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Featured Concrete Scanning Story

GPRS Locates Conduit for Environmental Firm

An environmental consulting firm in the Rochester, NY area is currently preparing to begin a project within a manufacturing facility, and is worried about striking conduits in the floor during their testing. In order to acquire their needed samples, they need to drill through the floor of the facility in several different areas.

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Featured Utility Locating Story

Ground Penetrating Radar on Ellis Island

On historical Ellis Island, a major general contractor in the Manhattan area contacted GPRS to conduct ground penetrating radar scans of portions of the island to locate any possible utilities within the area they are restoring. Our client was concerned about encountering shallow utilities while they are performing upgrades.

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Concrete Scanning in New York, New York

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In January of 2019, JRM Construction contacted Ground Penetrating Radar System’s (GPRS) Business Development Manager of New York City, Rhett Teller for concrete scanning in New York, NY. A future Peloton gym is under construction in Chelsea which is situated directly across from a sprawling building development known as Hudson Yards. The client provided a scope of work which consisted of scanning 130 core...

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Underground Utility Locating At Painted Post

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC was contacted to locate all underground utilities at a site in Painted Post, New York. The client was planning to pour a foundation for a set of steel stairs. The client needed to know where all utilities were, the path of each line, as well as the depth of any utility located in the proposed area. We started our investigation using our Radio Detection wand to identity any live power signatures. We...

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GPRS Performs Utility Locating Before Boring

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC was contacted to perform a utility locate in Sewaren, New York. Our client needed several dozen boring and well locations cleared. After determining specific locations, we began our investigation of any subsurface anomalies. We start by using our Radio Detection wand to identify any live power signatures. We then perform long scans of the area, using a grid pattern, to determine signal penetration...

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GPRS Locates Rebar Reinforcement For Construction Company

GPRS LLC was contracted by a large construction company to locate rebar reinforcement within a concrete slab. The company had initially planned to break out portions of the slab in order to pour new footers for future columns. The extreme width of the rebar reinforcement, as well as the depth of the slab made it cost prohibitive for their initial plan to stay within original cost estimates. The revised planned called for anchor bolts to be...

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GPRS Locates Utilities For An Environmental Firm

GPRS LLC was contracted by an Environmental Firm to locate utilities areas within a property in Brooklyn, New York. Utilities within the property were identified and marked-out so that soil borings could be completed safely. Areas identified as locations for soil borings were then scanned with Ground Penetrating Radar for any potential subsurface anomalies that could interfere with drilling. Once the soil boring locations were found to be...

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Concrete Scan Of Rebar And Conduits for Core Drilling

A general contractor needed to core drill a 12" slab. The contractor wanted to avoid hitting any rebar or conduits within the concrete. This job took place in Manhattan, New York. The General Contractor called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS), who he has worked with multiple times before hand to help with their project. Grant McGuigan, who works out of the North East office and covers the Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey region,...

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Underground Imaging Services For Hodorowski Homes

Hodorowski Homes, out of Schenectady, New York was called in to repair cracks found in the cement foundation at an apartment complex in Albany, New York. Hodorowski had a couple options in determining why the cracks were occurring; they could either go into the homes and conduct boring tests, which would have ruined the residents’ floors, or determine if there may be a void present with ground penetrating radar. They decided that using the...

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Conduit Located Inside Concrete Slab For Local Manufacturer

A local manufacturer in the Binghamton, New York area is currently remodeling, and is about to begin a project where they will be turning an old gymnasium into an office space. For the renovation they needed to tear up the old flooring to put in new, as well as run new electrical conduits through the remodeled areas. In order to do all of this they had to first find out where there were already utility lines running throughout the area so...

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Concrete Scanning And Rebar Locating for Brooklyn Pier Houses

As part of a larger project to further develop Brooklyn Bridge Park, the new Brooklyn Pierhouse is being built near one of the entrances to the park. The two structures will house both condominiums and hotel suites overlooking Manhattan. As part of the construction process, 88 holes needed to be core drilled into the existing slab, while taking care to maintain the integrity of this brand new waterfront structure.

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Private Utility Locating Project For Construction Company

A local utility construction company is currently working on a utility repair project within a commercial facility in Syracuse, New York. Prior to beginning the required excavation needed to repair a collapsed storm drain, the facility maintenance department wanted to pinpoint the exact path the drain lines running into the drain ran so they could avoid damaging them as well. They also wanted to make sure there were no other local utility...

