Jan 15

GPRS Used To Help Concrete Saw Cutters Avoid Conduits

A General Contractor had a core drilling project in Brockton, MA at the Brockton VA Hospital. The scope of the project was to mark out all reinforcing and conduits within the 400 square foot project. The General Contractor decided to contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Massachusetts after learning that they have been in business since 2001 and each technician has the experience of performing over 350 GPR surveys per year. GPRS was able to complete the investigation that same week and allowed the project to proceed without delay. GPRS uses real time applications and were experienced enough to be able to locate all of the utilities in the area to avoid hitting anything whilst digging and ensuring everyone’s safety.

All of the utilities that we found were marked and given an approximate depth. GPRS Technicians also utilize a Radio Detection device in order to be able to detect all live power and radio frequencies to help determine if a utility is an electric or communications line to help give the Contractor as much information as possible. While no conduits were located, heavy reinforcing was found throughout the area of investigation. The General Contractor was enamored with the quality of work that was performed and the timely, efficient manner in which it was done.

Before excavating and trenching in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire, contact Project Manager of GPRS, Jaime Gamache at 508-272-9384 or You can also visit us on the web at

GPRS does not provide geophysical, geological, land surveying or engineering services. If you need such services, please contact an appropriate professional.