked out. This saved time for the contractor and gave confidence to the trenching process.
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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was contacted by a large surveying firm to use Ground Penetrating Radar to locate the underground utilities at a subject property near Sacramento, CA. The Ground Penetrating Radar was successful in locating many underground utilities. As seen in the picture above utilities included but were not limited to gas lines, power lines, communications, water and so on. The utilities located were labeled, and...more
Peter Kessinger of GPRS Massachusetts was contacted to perform private utility locating and concrete investigation at a Temple in Winthrop, MA that was undergoing renovation. The investigation resulted in locating and mapping the presence of over (18) potential electrical conduits and shallow underground utilities prior to saw cutting. Ground Penetrating Radar is non-destructive, non-hazardous, time efficient and gives immediate...more
Peter Kessinger of GPRS of Massachusetts was contacted to perform an underground utilities investigation prior to excavation and digging operations for new test pits. The investigation resulted in locating multiple underground utilities such as the high voltage electrical lines and gas lines. Ground Penetrating Radar is non-destructive, non-hazardous, time efficient and gives immediate results.
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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Illinois is the only scanning company around Chicago area that is qualified to do any scanning at this facility. It takes a good track record along with well trained GPR technicians to do work at a site like this. Before any excavations take place at this facility, the area needs to be completely scanned with GPR to locate any utilities that may be affected. The scanning for this particular job was...more
GPRS was contacted by a general contractor to mobilize to a site in Bismarck, North Dakota to perform an underground utility locate. The contractor had plans to put on an addition to a small building at the Bismarck Airport. Prior to the excavation process they contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to perform a utility survey and map all utilities found on the surface. The purpose of the survey would be to map the utilities on the...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was requested on site at a Motiva Fuel Terminal in Atlanta, GA. The terminal was installing a new pipe system, and needed to be able to excavate a trench without damaging existing pipelines and utilities. GPRS was able to locate underground obstructions along the trench path to keep workers safe and protect the terminal’s systems during the project.
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When a general contractor had questions regarding the location and depth of the 8” PVC water main running through an area planned for further development, they contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to provide assistance. Although, based on site plans, the survey crew showed the lines location, Wade Vickers - GPRS Oklahoma mobilized to the site, scanned the area of concern, and provided a precise location and approximate depth of the...more
This scan was performed inside a vacant store of a strip mall in Chicago, llinois. A hydrologist needed to drill several soil borings for analysis. David Hagenmayer, with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC., was called out to identify any underground utilities and obstructions prior to drilling. David was able to clear the area of anything that could interfere with or be damaged by drilling. The client was then able to drill and collect...more
This scan was performed on the premises of a Marathon terminal in Griffith, Indiana. An environmental engineer needed to drill several soil borings throughout the site for analysis so David Hagenmayer, with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC., was called out to identify any underground utilities and obstructions prior to drilling. David was able to locate the underground utilities and obstructions in the area that could interfere with or...more
Ground Penetrating Radar used to locate underground utilities outside the city of Camp Verde, Arizona.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. (GPRS) of Arizona was contacted by a large mining company to locate all underground electrical utilities in a large renovation / upgrade project outside of Camp Verde, Arizona. There were known electrical lines present and it was essential that their locations were properly documented to prevent...more
Ground Penetrating Radar used to locate underground gas and water lines in remote and rural, Northern Arizona.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Arizona was contacted by the local Game and Fish Department of Arizona to locate a network of multiple underground water and gas utility lines. There were several unique challenges to this job. The site was remotely operated in Northern Arizona on a bison ranch covering hundreds of...more
Ground Penetrating Radar used for utility locating cell tower site upgrade, in Page, Arizona.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Arizona was contacted by a major cell tower contractor to locate all underground utilities for installation of new upgrades to an existing cell tower. GPRS routinely conducts utility locating services in major metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This job had unique requirements as...more
GPRS was contacted by an environmental firm to scan several areas prior to soil boring at a shopping center in Louisville, Kentucky. The environmental firm had several areas laid out for boring, and was concerned of possible utilities in the area.
The RD 7000 and 400 MHz antenna were used to scan the boring locations. When scanning, a sewer line and electric for the street lights were discovered nearby the boring location in front of...more
GPRS was contacted by an engineering firm to locate utilities at a gas station in Bowling Green, Kentucky. There were several areas planned for soil borings and the firm wanted to know the areas were clear to bore.
Upon arriving on site, the firm marked the boring locations. These areas were then scanned with the RD 7000 and the 400 MHz antenna. After scanning the first area, an electric line was discovered traveling from the building...more
GPRS was contacted by Spectro Alloys of Rosemount, Minnesota to locate private utilities at their foundry in preparation for an upcoming construction project. Troy Bartlett, Project Manager with GPRS, was called upon to locate and determine the depths of the utilities that were in the construction zone. Troy used both Radio Detection and Ground Penetrating Radar to clearly mark utilities in conflict so that construction crews could avoid them...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Virginia was utilized to detect underground utilities in a major airport in Richmond, VA. A runway lighting installation company needed assistance in locating underground utilities before trenching for new conduits. They called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. to locate it. GPRS Project Manager Josiah Donaldson verified the location, depth, and direction of several live conduits and abandoned lines....more
Terra-Com Environmental of Newberry hired GPRS to locate gas tanks, gas lines and power lines at local Kissimmee gas station in order to safely bore for new monitoring wells and soil samples. Multiple lines and underground storage tanks (USTs) were located using ground penetrating radar and radio detection technologies.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used the GSSI 400MHz antenna and RD7000 to analyze and locate anomalies in ground on...more
A client was installing a chilled water system at a university in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This called for approximately 2.5 linear miles of trenching that would be 8 foot wide and 10 feet deep. Before trenching, the client wanted to be aware of any underground utilities before excavating. The client also needed all of the underground utilities overlaid into an existing CAD file providing by the university. Generally when marking out...more
A former lumber yard located in Lubbock, Texas was on the market, and the realtor needed to gain knowledge of the soil contents prior to selling the property. An environmental engineering company was called out to perform several soil borings to test the soil. They needed to take six samples around the property to in order to obtain the information needed. Prior to drilling, David Hagenmayer with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC., was...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. (GPRS) was contacted by a contractor in order to locate post-tension (PT) cables and other anomalies in Naples, Florida. The company needed to core-drill a 4" hole through the floor inside of the white cabinets (shown below) to run cables to the condo unit below. The company contacted GPRS of Tampa, Florida in order to know where PT cables and other anomalies were running through the...more
Environmental firms appreciate the expertise of GPRS of Central Texas whenever they need to drill for soil samples. By using cutting edge GPR technology, as well as other utility locating tools, GPRS helps drillers stay clear of underground obstructions.
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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. (GPRS) was contacted by a real estate developer in order to determine the construction methods used in constructing an apartment building in Tampa, Florida. The company needed to determine how the building was originally constructed in order to determine with their structural engineers, how to remodel the building properly. The company contacted GPRS of Florida in order to determine what materials were...more