Hard Proof! Utility Locating in Chicago, Illinois
Here is some hard proof that GPR is necessary today! If you look at the photo below, you can visibly see a conduit in the trench dug out by the general contractors on site while installing new storm drains. GPRS was contacted before and during this install to ensure that no underground utility would be struck during the process.
GPRS had provided the client with a map as well as on site photos of the markings, but you can never be too sure! There were several new site lighting and ground box units installed in this process and GPRS was able to locate and map the old and new found utilities on to a google map.
“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (www.gprsinc.com)
The GSSI radio waves are safe for workplaces so there is no need for any stop in work for floors below or around the scan areas. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete using our transmitter box which sends out a frequency via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.
“GPRS deploys the best equipment operated by skilled project managers who know how solve your subsurface locating issue. Since our inception, GPRS has completed hundreds of thousands of projects in North America. Our accuracy rate on these projects? Over 99%.” (www.gprsinc.com)
GPRS technicians are commonly called for wide array of locating, such as concrete scanning for rebar, mesh, conduits, radiant tube heating, post tension cables, and any other utility that may be buried. We also scan for private and public utility locates, underground voids or vaults, footings, buried foundations, and Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s). All these tasks are all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.
Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans.
At GPRS, safety is one our #1 priority. When saw cutting, digging, or drilling the last thing you, or our technicians, want is to run into any problems. While you may think that there is nothing buried in the concrete or ground, better think again… There is an unfortunate number of people that call because they were proven wrong. The price of one of our technicians is well worth it compared to the costs of repairing a mishap later on.
For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact Zach Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-563-4445.