Past Project Archive
GPRS was contacted during the planning phase of a large expansion project of an industrial facility in Iowa. The knowledge they had on hand of the existing utilities in the area was limited and they asked us if we could assist them in locating, marking, and documenting the existing utilities to assist in the planning of the project. Furthermore, as the project progressed they wished for us to update the utilities that they had installed or removed and provide them with a CAD file to use with their project.
The success of the locating allowed the project to continue unimpeded without...more
GPRS was contacted by an out of state construction company doing tower site upgrades. The contractor was concerned about some existing utilities that may be obstructing his excavation area. Fortunately for him, this is something that we can assist him with. GPRS utilized multiple tools to complete this utility investigations such as radio detection and ground penetrating radar to name a couple of tools. The GPRS technician on-site was able to give a very accurate depiction of the subsurface to the contractor who was very happy with the results. Ground penetrating radar services include...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Iowa received a call from a general contractor in Des Moines, Iowa that had questions about scanning concrete slab-on-grade prior to saw-cutting. The client was curious to know the benefits of having the concrete mapped prior to core drilling or saw cutting.
GPR can locate conduit, tension cable, rebar, heat tubing, and more, which allows for incident free drilling or sawing. Knowing where to cut and where not to can help maintain the integrity of a project, as well as prevent costly or even dangerous incidents.
We also let our customer know...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Omaha, Nebraska was contracted to locate underground utilities prior to excavation. The GPRS technician was able to locate the utilities and also a fiber line that they were unaware of.
Private utility locating on a project with soil excavation should be standard practice in addition to calling “811”. Locating underground utilities can help avoid injuries and other safety concerns and can help ensure the integrity of the project. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Omaha can handle the private utility locating needs of Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. was contacted to map out the rebar and post tension cables within an elevated concrete slab. The goal of this scan was to insure a safe core drilling process. The post tension cables and rebar was marked out at five proposed boring locations. This insured safe and quick decisions as to where to place the cores.
We use the latest ground penetrating technology to provide critical information on utilities, materials, and other potential obstructions within existing structures or underground. Fast and reliable, GPRS provides both two- and...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. was contacted to locate and map out underground utility within an excavation zone prior to work being performed. The contractor was planning on performing a direct bore and was concerned about striking underground utilities. Ground Penetrating radar Systems, Inc. successfully located utilities within the area. These utilities were marked out directly onto the surface with marking paint and pin flags.
We use the latest ground penetrating technology to provide critical information on utilities, materials, and other potential obstructions within...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was asked to confirm which cells in a new CMU wall contained grout and rebar. The technician was able to determine which cells contained grout and bar and that the contractor had followed specifications.
Using GPR to analyze masonry walls for a missed inspection, modifying an existing wall, or drilling and anchoring into the wall is always a good idea. GPRS can efficiently determine location of reinforcement in masonry walls, concrete walls and floors. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Des Moines can assist on any projects in the Ames, Fort Dodge,...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. was contacted to locate fiber optic lighting within a walk way at a private facility within the Davenport area. The fiber optic itself was unable to be located, however the reinforcing holding the fiber optic cable was able to be located and thus the client was able to find the line.
We use the latest ground penetrating technology to provide critical information on utilities, materials, and other potential obstructions within existing structures or underground. Fast and reliable, GPRS provides both two- and three-dimensional images of the...more
Bishop Engineering in partner with Story Construction hired Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Des Moines to locate pockets of erosion under the Iowa Medical Examiners parking lot along in order to make the needed repairs to strengthen the concrete. Private water and power lines were also located in order to allow for a new drain to be installed without damaging other utilities.
GPRS uses ground penetrating technology along with radio detection to find and mark out utilities, voids and underground storage tanks (USTs). This service makes it possible to add water, power or data...more
Capitol Construction hired Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Des Moines to locate utilities directly below concrete before cutting for new lines. Locating the utilities allowed safe and effective cutting/trenching. The technician was able to verify and locate utilities and marked them clearly in order to assist Capitol construction.
GPRS uses ground penetrating technology along with radio detection to find and mark out utilities. This service makes it possible to add water, power or data lines in effective locations saving time and money. GPR can also be used to find underground...more
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Omaha was called to analyze elevated slabs of concrete on each floor at the Boys and Girls Club in Sioux City, IA. The technician was able to locate reinforcement and conduits in the slab in order to find locations that could be cored without causing significant structural integrity loss or hitting a power line.
GPRS uses the GPR 1600 MHz antenna and RD8000 to analyze and locate anomalies in concrete. GPR can also be used to locate post tension cables and conduits to maximize safety and minimize cost when coring or cutting concrete. GPR is also a...more
Direct Push Analytical hired Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Des Moines to locate utilities before taking to soil samples. Locating the utilities allowed safe and effective boring. The technician was able to verify and locate utilities and marked them clearly in order to assist Direct Push Analytical.
GPRS uses ground penetrating technology along with radio detection to find and mark out utilities. This service makes it possible to bore holes in effective locations saving time and money. GPR can also be used to find underground storage tanks or find post-tension cables and...more
Dr Pepper Snapple Group hired Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Des Moines to Locate Utilities in order to excavate and safely and at minimal cost. The technician was able to locate several gas lines and power lines in the area.
Locating utilities and other unknown buried obstructions before digging gives an added peace of mind, allowing you to excavate more safely and with less risk of hitting a line that may be potentially quite expensive. GPRS uses GPR and radio detection to make your project safer and less expensive. For more information about GPRS’s capabilities and...more
The pictures you see below are from a local attraction in Orlando, FL. The demolition contractor was removing a curb when they unknowingly broke a main feed line for the sprinkler system. This would normally not have been something difficult to remedy. However, they did not know where the shut-off valve was for the system. With this problem hundreds of gallons of water were wasted and the ground will have to be repaired prior to work continuing.
This is not an uncommon issue on job sites today. To cut cost contractors are performing site work, demolition and excavation without...more