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Private Utility Locating - New Mexico

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of New Mexico recently visited a church parking lot to identify any underground utilities in the area prior to excavation for a new building. Klinger Constructors wanted to ensure that there would be no delays in construction due to severed utilities. The technician on site was able to scan the proposed building area and identify any dangers in below the surface and map those dangers on the surface of the asphalt with precise depths. This allowed the project to proceed on schedule and without injuries due to damaged utilities.

Private utility locating with ground radar is an excellent way to precisely locate anything below the surface because it does not depend on the utility being active. Soil imaging is also used to locate underground storage tanks and coffins because of its ability to “see” many different obstructions in the soil. If you would like to know more about private utility locating in New Mexico, contact your local Project Manager today at...

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Private Utility locating For Construction Company - California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. performed a utility and sub-surface anomaly survey for a large contractor in Fresno, California. GPRS used ground penetrating radar to locate multiple sub-surface water, power, sewer and data lines among other things. This information helped the contractor in making the decision on where to run there trench line.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to scan areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits prior to core drilling, drilling for anchor bolts, saw cutting or trenching for utilities. The concrete imaging process is entirely nondestructive and free of radiation or health hazards. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete please contact us today. GPRS has offices throughout the entire state and performs GPR scans throughout the entire state, including cities like Los Angeles, Irvine, Glendale, San Diego, Riverside, Simi Valley, Pasadena, Torrance, Orange, Fresno, Modesto, Bakersfield,...

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GPRS Performs Private Underground Private Utility Locating - Texas

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Texas was contacted by an environmental firm to mark out any underground utilities or obstructions within the proposed boring locations in Amarillo, TX. Wade Vickers of GPRS Texas mobilized to the site and gave a precise location of the electric, communications, gas and water lines within a 20’ x 20’ area of each estimated boring location. Since GPR shows data in real time, the results were marked directly onto the surface using marking paint to give the customer and workers knowledge of the utilities location beneath the surface. After the GPRS process was complete, multiple locations were adjusted to avoid any underground conflicts. This saved the firm and drillers costly setbacks, and possible injuries.

GPRS reduces risk and cost, promotes a safe work environment, and provides non-destructive testing by locating materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, steel, and pavement.

For private utility locating in Texas: Amarillo, Bishop Hills, Pampa, Borger, Masterson, Hereford, Plainview, Canyon, and Dumas, call...

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Concrete Scanning Prior to Concrete Drilling - North Carolina

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of North Carolina was requested on site in Downtown Charlotte. The customer needed rebar and post tension cables located before they could drill for anchors for a new data rack. GPRS located the rebar and post tension cables within the slab in the designated area to allow for the holes to be drilled for the anchors. All findings were marked directly on the surface to map the existing reinforcing steel.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an ideal solution to locate existing reinforcing steel before drilling holes in concrete for anchors. GPR is a fast and safe way to 'x-ray' through concrete.

For more information about Ground Penetrating Radar in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, please contact Curtis Hoag of Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. at (704) 582-3219 or curtis.hoag@gprsinc.com.

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Locating Voids Underneath Floor Slabs - South Carolina

Jeff Dehart of Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was hired to locate voids underneath an existing floor slab in South Carolina. GPRS was specifically requested on this site due to our experience locating voids underneath floor slabs in existing buildings

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Utility and Tunnel Locating - California

GPRS was contacted by a contractor to locate and trace out utilities along with marking out the perimeter of a tunnel at a large hospital in Bakersfield, CA. Ground penetrating radar was utilized to determine the perimeter of a tunnel that ran along the side of the hospital. During the scan, GPRS was able to locate the direction the tunnel, and we also marked out power lines and other anomalies that were running throughout the project site; including two underground storage tanks.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to scan areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits prior to core drilling, drilling for anchor bolts, or saw cutting. The concrete imaging process is entirely non destructive and free of radiation or health hazards. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete please contact us today. GPRS has offices throughout the entire state and performs GPR scans throughout the entire state, including cities like Los Angeles,...

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Identifying Trench Lines for Deep Utilities in Road - Texas

During a utility relocation project in downtown Austin, TX, contractors brought Corey Brecht with GPRS out to the site to help them identify deep utilities such as sewer lines. Previous excavations to install these utilities left behind deviations in the subgrade that were identifiable with GPR. This helped the construction crew identify the precise location of the deep utilities.

To see how GPRS can help you find what’s been buried, call Corey Brecht at (512) 417-6105 or email at corey.brecht@gprsinc.com.

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GPRS Locates PT Cables in Roof Deck - Texas

Prior to drilling holes through a roof deck to install new storm drains, plumbers on site decided to contact GPRS to locate post tension cables first. Central Texas Regional Manager, Corey Brecht, was able to use non-destructive GPR testing to identify critical reinforcing steel and other obstructions within the concrete so that the plumbers could core through the deck safely.

To find out how GPRS can safely help you find rebar, post-tension cables, and conduit in your slab, please call Corey Brecht at (512) 417-6105 or email at corey.brecht@gprsinc.com.

