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Locating Utilities for Excavating Company in Minnesota

Recently, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was requested to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) scan. An excavating company needed GRPS to locate any utilities in a 45’ by 45’ area on their site. After performing the utility locate, GPRS found two utilities in the proposed area (Water and Electric).

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 was able to excavate and auger with confidence. They stated that because GPRS was onsite to help identify any anomalies that may be present, they were able to drill and excavate on the site without striking andy existing utilities that may be present.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool for locating utilities on the site. GPRS uses multiple technologies on every site to ensure the accuracy of our findings. GPRS has the right people paired with the right technologies.

There are many applications where ground penetrating radar may be applicable. 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.

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