GPRS locates storm lines at military museum outside of Columbus, OH

GPRS locates storm lines at military museum outside of Columbus, OH.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently contracted to try and locate the existing storm sewer lines running throughout the site. The museum was looking to add on to the structures and wanted to be sure the storm lines were not in the intended area.

GPRS was tasked with locating existing storm sewer lines on this property. We provided the location of the utility in question and gave depth where applicable. The technologies used on this project included the standard locating equipment (400 MHz antenna and EM locator).

The site photo above shows GPR being used to locate and mark concrete storm lines. An attempt was made to locate these existing lines using the Duct Hunter and RD but was unsuccessful due to turns in the lines. The general contractor in charge of this project was interested in the path of this storm line for future building locations. We were able to locate the line throughout the site providing accurate depths of all findings.

Existing Storm Lines Located with GPR

In the site photo above the location of the lines are shown marked out on the surface using paint and flags where applicable. These storm lines were found from catch basin to catch basin and located through the site and out to the road. Once the lines were located and marked GPRS was able to GPS all the findings and provide a Google Earth overlay. Other utilities in the area were identified and located.

Google Earth Overlay of Findings

The above image shows the Google Earth overlay GPRS can provide upon completion of projects. Points are collected using a GPS device in real time and later converted into the above image. This can be used for future planning and is an accurate way to show utilities throughout a site. The green lines represent the concrete storm sewer GPRS located. GPRS does not provide land surveying services.

GPRS was able to mobilize to the job in a timely fashion and provide the client with the needed information to move forward with any future planning. The GC was pleased with the deliverables and conveyed the need for our services during the future stages of this project.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. is very familiar with working closely with countless major commercial projects and contractors. Ground penetrating radar mapping is a great tool to scan areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes. Ground penetrating radar can also be used to locate underground utilities such as water, gas, electrical, communication, sewer, and other objects prior to digging or excavating. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems – GPRS to learn how we can assist with your next project.

GPRS has done many projects such as this in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, Akron, and throughout the entire state of Ohio and performs GPR surveys throughout the United States. For more information on how Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. can help you on your next project, please contact Jared Malone at 419-261-4250 or by email at

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