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Locating Underground Obstructions Prior to Utility Trenching - Texas

When contractors in El Paso needed to dig a trench to install a new run of utilities, they knew they could possibly damage other buried utilities. For this reason, they contacted GPRS to help them identify any obstructions that might cross their path. After a thorough inspection, GPRS was able to identify a dozen buried obstructions that would likely have been struck by excavators during digging.

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Private Underground Utility Locate - Texas

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Texas works extensively with construction companies. Prior to the installation of a new private fence, Brandon Campos of GPRS Texas was contacted to locate underground utilities within the proposed excavation path in San Antonio, Texas. Multiple lines were located using Ground Penetrating Radar and the Radio Detection Device. Since GPR shows data in real time, the results were communicated to the customer with the location and depths shown using spray paint and white pin flags. GPRS provides knowledge of what lies beneath the surface. Using GPRS reduces risk and cost, promotes a safe work environment, and provides non-destructive testing by locating materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, steel, and pavement.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Scan Performed - California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. - GPRS of California was contacted by a construction company to locate all utilities within their boring bath at an elementary school in Ventura, CA. They were to directional bore from an existing communication vault into the school property to provide time warner cable services. We used two methods to find utilities, first we used radio detection and found power lines and we also hooked on to tracer wires to find the gas that feeds into the school. We also used Ground Penetrating Radar to find the water lines and sewer lines. We were also able to provide depths for all findings and used spray paint to mark the ground where utilities were embedded.

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Underground Utility Locate - Wyoming

Ground Penetrating Radar technology was recently used in Evansville, WY (Casper, Wyoming area) to assist the Envirocon Company in located underground utilities prior to excavation. The site was a former Chevron refinery and there was concern over what utilities may lay below the grade.

One call locates were called to the site prior to GPRS’ arrival to mark out utilities. The ground penetrating radar survey on this site was able to verify the location and depth of the prior locates. The Project Manager of Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Denver was also able to locate a pipe that was not marked out by any prior private utility locating company.

Locating utilities in Casper by using GPR is a great way to increase the chance that all impediments are discovered prior to any digging or excavation taking place. A radar scan can assist in locating pipes, conduits, gas lines, water lines, sewer pipes, trenches, duct banks, high voltage conduits and much more.

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GPRS Locates Private Utilities - Wisconsin

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. – GPRS of Wisconsin was contacted by large contracting company to locate the fiber optic, electrical, and any other sub surface utilities or anomalies. This site was in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Where the utilities were to be located were around a large cell tower. There were many ground wires running in these areas, but our ground penetrating radar and radio detection equipment was able to locate the lines in search. GPRS, LLC. was informed there was only one fiber optic line running through the area, but GPRS, LLC. located two fiber optic lines. GPRS, LLC. also identified the electric line running through the area. This allowed for the excavators to dig safely and keep costs down. The locating of these utilities is a nominal fee in comparison to the thousands of dollars it would cost to repair all of the utility lines.

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Gas Pipelines located using Ground Penetrating Radar - Oklahoma

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Oklahoma works extensively with the Oil & Gas Industry. Prior to the installation of a new pipeline, Brandon Campos of GPRS Texas was contacted to locate abandoned pipelines within the proposed excavation path in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Multiple lines were located using Ground Penetrating Radar and the Radio Detection Device. Since GPR shows data in real time, the results were communicated to the customer with the location and depths shown using pin flags & wooden stakes. GPRS provides knowledge of what lies beneath the surface. Using GPRS reduces risk and cost, promotes a safe work environment, and provides non-destructive testing by locating materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, steel, and pavement.

For gas pipeline locating in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Bethany, Norman, Stillwater, Lawton, Ardmore, Elk City, Guthrie, Kingfisher, Altus, Weatherford, Duncan, Durant, Enid, Yukon, Shawnee and Edmond area call (405) 815-7415 or email...

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Private Utility Locating Project - Missouri

GPRS conducted a 4-way sweep for a large pipeline company in the Midwest. They desired to erect a new facility but needed to know of any existing utilities before breaking ground. GPRS found all utilities on record, and the contractor proceeded without incident.

Please contact Justin Womack at (314) 412-9806 or Sam.heisman@gp-radar.com to schedule service or for a quote on your next project.

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GPR Used To Scan Floor To Locate Reinforcements and Conduit - Missouri

A local contractor needed to core drill through two floors of pan-deck. GPRS scanned both tiled locations, marked the findings in duct tape, and left the facility in under 30 min. All reinforcement and conduit was marked. The contractor proceeded without incident.

Please contact Justin Womack at (314) 412-9806 or sam.heisman@gprsinc.com to schedule service or for a quote on your next project.

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GPRS Scans Concrete Wall - Missouri

A local contractor tried to bore a path into a building in order to run a new water line. Upon entry into the building, the bore head lost its wireless link with the bore beacon, and its point of entry could not be determined. GPRS scanned the entire wall and found the point where the bore head had penetrated a few inches. This verification set the job back on schedule and ensured against any potential facility damage.

Please contact Justin Womack at (314) 412-9806 or sam.heisman@gprsinc.com to schedule service or for a quote on your next project.

