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GPRS Uncovers Secrets On Television!

What mysteries might a Rhode Island home that predates the American Revolution reveal to Ground Penetrating Radar? We found out when GPRS’ Eric Fish and Crystal Gardener were featured on the CW’s Mysteries Decoded series. 

Top 3 Industries For 3D Laser Scanning Services

More and more industries are turning to 3D laser scanning to accurately collect as-built data from buildings, facilities and sites. Construction, engineering, and architecture are the top three industries that come to TruePoint for 3D laser scanning services.

GPRS & The University of Toledo Both Benefit From Partnership

You Can’t Afford To Wait To Find It “The Hard Way”: GPRS & The University of Toledo Both Benefit From Partnership

Scanning for Utilities/USTs before Drilling & Excavation keeps you safe

At GPRS, we take the guesswork out of utility locating by mapping utilities in vertical and horizontal positions. We’re experts in mapping utilities and underground storage tank systems (USTs) prior to environmental drilling, directional drilling, soil borings, and the installation of monitoring wells.

Improving and Investing in America's Inland Waterway Infrastructure and Port Infrastructure

Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) grades various categories of America’s infrastructure in their landmark report, Infrastructure Report Card. Here, infrastructure refers to the basic systems and services that allow a country or organization to function properly.

1919 Began “A Century of Safety”: 103 Years Later, GPRS Reaches A New Safety Milestone

103 Years Ago, a man by the name of Edward W. Bullard invented the Hard Hat, an incredible innovation that has protected workers in every industry since 1919!

GPRS Acquires TruePoint to Map Above and Below with 3D Laser Scanning

On June 1st, GPRS acquired TruePoint Laser Scanning, a professional 3D laser scanning company focused on aboveground 3D point clouds, 2D CAD models, 3D BIM models, and more, with 2-4 mm accurate measurements at a high resolution.

National Utility Locating Services

Utility strikes cost contractors, municipalities, superintendents, engineers, and others time and money, and can even cause injury and death.At GPRS, we seek to prevent these costly utility strikes by setting the industry standard for private utility locating services.

Five Advantages of SiteMap, an Infrastructure Utility Mapping Solution

SiteMap, powered by GPRS, allows facility managers to view underground utility networks and hidden construction, reduce engineering risks, and build a 3D map to aid surface and subsurface construction projects.

Improving and Investing in America's Energy Infrastructure

Increasing the reliability and sustainability of America’s electric grid via clean and renewable energy infrastructure—with 100% subsurface damage prevention.

Improving and Investing in America's Road, Bridge, and Mass Transportation Infrastructure

Roads, bridges, and mass transit systems are among the most vital components of America’s infrastructure. At their best, they help facilitate economic growth and prosperity. At their worst, they are a hazard to public safety.

Improving and Investing in America’s School Infrastructure

According to the 2021 Report Card For America’s Infrastructure (created by the American Society of Civil Engineers), the U.S. school sector of infrastructure is currently pulling a D+.

How To Reduce Your Inspection Costs By Reducing Your Use Of Potholing

Potholing is one of the tried and true ways to protect yourself before you dig. It’s already built into a lot of construction processes as a standard practice. For most, they consider this the best and only way to be sure about identifying what lies beneath the surface of a construction site.

VPI: Cross Boring And Directional Drilling

Directional drilling is used to install conduits under obstacles such as roads, buildings, and wetlands. A typical application for directional drilling is the installation of conduits including water, sewer, fiber, electric, and gas, into busy intersections without the disruption of traffic.

6 Benefits Of Video Pipe Inspection

Video Pipe Inspection (VPI) is a service used to inspect underground water, sewer, and lateral pipelines. VPI is a great tool for investigating cross-bores, structural faults and damages, and lateral line inspection.

Manhole Inspection And Rehabilitation

Manholes are vertical underground confined spaces used by utility personnel as a point of access to a sewer or underground system. Sewer systems are built underground with pipes that carry waste, including storm runoff, from homes and other buildings to a place of treatment or disposal.

Acoustic Leak Detection: How Does It Work?

When water leaks through a cracked or damaged pipe, it makes a specific sound. Well- trained water loss prevention specialists are able to determine not only the existence of a leak, but its exact location, which lets you target repairs and minimize the damage, time, and expense of additional pipe excavation.

8 Signs That You Have Water Pipe Damage

In our last blog post, we talked about acoustic leak detection and how by using an acoustic listening device you can pinpoint the exact location of a water pipe leak that is affecting your water pipeline system, resulting in massive amounts of water loss each month.

CCTV Drain Surveys Identify Sewer Drain Problems & Blockages | GPRS

CCTV Drain Surveys are in-depth inspections of drain systems to identify issues that are starting to impact the ability of the drain system to function as it was designed to do.

The Difference Between Sue & Private Utility Locating

Subsurface Utility Engineering and Private Utility Locating: What Are They and How Are They Different? It’s common to find underground utilities while performing tasks that involve digging, excavation, or construction projects.

Wind Farms From A Utility Perspective

When you think of wind farms, you often think of the large structures stretching into the sky, but what about what lies below? An extraordinary amount of planning and thought goes into the design and construction of each wind farm.

Top 5 Reasons To Get A Routine Water Loss Inspection

If you manage a municipality or an extensive water system, you know that losing water is an inevitability. Parts of our current water infrastructure in the United States can be upwards of 100 years old.

How Ground Penetrating Radar Works

Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) is a geophysical method of identifying what lies beneath the ground, typically using radio waves in the microwave band. GPRS Scanner uses this technology for private commercial applications such as utility locating, concrete imaging, and other services.

GPRS Glossary

It’s common for technical industries to develop their own jargon over time. Jargon is complex industry-specific language used in a particular trade, profession, group, or field of study. Sometimes jargon can be seen as convoluted or excluding, but it’s often necessary to communicate specific technical information.

Training Manuals

Utility Locating: Electromagnetic Locating
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Ground Penetrating Radar: Rebar Slabs
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Ground Penetrating Radar: Dielectrics
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Concrete Scanning – Slab-On-Grade
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Ribbed Slab Construction: Slab Type – Ribbed and Waffle
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Understanding Decking from a Concrete Scanning Perspective
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Understanding Decking from a Concrete Scanning Perspective - Hollow Core
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