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Locating Underground Utilities for Telecommunications Contractor

Recently, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was requested to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) scan. A New York telecommunications contractor is planning on expanding a cell tower. The telecommunications contractor needed GPRS to locate any utilities that would be in the proposed expansion area. After performing the scan, the proposed expansion area had one unknown utility in the way.

As a supplement to GPR, we also used radio detection to help identify live power, communication and other utilities that may have a power signal on them. Once the utilities in the path were identified they were marked directly on the surface so the customer will know where the utilities are. After all the utilities were located on this project, the customer brought in a trencher to install drain tiles. Because GPRS was onsite to help identify any anomalies that may be present, the customer was able to trench on the site without striking any existing utilities that were present.

We used a GSSI Ground Penetrating Radar Unit with one specific antenna.

GPRS also specializes in concrete scanning for post tension cables, scanning for conduits in a concrete slab prior to core drilling or just helping identify the structural properties that may be present in an existing concrete wall or slab.

If you feel you may have a project that you could use our services on or may be able to benefit from GPR, you can reach out to me directly with my contact information below.

Jordan Dybvig | Area Manager | Minneapolis, MN 612-505-7537 | Jordan.dybvig@gprsinc.com.

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