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Private Utility Locating - Oklahoma

When a new fence needed to be installed, they contacted Wade Vickers of GPRS Oklahoma to locate private utilities within the posting area. Using Ground Penetrating Radar, Wade Vickers located multiple gas, electric, and water lines within the area. Since the results were marked with pin flags and orange marking paint, the customer was able to avoid the underground utilities during installation. GPR is non-destructive, non-hazardous, time efficient and gives immediate results.

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GPRS Scans Concrete To Locate Electrical Conduit Before Core Drilling - Florida

Ground Penetrating Radar is a new technology that is extremely helpful to mark out reinforcing steel, conduit, post-tension cables, pre-stressed cables and other pertinent obstructions that lie within a concrete slab. GPR is applicable on elevated slab, slab on grade, and as you’ll see in this entry, cement walls. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. is of the top GPR companies in its industry and has grown to provide GPR services nationwide.

GPRS Project Managers were recently contacted in Central Florida for concrete scanning at a large facility being constructed. Throughout the construction of the building there have been many changeovers. The scope of this job was to scan multiple walls on the ground floor to locate electrical conduit within the concrete wall before new holes were core drilled. It was essential that the conduit be located and not destroyed in the core drilling process. A GPR scan was performed to locate reinforcing steel and conduit prior to core drilling through the 12” thick wall.

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Concrete Scanning Services - Florida

Miami Dade College needed to update their records for utilities on site. The area that needed to be scanned, using ground penetrating radar, was their Kendall campus. Thus they contacted specialists in concrete scanning, GPRS. This is an ideal application for ground penetrating radar as utility detection and CAD file drawings are GPR specialties. GPRS, LLC. from Miami, FL took the call and mobilized to the site.

On site, GPRS was able to detect water lines and gas lines, as well as other utilities. They marked them on the ground with colored spray paint and flagged them with depth estimates. GPRS then collaborated with Rene, with Kaufman Lynn to update the CAD files. Glenn Zebrowski of GPRS updated the schools files. The project was a success and why radar is “The New Way to X-Ray”.

Ron Anderson runs GPRS operations in the South Florida. He is based in Miami, FL and he can be reached at (305) 801-4138 or by e-mail at...

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GPRS Concrete Scanning Specialist Locates Embedded Electrical Conduits at Residential Condominium - Florida

A contractor needed to drill penetrations through an elevated slab with post-tension cables and embedded electrical conduits to install electrical lines. The area that needed to be scanned, using ground penetrating radar, was located in a condominium master bedroom on the 3rd floor. Thus they contacted specialists in concrete scanning, GPRS. This is an ideal application for ground penetrating radar as conduits and post-tension cable locating are GPR specialties. GPRS, LLC. in South Florida took the call and mobilized to the site.

On site, GPRS was able to identify all the obstructions quickly and accurately. Ron Anderson clearly marked all post-tension cables and conduits directly on the slab. GPRS then collaborated with the contractor, as to the best places to drill to avoid striking a conduit or a post-tension cable. The project was a success and why radar is “The New Way to X-Ray”.

Ron Anderson runs GPRS operations in the South Florida area. He can be reached at (305) 801-4138 or by email at...

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Investigation to Determine Rebar Spacing & Reinforcement Type – Pensylvania

Before saw cutting, a contractor wanted to investigate the rebar spacing and reinforcement type. Also if any buried conduits and utilities were present beneath or within the concrete slab at the site. They called GPRS, LLC. We used the GPR 1600MHz antenna to scan the area. GPRS was able to locate and determine the reinforcement spacing, and mark them on the surface. No conduits or utilities were detected within the area scanned.

For GPR projects or quotes in the Pittsburgh area or Western Pennsylvania, contact Jake Lammott at (412) 292-3266, email jake.lammott@gprsinc.com, or visit www.gp-radar.com.

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Locating Piles Beneath A Concrete Slab On Grade - Virginia

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently called to locate piles beneath a concrete slab on grade at NASA in Hampton, Virginia. Scope of work was to scan a 30’ x 30’ area in the basement of a building to locate and map out underground piles so the engineers on site could core drill and test the composition and structure of the existing piles. They were not sure if the piles were concrete or possibly made of a wood material. There were several piles that were said to be in the area according to old drawings from the building. We also were asked to map out the rebar in the slab so they could get a clean core sample when they went to drill by the piles. Ground Penetrating Radar is an effective and efficient way of locating material in a concrete slab and underground. It also allows us to provide a depth to how deep the material is.

For more information on how GPRS, LLC. can help you on your next project, please contact David Borcherdt at (757) 319-1903 or by email at...

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Ground Penetrating Radar used at Kirtland AFB - New Mexico

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of New Mexico recently assisted Synergy Systems Construction of Merriam, Kansas on a project in New Mexico. The Kirtland AFB Clinic in the Albuquerque area was undergoing renovations that required coring of the concrete slab in several locations. Traditional concrete x-ray of the floor slab was not possible with the Clinic being an active hospital as well as an active job site. Radiation is not emitted during concrete radar scan.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Scan Performed to Locate Underground Utilities - Nevada

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. - GPRS of Nevada was contacted by a large general contractor to locate underground utilities prior to installation of carports with solar panels in Las Vegas, NV. The contractor was not allowed to damage any underground utilities such as the electrical conduits or the water lines that run underneath the asphalt. GPRS was able to locate and mark the underground utilities onto the surface of the asphalt so that the excavation could be performed without cutting through them.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to locate underground utilities prior to digging or excavating and can also be used to scan areas for post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, voids, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete or underground please contact us today.

