Locating underground utilities at Bloomberg Facilities

An electrical contracting firm based out of New Jersey recently contacted the Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS), New York City office. The focal point of their project was to detect underground utilities for approximately 40,000 sq. ft. for a site lighting installation project at the Bloomberg facilities in Skillman, NJ.

Upon arrival, GPRS Project Manager Jon Algeo performed a site walk with the on site personnel. After the site walk concluded, Jon knew it was going to be a complicated utility locate based on numerous manholes, current site lighting, and utility risers that he noticed, while conducting the site walk.

The first mode of action that GPRS took, was to utilize the electromagnetic detector (EM detector.) GPRS was able to identify the main conduit bank, a storm drainage line, and a water line that existed within the area. The next step GPRS took was to scan, using a 400MHz ground penetrating radar antenna. The 400MHz antenna is designed to locate underground utilities and other subsurface anomalies. Using this technology, GPRS was able to clearly identify the approximate depths of the existing utility lines and conduit bank that were previously detected using the EM locator. All of the findings were marked according to the painted color code which has been established by 811. Lastly, all of the utility line’s locations were collected using our GEODE (GPS) device. Collecting these locations, allows GPRS to create deliverables such as non-survey grade, Google Earth overlays or CAD drawings. Not only is this important to your current project, these drawings can be kept as records for future use.

All GPRS Project Managers are highly skilled and trained in the field of concrete scanning and utility locating. However, it does not stop there, as we have helped numerous clients identify underground storage tanks (USTs), footings, and voids on site.

As a nationwide company, we cover all 50 states. Our 24 hours rapid response program guarantees that your project will get covered within a 24-hour window of your call, text, or email.

If you need a concrete slab scanned, utility locate, UST identification, or void locate, please contact our office at 631-241-2261 or or visit our contact page.

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