Utility Locating Prior to Tower Upgrade – Des Moines, Iowa

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 utility locating as well as concrete GPR mapping. GPRS is a nationwide company and utilizes its nationwide knowledge and experience on every project. It is our job to make sure that when you excavate that you do it as safely as possible with the knowledge and piece of mind that you deserve. Mitigating safety hazards is only a part of our job description. Knowing the location of underground utilities greatly increases the smoothness of your project.

Ground penetrating radar services can also provide GPS maps of the utilities located. This can be greatly helpful if you are looking for long term documentation or if the project itself is long term. This type of information can be used for planning as well as on-site work. “811” is a service that should be used everytime an excavation is taking place, but unfortunately it is not always that simple. “811” is a service that provides PUBLIC utility locating. Meaning that they will only locate up to the meter, curb stop, or so on. This leaves a great deal of utlities that they will not and can not locate for you. However, that is why we are here to help. We can locate, mark, flag, and document these utlities for you.

GPRS is a great company that cares about it’s employees and the quality of service it provides. If your project involves any excavation or concrete demo give us a call. We can help you complete your project safely and in a timely manner.

We look forward to your call. The local (402.506.0815) office covers Nebraska and Iowa or can be reached via email at jon.deputy@gprsinc.com. We operate all over the United States and are only a phone call away. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our services.