GPRS has offices throughout the entire state of Nevada and performs GPR scans throughout the entire state, including cities like Las...

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Locating the Path of Radiant Heat Tubes in a Concrete Slab at a Residence - Massachusetts

Ground Penetrating Radar is an excellent option to locate radiant heat tubes in a concrete slab. A homeowner in Norwell, MA had a situation where they needed to place anchor bolts in a concrete slab to secure a car lift inside the garage. The homeowner contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Massachusetts to mark out the path of the radiant heat tubes. GPRS mobilized to the site the same day to perform the GPR investigation. GPRS marked their findings directly on the garage floor surface so it was clear where the radiant heat tubes were running. They also marked the depth of how deep the radiant heat tubes were in the concrete slab. The homeowner was able to insert the anchor bolts without compromising the radiant heat & costing him a lot more money to break up the floor.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses non-evasive methods. The applications used are both mobile & cost effective for the client. To reach GPRS of the New England Region, contact Regional Manager, Thaddeus Bullock, at...

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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.

For GPRS applications in Northeast Illinois, including the Chicago and Rockford areas, call (312) 882-0429 or (815) 218-1122 or email brian.cox@gprsinc.com.

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Private Underground Utility Locate - Nevada

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was contacted by a contractor to locate underground utilities along their proposed trench path. The ground penetrating radar unit detected multiple underground utilities within the proposed trench path. As seen in the picture, a water line and two anomalies were marked out. This saved time for the contractor and gave confidence to the trenching process.

We use the latest ground penetrating technology to provide critical information on utilities, materials, and other potential obstructions within existing structures or underground. Fast and reliable, GPRS provides both two- and three-dimensional images of the scanned areas without delivering any radiation. All of our equipment is registered and meets all standard FCC regulations.

Utilizing GPR reduces risk and cost, promotes a safe work environment, and provides non-destructive testing by locating materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, steel, and pavement. Our client base includes hospitals, universities, surveyors, engineers, homeowners, contractors, environmentalists, and...

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. Locating Post Tension Cable

Ground Penetrating Radar technology provides critical information concerning anything that lies below the surface. This technology has been used for a variety of scanning purposes, but it is commonly used to determine the location of underground utilities, rebar, post-tension cables, electrical conduit and other impediments.

This technology works in a fast and reliable manner. It is also very safe, as it uses no radiation. We are able to provide a 2 Dimensional and a 3 Dimensional image of the areas we scan.

All of our equipment is registered and meets all standard FCC regulations.

Our Mission is to provide solutions to the critical problems our customers face regarding the location of hidden elements in concrete and underground.

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“X-Rays” Using Radar On Concrete Slabs – Florida

A general contractor needed to core drill holes in the concrete to install new plumbing lines in a new construction site in Miami. The area that needed to be scanned, using ground penetrating radar, was a new construction project and was known to have critical structural steel in the concrete. Thus they contacted the specialists in rebar locating, Ron Anderson of GPRS. This application, rebar locating, is a common job for GPR. GPRS, LLC. in South Florida took the call and mobilized to the site.

On site, GPRS was able to identify the structural rebar, quickly and accurately. They marked them on the surface of the ground and provided a report explaining the results. GPRS then collaborated with the general contractor, as to the depth and location of the structural rebar. The advantage to radar compared to X-Ray is that radar can locate the structural rebar from the surface of the ground, without dangerous radiation. The project was a success and why radar is “The New Way to X-Ray”.

Locating steel rebar, post tension cables or electrical conduits in the concrete for the...

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Private Utility Locating Services For Contractor - Tennessee

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Tennessee was able to work with a contractor to scan hundreds of feet of a trench line for underground utilities. GPRS uses Non-Destructive testing equipment to locate piping, underground electrical conduits, and other utilities that are unable to be seen. Using GPS we were able to capture all of our findings and create a map of the utilities to the customer. Using GPRS is a safe, cost effective way to make sure you can safety dig or trench without cutting into utilities.

Other services we offer are: Underground utility location, Conduit Locating, Underground storage tank location, Void Location and more. If GPR services are needed in East Tennessee, call Dave Schaff at (423) 667-0456 or email at dave.schaff@gprsinc.com.

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Underground Imaging Services - New York

Hodorowski Homes, out of Schenectady, New York was called in to repair cracks found in the cement foundation at an apartment complex in Albany, NY. Hodorowski had a couple options in determining why the cracks were occurring: they could either go into the homes and conduct boring tests, which would have ruined the residents’ floors, or determine if there may be a void present with ground penetrating radar. They decided that using the non-destructive form of testing would be most beneficial. Hodorowski then contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC, to determine if, and when they would be able to locate the possible voids. When they called the technician that covered the Albany area they were pleased to hear he was available to complete the project that day!

