Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was contacted by a large contractor in the bay area that needed to know the location of utilities prior to excavation. The customer’s primary concern was to identify any utilities and other subsurface items within the excavation area prior to digging, so that they could take appropriate measures to avoid costly and hazardous utility strikes. The project consisted of scanning a large section of a road within the park to prepare for excavation and road repairs.
Utilizing the latest in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology and Radio Detection, Greg Milburn of the GPRS San Francisco/Oakland office, responded to the site and was able to mark out various utilities traveling through the proposed excavation area. Scans were taken with the GSSI 400mhz antenna, combined with the RD7000 radio detection device to search for electric, gas, communication, water, sewer and unknown lines. GPRS findings were then marked directly onto the surface in real time for the customer to see. By utilizing GPRS, the customer was able to identify underground utilities and other subsurface obstructions in the area in a nondestructive, safe manner. The use of the professional services provided by GPRS allowed the customer to excavate promptly and safely, while keeping their project on schedule.
Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (GPRS) to find out how we can assist with utility locating on your project. To locate underground utilities such as power, gas, water, communication, sewer, please contact us today. Our expert Project Managers are highly trained and OSHA certified, equipped to serve your project of any size throughout the San Francisco and Oakland areas.
We are dedicated to helping our clients solve problems and answer questions during your pre-planning phases as well. To learn more about how Ground Penetrating Radar works or have questions about an upcoming project, please contact us. Don’t forget to ask about our concrete scanning services, to locate post-tension cables, rebar and conduit.
GPRS does not provide geophysical, geological, land surveying or engineering services. If you need such services, please contact an appropriate professional.