Columbus' Leading Ground Penetrating Radar Service Provider

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

GPRS Serving Columbus

  • 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 Columbus 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 Columbus Area

GPRS locates utilities, scans concrete and provides video pipe inspections throughout Columbus 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.



GPRS (Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Inc.) was hired by Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, OH 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.

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GPRS Scans for Conduits Prior to Saw Cutting - Columbus, OH

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently called by a local contractor to a building renovation project in Columbus, Ohio. The scope of work was to identify and mark any conduits that may be cut during saw cutting. The contractor needed to avoid damaging any conduits so they would not waste time or money repairing them. GPRS, LLC. was able to use GPR equipment to accurately locate and mark out several conduits that would have been struck during the saw cutting process. GPRS, LLC. was able to get to the job in a timely matter so the project could remain on schedule. GPR is an accurate and effective way of locating conduits, rebar, and post tension cables in a concrete slab..

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Scanning For Underground Storage Tanks (UST) - Columbus, OH

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently called to a project by a local healthcare company in Columbus, Ohio. The scope of work was to scan a section of grass near an existing generator mapping out and locating an underground storage tank and other utilities before digging to put in a new fence. This was part of a grease trap that went to the kitchen just inside the building. GPRS, LLC. was able to get to the job in a timely matter to map out the existing storage tank. GPR is an accurate and effective way of locating underground utility lines, underground storage tanks, and voids.

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Serving Columbus, Lima, Akron, Mansfield, Dayton, Lima, Toledo, Warren, Findlay, Sandusky, Canton and Maumee.

We also work in the following Ohio counties: Clark, Franklin, Stark, Warren, Delaware, Fairfield, Erie, Montgomery, Marion, Know and Madison County.