Jim Bell of the Upstate, New York office mobilized to the site and began marking out all of the possible voids that were located in the area the cracks were located. In addition to finding voids, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. has the ability to locate and map out underground utilities and storage tanks,...

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Concrete Scan Slab on Grade - Colorado

The Denver office of GPRS was hired to locate any underground utilities in the Littleton, Colorado Firestone Automotive Center. There was an area that was scheduled to by saw cut and needed to have any impediments below the slab identified prior to concrete saw cutting.

The GPRS Project Manager used GSSI GPR equipment to look in and directly under the concrete for any piping and/or conduits as well as up to 4 feet below the concrete slab to locate any pipes and/or duct banks. A hydraulic line was located in the slab. As you can see in the image below, when locating conduits in the Denver area by using GPR the depth to each conduit is able to be given.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Utility Locate - Texas

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Texas was contacted by Investigative Engineering Services (INVENG LLC) to perform Ground Penetrating Radar services to locate and give an approximate depth of the existing underground utilities in Arlington, Texas. Ground Penetrating Radar is a non-destructive testing method that can be performed in real time and occupied areas without closing an intersection or disrupting the traffic flow. Scott Clay was able to identify and mark the underground utilities directly onto the top surface.

Scott Clay serves as the Regional Director for Texas, Oklahoma & Arkansas. He can be reached at scott.clay@gprsinc.com or by phone at (214) 471-9001. Contact Scott Clay today and see how Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. can assist you on your project.

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Concrete Imaging - Florida

As with any large downtown office building, there is a tenant turnover and office space renovation being completed on a frequent basis. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems is often called on many of these occasions and this job site story is no different.

GPRS was contacted by a local contractor based out of Sanford, FL. The contractor had been made aware, by building management, that the elevated concrete floors of the high rise building contained multiple walker ducts and electrical conduits. A walker duct is a large metal duct poured into the concrete to run large quantities of electrical and data cable without disrupting/obstructing the ceiling below. The contractor wanted to be sure that they did not hit any of the embedded elements listed and therefore determined that they should concrete image or x-ray the slab before core drilling.

The contractor contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems and quickly contracted them to mobilize to the project and scan there location. GPR is a great tool for imaging concrete as there is no radiation and the time to scan one...

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Underground Private Utility Locating - Tennessee

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems’ Memphis, TN office worked with a local electrical company to locate utilities prior to playground expansion at a private elementary school in Memphis. GPRS uses non-destructive testing equipment to locate piping, power-lines, underground storage tanks, and grave sites that are unable to be seen. Using GPRS is a safe, cost effective way to make sure you can safely drill or dig and not destroy any underground utilities or determine if USTs do or do not exist on a property.

Other services we offer are: Post-Tension Cable Location, Conduit Locating, Rebar Locating, Void Location and more. If GPR services are needed in Tennessee, call Casey Barefield at (901) 233-9964 or email at casey.barefield@gprsinc.com.

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Underground Private Utility Locating - Florida

Several full-service utility surveying companies have contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. over the years. The surveying companies are frequently looking for an edge over their competitors and ground penetrating radar can often provide that advantage. In this case we were contacted by a surveying company to mobilize to a paper mill located in Jacksonville, FL. The mill had an area roughly 250’ x 700’ in size that they wanted to survey to locate old utilities, concrete foundations, a live fire line, and a live water line. This area of the facility was extremely dilapidated and decomposing. Large abandon buildings, foundations, etc. were protruding from the ground and debris was scattered everywhere. GPRS is often faced with the challenge of surveying difficult terrain and this site was no different.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - New York

A local health care facility is currently working on utility installation project within their service area in Albany, NY. Prior to starting the required excavation for the placement of the new utility lines the contractor completing the work needed to know the location of the utilities present near the scope of work to eliminate the chance of striking any of the lines while the excavation was taking place. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was recommended to the contractor by past customers that knew they not only had the ability to locate the utility lines, but to also provide their respective depths beneath the surface. The project manager decided to give GPRS a call and was pleased to hear he was available to complete the project well within the needed time frame.

Jim Bell of the Upstate, NY office mobilized to the site and began marking out all of the utilities that were located in the area the new lines would be located. In addition to finding underground utilities, and storage tanks, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has the ability to locate and map out rebar,...

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Ground Penetrating Radar Services - Tennessee

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently contacted by a local structural engineering firm to help locate reinforcing steel within multiple joists, beams and floor slabs within a facility in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Due to multiple cracks in the elevated concrete slab and other noted issues, the structural company was performing a site investigation and could not trust the as-built drawings which were provided. They decided to use concrete imaging provided by GPRS to accomplish this task.

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Concrete Scanning - North Carolina

The services of Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was requested on site at a high rise renovation project in downtown Raleigh, NC. The general contractor on the project had several locations where they were anchoring and core drilling into a PT reinforced beams. The contractor had considered X-Ray or Radiography to locate the tendons but found GPR to be a more cost effective option for concrete scanning. The locations were scanned and Nate Stair with GPRS, LLC. was able to give a detailed layout of the reinforcement and the anchoring and core drilling locations were safely completed. Concrete scanning using GPR is a safe, cost effective, and time saving technology. For questions on how you can use GPR to locate underground utilities, PT cables, rebar, and conduit in slab on grade, call Nate Stair. GPRS, LLC. can set up a Lunch & Learn for your local office in the NC-SC area.

