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Concrete Scanning at Hardware Store - Joliet, ILGPRS Scans Concrete Slab at Hardware Store Floor - Joliet, IL

A contractor investigating the essential components of an existing hardware store floor in Joliet, IL contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Chicago for concrete scanning. The contractor was installing new columns and storage racks in the store, and they decided to have GPRS scan for possible conduits in the slab. With this valuable information about the existing utilities of the store’s floor, they were able to saw cut the areas with reassurance. Because of GPRS and the multi technology investigations, the client can install the new columns and storage racks with added confidence and safety than without GPR.

GPRS scanning assists contractors by giving them a real time view of the reinforcing and conduit layout helping them to know where they can saw cut and help in reducing the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during drilling, cutting, trenching, anchoring and other sub-surface applications. Additionally, scanning can save valuable time by targeting specific anomalies/reinforcing to be uncovered and provide depth and location as well as information about the surrounding concrete. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the latest GSSI Sir-3000 technology in locating critical reinforcing in the slab. The radar emits radiation less than 1% of that found to be emitted by standard cell phones. This means practically no hazardous radiation to operators or persons above or below the work zone. Our system assists in the confirmation process of locating anomalies. Along with the GSSI Sir-3000 technology, GPRS uses the RD-8000 Locator to locate live power and RF signals underground. We can also detect utilities in/under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line. This is all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive way.

GPRS specializes in multi-technology investigations and employs highly qualified, and hardworking individuals, who have been trained in our state of the art facilities. We have experience in different avenues of construction, reinforcement, conduits, slabs, columns, post-tension, pan deck, and other structurally related elements. We provide the best service from our managers, with quick response times, quality information and data, great pricing, and professionalism.

If your project needs reinforcing or conduit mapping in the Chicago, Naperville, Oak Park, Joliet, Aurora, or surrounding areas with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact: Mark Sims at (224) 661-5218 or at

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