Cleveland's Leading Ground Penetrating Radar Service Provider
Utility Locating, Video Pipe Inspection, Concrete Scanning & Industry Leading Deliverables
GPRS Serving Cleveland
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 Cleveland 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.
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GPRS locates utilities, scans concrete and provides video pipe inspections throughout Cleveland and the state of Ohio. 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.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently called out to a project Akron, Ohio. The scope of work was to scan several areas in roadways to clear utilities in advance of soil borings. By using GPR and Radio Detection several gas, water, sanitary and unknown lines were located. Had this area not been scanned prior to excavation several lines could have been struck. By having the area scanned beforehand, the client avoided timely delays and expensive repairs. GPRS, Inc. was able to complete the job in a timely manner to mark all utilities in the scanning area. GPR is an accurate and effective way of locating underground utilities, underground storage tanks, and voids.
GPRS (Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Inc.) was hired by Ohio State University (OSU) to locate utilities running through their laser labs, inside their robotic welding and additive manufacturing research building. GPRS was able to locate utilities running through the area, as well as the type of reinforcing within the concrete and the concrete slab thickness.
Pictured below is a GPRS Project Manager scanning in front of Ohio State's new robotic laser welding system, the installation of which would not have been possible without quality ground penetrating radar scans provided by GPRS. This robot will be used for cutting edge robotic welding and additive manufacturing research. The system features a 6- kilowatt laser head equipped with the latest laser beam raster and waveform technology, as well as a wire arc system enabling extremely high productivity hybrid laser-arc welding.
GPRS was recently called out to a project by a general contractor at an RTA facility in Cleveland, Ohio. The scope of work was to locate any underground utilities in the vicinity and in conflict with a new trench that is planned to be installed. The contractor needed to excavate about a 1000ft trench. By using GPR and Radio Detection, we were able to locate utilities that the contactor desired. We were able to locate utilities such as electrical conduits (marked red in picture to the right), within the area of interest, from site lighting poles towards the buildings, and electrical conduits feeding the track switches and traffic control light signals. Electrical conduits were at about 2’ below the surface. Drains were also located.
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Serving Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Toledo, Warren, Youngstown, Elyria, Findlay, Bowling Green, Maumee, Sandusky, Canton and Mansfield.
We also work in the following Ohio counties Franklin, Cuyahoga, Hamilton, Summit, Montgomery, Lucas, Stark, Butler, Wood and Lorain.