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Underground Private Utility Locating - Alabama

GPRS was contacted by a contractor in Mobile, AL to mobilize to locate underground utilities. The contractor had plans to renovate a building at a train-yard in Mobile, AL and needed to locate sewer lines, water lines, telecommunications lines, and main power lines in the area in order to design effective and efficient renovation plans. They were also concerned about damaging critical utilities in the area that may be vital to railroad signals and controls. For these reasons, they called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems.

GPRS, LLC. is often called to mobilize to a project to locate underground utilities. Ground penetrating radar is an extremely accurate and effective way of locating the impediments in the ground. GPRS has found its accuracy to be +/- 6” when marking the center of the pipe and +/-10% when determine the depth of the object. The process is normally very quick and field markings are placed in real time.

With this in mind, GPRS completed the private utility locating process in Bucks, AL marking all utilities discovered and explaining the findings to an...

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Concrete Sonar Technology Locates Reinforcement in Concrete

Interior Construction Specialist with Layton Construction contracted Ground Penetrating Radar of Salt Lake City to locate any reinforcement in a parking structure slab before they core drilled to install new fire features. Using the best concrete sonar technology GPRS was able to locate all reinforcement in a 2’x2’ area around the proposed coring location. With this information ICS of Layton Construction can make an informed decision on the best location to core. ICS of Layton Construction realizes the benefit of ground imaging technology and works closely with GPRS of Salt Lake City.

GPRS, LLC. responds quickly to any job request, and can be on site usually sometime within a week and for those emergency jobs GPRS makes your priority their priority by making every effort to rearrange their schedule for your priority jobs. GPRS, LLC. of Salt Lake City can perform this type of scanning in any part of Lindon, Roy, North Ogden and Smithfield. Please contact GPRS, LLC. of Salt Lake City with any questions you may have at 801-599-2115 or sam.baldwin@gp-radar.com.

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GPRS of Northern California Performs Concrete Scan - San Jose, CA

GPRS of Northern California Performs Concrete Scan - California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - GPRS of California was contacted by Arcadis to perform a concrete x-ray in San Jose, CA by using GPR technology. Concrete scanning was used to check the concrete walls in several areas in order to locate rebar. GSSI GPR equipment was used to locate rebar in every location that was scanned. The data is able to be marked directly on the surface with no wait time for processing or developing.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to clear areas of utilities and conduits prior to core drilling or saw cutting. The concrete imaging process is entirely non destructive and free of radiation or health hazards.

Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - GPRS to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete please contact us today. GPRS works in San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno, and all surrounding cities. Please contact Jason Wachter at 408-201-4110 or jason.wachter@gprsinc.com to learn more about ground penetrating radar and how GPRS, LLC. can...

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GPR Used To Locate Conduit Under Slab On Grade Concrete - Colorado

GPRS was contacted by Greiner Electric of Littleton, CO to locate conduit for the remodeling of an apartment leasing office. The customer was planning to remove the conduit and install new lines and needed the precise location of the current conduit. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was able to locate the conduit for Greiner Electric in a fast and accurate manner. The customer needed to know how thick the slab was and how deep the conduit was buried. GPRS, LLC. was able to use concrete imaging to serve the customer with exactly what they needed for an accurate and quick excavation.

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Concrete Imaging Technology Utilized to Locate Reinforcing Steel and Conduit Prior to Core Drilling - Washington

A large construction company had a project in West Seattle, building a new apartment and retail complex. There was a need to install new floor outlets throughout the building, which meant concrete sawing and coring was needed. Prior to beginning the sawing and drilling processes, the contractor contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Portland to scan the floors to locate the reinforcing steel and any conduit present. GPRS used a 1600 MHz antenna for the project that allowed for precise locating of the reinforcement/conduit. GPRS marked the reinforcing steel pattern and conduit locations directly on the floor using black permanent marker so the cutting and coring areas were clear prior to continuing the project. The general contractor had all the information needed to proceed with confidence, to drill and saw through the floor and install the new electrical outlets.

To learn more about the capabilities of GPRS in the Pacific Northwest, contact Project Manager, Eric Steyer, at 503.502.4781 or eric.steyer@gp-radar.com.

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Concrete Scanning Used To Rebar Dowel Basket - Colorado

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by Villalobos concrete in Denver, CO. The concrete scanning investigation was requested to locate rebar dowel baskets. CDOT has added a MIT Scan to be done on every project when dowel bars are placed. This job was located just north of Greeley. The end goal is to verify any shifting or movement of dowel basket while concrete was poured. GPRS was able to mobilize and scan the requested area in a timely manner.

GPRS used a GSSI 1600 MHz. Antenna to scan the concrete at the requested seams. Ground penetrating radar has the ability to locate reinforcement depth and placement. The target GPRS was mobilized to locate was 18” long and 1” in diameter. Typically CDOT requires a MIT Scan to be performed our customer was looking for different technology to get better results. The MIT Scan would not be able to determine between the wire baskets and rebar dowels, this caused issues when interpreting data. Ground Penetrating Radar is able to use sonar technology to accurately locate any shift of dowel basket without the interference of...

