Chicago's Leading Ground Penetrating Radar Service Provider

Utility Locating, Video Pipe Inspection, Concrete Scanning & Industry Leading Deliverables

GPRS Serving Chicago

  • GPRS specializes in the location of underground utilities, concrete scanning and video pipe inspection. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced Project Managers near Chicago and the surrounding area.

    We understand that your team’s safety depends on us providing a best in class service. When clients hire GPRS, they have peace of mind knowing that they have the most reliable technology on their project paired with a world class Project Manager who delivers the most accurate information available. GPRS leads the industry in providing outstanding service and cutting-edge technology, keeping projects on time, reducing safety risks, and putting relationships with our clients first. Our nationwide network of team members is committed to being your subsurface scanning solutions.


To ensure the overall timely success of you project, utility detection is critical to any construction project where a 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) 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.

With new build construction and renovation project, 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 strict occurs, repair costs begin to add up, delays creep into your schedule and it creates a safety hazard for your employees.

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.

GPRS Industry Expertise

Featured Projects in the Metro Chicago Area

GPRS locates utilities, scans concrete and provides video pipe inspections throughout Chicago and the state of Illinois. We use cable avoidance tools to assist in locating buried electrical, water, gas, communication, sewer and storm drain lines in underground facilities. GPRS focuses on damage prevention and reducing the risk of injury to personnel and damage to utilities.


GPRS Utility Locating - Chicago, Illinois

The Chicagoland area is filled every year for the summer festivals, food, music, and fun. With so much entertainment available, it is commonplace to see contractors setting up structures and other festival related items, seemingly daily. The skilled contractors whom perform these tasks can make it seem like an easy and often occurring task. But it is worth noting, that these professionals would likely spend time preparing and planning in order to perform these setups safely and efficiently.

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Realm of the Unknown - Industrial Plant on the South Side of Chicago

In the GPR field, we live in the realm of the unknown. Often times when using GPR, there are some good indicators or patterns of what an anomaly on the screen of the GPR might be. But we can never be 100% sure of what something is unless further investigative measures are taken by the client.

With the ‘realm of the unknown’ in mind, GPRS takes on every project with great attention and care. We exist to keep everyone safe, projects on time, and to keep costs to a minimum.

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Private Utility Locating For Entertainment Company – Illinois

GPRS was contacted by an electronics/entertainment company to locate underground utilities at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. The customer played a key part in the setup of Lollapalooza. They needed to excavate trenches to bury all the necessary cables for the show. 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 excavate to prevent costly damages to existing utilities and also potential delays.

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Serving Chicago, Rockford, Springfield, Champaign, Peoria, Moline, Bloomington, Decatur and Naperville.

We also work in the following Illinois counties Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, Kane, McHenry, Winnebago, St. Clair, Madison and Champaign.