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Locates Utilities for Construction Contractor

A local utility construction company is currently working on a utility repair project within a commercial facility near Syracuse, New York. Prior to beginning the required excavation needed to repair the sanitary line, the facility maintenance department wanted to pinpoint the exact path the current system ran to reduce the amount of excavation as much as possible. They also wanted to make sure there were no other local utility lines running...

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Underground Imaging For Renovation Project

A contractor is currently working on a renovation project at a facility in Schenectady, New York. Part of their project will consist excavating a small asphalt area to insert new utility lines. In order to safely remove the asphalt surface, they had to first find the underground utility lines beneath the surface so they would not be struck during the removal. The contractor had never worked with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. before,...

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Concrete Slab Scanning For Architectural Firm

CSArch, an architectural firm based out of Albany, New York was called in to repair cracks found in the concrete foundation of an elementary school in Ballston Spa, New York. CSArch had previously located a void, or pocket of air within the foundation, and repaired it by cutting away the slab and inserting more concrete to support the newly inserted cement slab. After completing that project they noticed more of the same types of cracks that...

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Underground Utilities Located In New York For Development Company

The development company of Conifer-LeChase in Rochester, New York recently began plans to develop the back lot area of the old Corpus Christi School. Before they could finalize their plans however, they needed to discover if there would be anything in the ground that would be hazardous when hit. To find out if any underground storage tanks, or utilities were in the area they called on GPRS to use ground penetrating radar to find and mark out...

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Utility Location For Health Care Facility In New York

A local health care facility is currently working on utility installation project within their service area in Albany, New York. Prior to starting the required excavation for the placement of the new utility lines the contractor completing the work needed to know the location of the utilities present near the scope of work to eliminate the chance of striking any of the lines while the excavation was taking place. Ground Penetrating Radar...

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Private Septic Drain Line Locating In Concrete Floor

S&S Contractors recently needed to locate septic drain lines under a concrete floor in order to know where they could access the lines. Before drilling into the concrete they wanted to make certain they knew exactly where to find the lines to cause as little damage to the floor as possible. S&S had heard of Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC, and new they could locate underground utilities. When they called the technician that...

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Locating Conduit in Concrete Dam

A contractor located in Gansevoort, New York was preparing to start on a project at a local dam. The project included completing maintenance on a building's roof insulation. To do so, the contractor had to remove the top layer of concrete and then insert a new water absorbent membrane. There was one issue though; the concrete had several conduits running through and underneath it. The contractor knew that hitting any of the pipes would be a...

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Locating Conduit in Concrete For Mall Renovation Project

Horizon Retail Construction is currently working on a large renovation project at a mall in Buffalo, New York and as part of this needed to remove part of the concrete flooring to install new equipment. Since Horizon always uses Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. prior to drilling or cutting into concrete to ensure they will not damage the reinforcing steel or any conduit under the surface they gave GPRS, LLC. a call.

Jim Bell of...

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GPRS Locates Conduits in Concrete Slab at Rockefeller Plaza

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of New York were called to locate conduits at the Rockefeller Plaza before saw cutting the concrete. The client was cutting the concrete to put in an additional stairwell for a future restaurant. Bryan Vickers of GPRS was able to locate the conduits within the concrete slab within the requested areas. The contractor was very pleased because we were able to perform the “x-ray” within adequate time and save him...

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GPR Scan for Private Underground Utilities

The owners of a private residence wanted to get started with construction on a remodeling project at their home. However, they ran into a problem when they were told that their main electric feed ran to the back of their house, which is where the addition would be built. They had been told it may run under the garage, or around the perimeter of their house. In order to locate the exact location they decided to give GPRS, LLC. a call. Ground...

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GPRS Scans Slab of Concrete to Locate Conduits

A local energy company in the Plattsburgh, New York area is currently rerouting electrical conduits throughout its facility, and is about to begin a project where they will be forced to core through and wall, and chase the pipes down a wall. For the new route they needed to cut through both the wall and floor/ceiling, while avoiding any steel reinforcement and other conduits present within the areas.

The contractor working on the...

