GPRS Locates Subsurface at Mckay-Dee Hospital

GPR Used for Subsurface Locate at Mckay-Dee Hospital

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Salt Lake City, UT was contacted by a local General Contractor that was preparing to do a remodel of an x-ray room at Mckay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT. The GC on this project was wanting to core multiple holes and did not want to hit any electrical conduits. The area that was to be scanned was found to be on metal decking. Since GPR has difficulty detecting objects in the lower valleys of the decking, GPRS marked out the upper and lower valleys of the decking along with rebar and conduit when applicable. GPRS strongly advises drilling only through upper sections. Please don’t take the risk of coring holes like this without having them GPR’d first.

Ground Penetrating Radar is best on a busy construction site as well as a place of occupancy. GPR does not require evacuation of the area as does traditional x-ray concrete imaging. GPR emits no radiation and is completely safe to be around. Traditional x-ray is mostly done after hours; GPR can be done during normal business hours. All data findings are marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request; with GPR there is no wait for developing films as with traditional x-ray. Only one side of the slab is needed for scanning, so time and resources are much more ideal for tight schedules of projects. Ground Penetrating Radar is the new way to x-ray!

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. specializes in Ground Penetrating Radar Service as well as Private Utility Locating. With its experience and specialization of concrete imaging and utility locating services as well as a nationwide network of authorized technicians, ; GPRS, Inc. is unrivaled in the industry. GPRS, Inc. can supply your project with the safest and most accurate ground penetrating radar service in the business. Your safety and job efficiency is our main goal at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our concrete imaging capabilities or other Ground Penetrating Radar applications such as locating Utilities and sub-surface anomalies along a proposed pipeline trench, locating Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), clearing boring locations of possible Utilities for soil samples, Void Detection or even structural investigations. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to hire us for your next project no matter how big or small the project may be. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has an office local in Salt Lake City, UT serving all of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana as well as having offices all across the U.S in all major cities and states. Please feel free to contact Ryan Swartz with the Salt Lake City office at 801-419-7031, or email me at

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