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GPRS of Northern California Performs Concrete Scan - San Jose, CA

GPRS of California Performs Concrete Scan - California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - GPRS of California was contacted by Arcadis to perform a concrete x-ray in San Jose, CA by using GPR technology. Concrete scanning was used to check the concrete walls in several areas in order to locate rebar. GSSI GPR equipment was used to locate rebar in every location that was scanned. The data is able to be marked directly on the surface with no wait time for processing or developing.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to clear areas of utilities and conduits prior to core drilling or saw cutting. The concrete imaging process is entirely non destructive and free of radiation or health hazards.

Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - GPRS to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete please contact us today. GPRS works in San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno, and all surrounding cities. Please contact Jason Wachter at 408-201-4110 or jason.wachter@gprsinc.com to learn more about ground penetrating radar and how GPRS, LLC. can...

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Utility Locating at Business - North Carolina

Prior to digging, trenching, and excavating, it is essential to know where underground utility lines are running. In August 2015, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Raleigh was locating a power line before trenching was preformed.

GPR is a great tool to locate underground utility lines including electrical and telecommunications conduits, water and irrigation lines, sewers, and other obstructions. GPRS technicians can help you locate underground utilities on your job site, keeping you and your crews safe and productive while safeguarding the assets of your customers.

Mitch White is the GPRS contact based in Raleigh, North Carolina and he can be reached at (919) 671 9476 or by email at Mitch.white@gp-radar.com

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GPRS Scans Concrete Floor To Locate Utility Lines and Reinforcing Steel - Georgia

In October 2014, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was requested on site at the AT&T office in Atlanta, GA. GPRS representatives Jeff DeHart and Patrick Moulin were asked to determine the location of the reinforcing steel, beams, and embedded utility lines within the concrete so that they would not be damaged during drilling to install new utility lines. GPR does not emit harmful radiation, produces virtually no noise, and will not disturb operating equipment, or other workers. It is a perfect tool for determine the presence of obstruction in concrete slabs prior to drilling, and our technicians were able to scan approximately 100 core drill locations in a single day.

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Private Utility Locating - Texas

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) of Texas office was called by EE Reed Construction to mark and locate any underground utilities in Sugar Land Texas. Within 24 hours, GPRS mobilized to the site using the 400MHz Ground Penetrating Radar antenna, designed by GSSI, and RD7000 to safely locate all underground utilities. This innovative GPR technology has virtually no radiation producing less than 1% of a cell phone’s radiation. Nate Loyola, technician on site, marked directly on the grass with spray paint. GPRS is a safe, accurate, and effective method to locate underground utilities on private properties.

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Rebar And Post Tension Locating - California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. (GPRS) of California was contacted by a general contractor to scan core drilling locations for plumbing and electrical at a hotel in East Bay area, CA. The contractor was not allowed to damage rebar during core drilling and especially did not want to drill through one of the numerous post tension cables that were embedded in the slab. GPRS was able to locate and mark the upper and lower layers of rebar onto the surface of the concrete so that the core could be performed without cutting through post tension or rebar. Unlike conventional X-Ray, GPR is not limited to a specific size of area at each location. We were able to scan at least a 2’x2’ area at each location so that the contractor would have safe options for drilling.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to scan areas for post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes and can also be used to locate underground utilities prior to digging or excavating. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - GPRS to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate...

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Private Utility Locating - Pennsylvania

When a contractor wanted to avoid hitting any utilities that may be in or below a concrete roadway prior to cutting and digging, they called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems. A main roadway at a power plant’s facility was deteriorating and sections of it needed to be replaced. The contractor knew of a few utilities running just beneath the concrete and wanted to verify their depth, as well as search for any unknowns. GPRS was able to locate the utilities depth and location and mark them on the surface.

For GPR projects or quotes in the Pittsburgh area or western Pennsylvania, contact Jake Lammott at 412-292-3266 or email jake.lammott@gp-radar.com.

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GPR Scanning for Location of Septic Tanks at Private Residence - Texas

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Texas was recently called out to a private residence in Fairview, Texas. The homeowner wanted to know where his septic tanks and lines were located. Using GPR technology is a great dig-free method of finding underground storage tanks, septic tanks, pipes, and other buried utilities. By using GPR technology, Corey Brecht, Regional Manager for North Texas, was able to successfully identify the septic tanks and other buried utilities.

To find out how Ground Penetrating Radar Systems can help you find your buried utilities, storage tanks, and septic tanks, contact Corey Brecht at 972-922-0223 or corey.brecht@gprsinc.com.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Locates Reinforcement in Concrete Slabs - Utah

Stop using a hammer drill to locate reinforcement in concrete slabs! Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Salt Lake City uses the latest non-destructive concrete imaging technology to precisely locate any hazards in concrete slabs on jobs all over Utah. Recently GPRS, LLC. was called up to the City Centre Building in Salt Lake City for Paragon Builders. The technician on site was able clear three coring location prior to saw cutting, by marking where the post tensioning cables were running in the slab. The technician was even able to locate where live conduits and duct work were mounted under the slab.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems prides itself on keeping workers safe and jobs on schedule. All technicians are certified in the use of GPR by the manufacturer of our state of the art technology. GPRS of Salt Lake City can assist you on any job in Utah especially in: Salina, Monroe and Orange City. Contact Sam Baldwin at 801-599-2115 or sam.baldwin@gp-radar.com for more information.