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Private Utility Locating Data Lines For New York College Campus

A national utility construction contractor is currently working on adding additional data lines on the campus of Binghamton University. The project involves running the lines through the ground from one building to the other in order to complete the circuit. To complete this, the company needed to excavate, at least to a minimal depth, throughout a significant length of the ground, which had other utilities already in the area. For this...

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Underground Imaging Technology Used For New York Manufacturing Facility

A construction contractor is currently working on building an extension on to a manufacturing facility in the Schenectady area. The project will involve excavating around the current building on site in order to lay the foundation for the new addition. Prior to beginning any excavation on the site they were required to hire a company to complete the utility locating to eliminate the possibility of striking any lines in the area.

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Locating Steel Reinforcement In Concrete Before Drilling

Mortenson Construction is currently working on a large capital improvement project in downtown Buffalo, New York. As part of the project they needed to drill through the concrete panels on the outside of the building. Since Mortenson always uses ground penetrating radar prior to drilling or cutting into concrete to ensure they will not damage the reinforcing steel or any conduit under the surface they gave GPRS, LLC. a call.

Jim Bell of...

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Locates Utility Before Digging

A local utility company is currently working on utility installation project within their facility in Watertown, New York. Prior to starting the required excavation for the placement of the new utility lines the facility maintenance department wanted to locate all subsurface utilities within the scope of work to eliminate the chance of striking any of the lines while the digging was taking place. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. was...

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Ground Penetrating Radar on Ellis Island

On historical Ellis Island, a major general contractor in the Manhattan area contacted GPRS to conduct ground penetrating radar scans of portions of the island to locate any possible utilities within the area they are restoring. Our client was concerned about encountering shallow utilities while they are performing upgrades. GPRS was able to perform the scans in a timely manner, detect multiple utilities within the work area and mark the...

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GPR Scan For Commercial Property in New York

At a commercial property located in Bayport, New York a contractor contacted GPRS to conduct ground penetrating radar scans of a property to locate any possible utilities centered on a recent fuel oil release from an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST). The property owner, were concerned about utility in the area of the environmental cleanup. GPRS was able to perform the scans in a timely manner and detect multiple utilities which were marked on...

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GPRS of Upstate New York Scans for Utility Lines at Airport

A local utility construction contractor was working on a project that required the addition of several new electrical lines at a local airport. The project involved installing several new lines through the ground from one building to the other so that an electrical circuit could be completed. To complete this project, the contractor needed to excavate (at least to a minimal depth) throughout a significant area of the project area and they...

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Concrete Scan at Manufacturing Plant

A large contractor out of the Albany area is currently working on a project in which they must run new piping through several floors of a manufacturing plant. To do this, they had to first determine the location of the reinforcing steel located in the deck so they could avoid cutting through it. The only way to complete this task without cutting out the concrete was to hire someone who could see into the concrete! They were referred to Ground...

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Utility Locating at Electrical Substations

A large national general contractor that was working to update several electrical substations needed to excavate (at least to a minimal depth) throughout a significant length of their project area so that several new electrical lines could be installed. Due to the fact that Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. had completed several other projects for this contractor in the past, the contractor knew that GPRS would be able to provide them...

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GPRS Locates Conduit for Environmental Firm

An environmental consulting firm in the Rochester, New York area is currently preparing to begin a project within a manufacturing facility, and is worried about striking conduits in the floor during their testing. In order to acquire their needed samples, they need to drill through the floor of the facility in several different areas. Before they can begin that though, they must first find out where there are already conduits running...

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Underground Utility Locating For Solar Panel Installation in New York

ST Installation is currently working on a solar panel installation project at the Oak Orchard Water Treatment Facility near Syracuse, New York. Prior to installing the solar panel arrays, STI had to first make sure they would not strike any underground utilities during the process. They had previously worked with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC, and knew they could penetrate beneath the surface to find the lines. When they called the...

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WHY CALL GROUND PENETRATING RADAR BEFORE YOUR NEXT EXCAVATION PROJECT?

The pictures you see below are from a local attraction in Orlando, FL. The demolition contractor was removing a curb when they unknowingly broke a main feed line for the sprinkler system. This would normally not have been something difficult to remedy. However, they did not know where the shut-off valve was for the system. With this problem hundreds of gallons of water were wasted and the ground will have to be repaired prior to work...

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