Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Illinois
- GPRS: EXPERTS IN GPR
- Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC, is the nation’s largest company specializing in the detection of underground utilities and the scanning of concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians 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 technician 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.
To ensure the overall timely success of your project, utility detection is critical to any construction project where subsurface excavation is planned. If this critical first step is ignored, the risk for injury increases, budget overruns can multiply, and your schedule can be delayed.
VIDEO PIPE INSPECTION (CCTV)
Video Pipe Inspection (CCTV) is a service used to inspect underground water sewer and lateral pipelines. VPI is a great tool for investigating cross-bores, structural faults and damages, and lateral line inspection.
Whether it's a renovation project or new build construction, the likelihood of needing to cut or core concrete is high. There is an inherent risk of striking rebar, conduits, and post tension cables during the cutting or coring process. If a striking occurs, repair costs begin to add up, delays creep into your schedule and it creates a safety hazard for your employees.
3D LASER SCANNING
As-built drawings are often out-of-date and inaccurate, leading to unexpected issues and critical delays. 3D laser scanning provides your team with precise point cloud data and 3D BIM models for reliable project planning, reducing the risk of change orders and project delays. Our 3D laser scanning services provide the link between unknown existing conditions and a true digital twin.
A water leak detection company that you can rely on, the GPRS team is here to help. We specialize in industrial, municipal and residential leak detection services. We’re experts in underground water leak detection, and our water loss specialists can quickly determine the root cause of the issue and recommend the appropriate fix. In many instances, including emergencies, we will utilize non-destructive testing (NDT) detection methods, including leak noise correlators, to avoid excavation, saving you money and time.
Mapping & Modeling
The goal of the GPRS Deliverables Department is to deliver clear and understandable findings with each of our outputs from field markings to field sketches, KMZ files, or CAD drawings that provide 2D site plans or even 3D CAD models. In addition, upon the completion of every project, our customers receive a job summary that includes job scope information, site photos, description of site conditions, equipment used, and notes from the project.
The GPRS Value
Our services prevent you from experiencing risk in the forms of budget overruns, damaged reputation, project down time, property damage, injuries, and accidents.
GPRS boasts an industry-leading accuracy rate of over 99.8% on over 70,000 projects, just last year. We are in pursuit of 100% subsurface damage prevention.
How do we ensure the same quality on every one of our thousands of projects? The implementation and teaching of the SIM Specification at the GPRS Training School.
As the largest company of our kind, GPRS is able to quickly mobilize to your site no matter the location. We have SIM-trained Project Managers in a city near you.
GPRS is committed to the same high quality on every project, not a tiered pricing system that sacrifices quality or accountability. You receive the best value possible, every time.
SAFETY: ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR
GPRS services such as utility locating, concrete scanning and video pipe inspection (CCTV), reduce risk for you, your team and your assets. When our Project Managers locate subsurface structural elements and pipes, the result for our clients is Damage Prevention and a reduction of risk. At GPRS, safety is always on our radar.
When change orders take place due to unforeseen circumstances on job site, a budget can quickly become ruined. When utilities are not located prior to excavation or drilling, damages can occur – unleashing a series of extra expenses. Scanning with GPRS can assist in keeping your project within the budget.
When utilities and pipes or concrete reinforcement is damaged, the news quickly spreads. Depending on the severity and cost of the damage, meetings and blame can follow. The repercussions for failing to take proper precautions can be loss of jobs, contracts, and ultimately reputation.
PROJECT DOWN TIME
Construction projects run on strict timelines. A stoppage in work due to a utility strike or severed post-tension cable can be costly. The investigation process takes time in addition to whatever repairs must take place. Damage prevention by using ground penetrating radar can keep projects on schedule – saving time and money.
The result of an underground pipe or concrete reinforcement being damaged can be further damage to the surrounding infrastructure. Finished concrete surfaces, wall finishes or even structural integrity can be a result of a strike. GPRS uses GPR and other key tools to prevent damage to utilities and surrounding property.
INJURIES & ACCIDENTS
At GPRS, our most important tool is our people. When GPRS is called to a jobsite, our people use the latest in locating technology to make sure that your people and your team is safe. When underground facilities are not located prior to excavation, your most important asset is at risk – your people.