Call GPRS BEFORE Cutting Concrete Or Excavating It Can Save You Time And Money!!

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Concrete Scanning Services At Office Building - Georgia

In December 2013, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was asked to assist in an office building renovation in Atlanta, GA. Our client needed to cut out a large section of the concrete slab on 4 floors to install a new staircase. We were asked to determine the position and spacing of reinforcing steel within the concrete slab, beam and joist positions, and we were also asked to determine the existence and position of live electrical conduits in the floor. GPRS was able to complete the requested scanning quickly and efficiently, and our client was able to cut several large holes in a concrete slab without striking any conduits.

GPR is frequently used to scan concrete to determine the location and characteristics of reinforcing steel as well as detect the presence of embedded obstructions like utility lines. It can be used on elevated slabs or on slab-on-grade concrete, and can be used safely in occupied spaces. Ground Penetrating Radar can also be used for unmarked grave mapping, locating septic systems, and for locating underground utilities and storage tanks.

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Concrete Scanning “X-Ray” Locates Electrical Conduits - California

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. - GPRS of California was contacted by SCE to perform a concrete scanning “x-ray” in Los Angeles, CA. Concrete scanning was used to check the concrete slab in several areas in order to locate rebar and electrical conduits, prior to core drilling. GSSI GPR equipment was used to locate rebar in every location that was scanned. The data is able to be marked directly on the surface with no wait time for processing or developing.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to clear areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits prior to core drilling or saw cutting. The concrete imaging process is entirely non destructive and free of radiation or health hazards.

Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - GPRS to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete please contact us today. GPRS has offices throughout the entire state and performs GPR scans throughout the entire state, including cities like Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego, Riverside, Simi Valley,...

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GPRS New York Office Locates Utilities at One World Trade Center - New York

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was contacted by a contractor that needed to know the location of utilities prior to excavation earlier this month. The client's primary concern was to determine the location of any utilities or other near-surface items within the excavation area prior to digging so that they could either relocate either the excavation area, or the utility lines. The project consisted of clearing three 20’ X 20’ areas. Utilizing the latest in GPR and Radio Detection technology, Joe Bernarducci of the New York City Office scanned the site and was able to mark out several utilities traveling through the proposed areas. All of the utilities that were located were then marked directly onto the service in real time while GPRS was on site. The use of ground penetrating radar allowed the client to stay safe while digging and helped to keep them on their tight completion schedule. With the professional services provided by GPRS, no utilities were struck during the excavation of the three areas allowing the client to stay safe on this project.

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Underground Sonar Investigation

Ground Penetrating Radar is often used to determine the presence of any underground storage tanks. We recently were scanning a old service garage in New Jersey to determine if there were any abandoned tanks or lines in the sub-grade.

Through the process of taking scans on one foot centers in a grid pattern we found several combinations of connecting reactions. Our technician detected a deep circular disturbance about 20” wide that was connected to a pipe that would lead to a steel plate embedded into the slab. We found this pattern several times in the service garage. The owner of the garage was on site and made and recalled that the original garage used a piston system to elevate vehicles in the service garage. With the technology of GPR we were able to determine the location of the old pistons, and the lines that connected them to the hydraulic lifts. In this instance we were able to confirm that the pistons had been removed and there were no longer any UST or pistons below the surface.

In the picture to the side you can see our markings where there used...

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Core Drilling in a Post-Tensioned Slab

When an electrical contractor needed to do core drilling in a Post-Tensioned slab they called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems. GPRS was able to accurately locate all the Conduits, Rebar, and Post-Tensioning and provide them with area where they could safely drill. Ground Penetrating Radar is a very safe and quick method to locate reinforcement in large areas where cutting or coring is necessary.

Other services we offer are; Underground Storage Tank Locating, Utility location, Rebar Locating, Void location and more. If GPR services are needed in Arkansas call Dave Schaff at (501) 251-4036 or e-mail at dave.schaff@gp-radar.com

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WHY CALL GROUND PENETRATING RADAR BEFORE YOUR NEXT EXCAVATION PROJECT?

The pictures you see below are from a local attraction in Orlando, FL. The demolition contractor was removing a curb when they unknowingly broke a main feed line for the sprinkler system. This would normally not have been something difficult to remedy. However, they did not know where the shut-off valve was for the system. With this problem hundreds of gallons of water were wasted and the ground will have to be repaired prior to work continuing.

This is not an uncommon issue on job sites today. To cut cost contractors are performing site work, demolition and excavation without having a proper utility locate performed. Most argue that it is a private property and therefore the local “one-call” services will not perform the scan. This, however, is where Ground Penetrating Radar Systems really shines. We work in all conditions providing one of the most comprehensive and accurate utility locates available.

We can ensure you that your project will be safe and more cost effective before you start digging or excavating....

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