Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Michigan: Experts in GPR
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. is the nation’s largest company specializing in the detection of underground utilities and the scanning of concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians in every major U.S. market and in Canada.
When clients hire GPRS, they have the peace of mind of knowing that they have the most reliable scanning technology on their job site and that they will receive the assistance of a technician who can provide them with the most accurate data.
GPRS clients recognize that we are the premier service provider of GPR, providing leading service in the industry as well as cutting edge technology.
For over a decade, GPRS has been the industry leader by keeping projects on time, reducing safety risks, and putting our relationships with our clients before profit.
Determining the Cost of a Concrete Scanning Project
Determining the Cost of a Private Utility Locating Project
Concrete Scanning: With ground penetrating radar technology, GPRS can locate rebar, post tension cables, and conduits that are embedded in or beneath the concrete. GPRS’s professional technicians have been trained to provide safe and accurate data that will ensure that our clients can detect any obstruction embedded in or beneath the concrete surface.
Underground Utility Detection: GPRS can accurately detect utilities under the surface. GPRS provides ground penetrating radar technology and professional technicians to inspect our clients’ job sites to determine the location of utility lines, gas lines, sewer pipes, underground storage tanks, and other potential hazards. Locating these obstructions before excavation helps to avoid injuries, damages, or delays on your project.
Remember, our mission is to provide solutions to the critical problems our customers face regarding the location of hidden objects in concrete and underground. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems is, "The New Way to X-ray." Contact us today to meet all your detection needs!
Arch Environmental Group Reports Back to
GPRS on Findings in Michigan
Below is a follow up report of findings from a recent utility and UST locate using a 400MHz ground penetrating radar by John Kessinger of GPRS all details and photos were provided by Peter Dahlgren, PE of Arch Environmental Group, Inc. Farmington Hills, MI.
“This project involved a foreclosed private residence on a 2.5 acre rural site which was suspected of being a small gas station from the late 1920’s to early 1940’s. The project site was located in Montgomery, Michigan, which is in the south central portion of the Lower Peninsula near the Indiana line. Arch Environmental Group, Inc. was retained by Fannie Mae through the local REO repair coordinator to conduct an environmental assessment and complete other services at this location. We utilized GPRS to search for any potential abandoned UST’s and piping, and to locate septic tank, drains, and other nearby underground utilities. GPRS located the precise areas of various suspect items, which we excavated as part of our follow-on work in completing the environmental assessment. As noted below, by having the septic tank and connecting drains precisely located by GPRS, we were able to save valuable project time in getting the tank pumped out and assessing the downstream seepage pit. “
Here are some of the highlights from this home foreclosure underground investigation, along with photographs:
1. GPRS flagged “potential buried suitcase”.
We hand excavated and found duffel bag with pet remains.
2. GPRS flagged “potential small tank/curved metal surface”. We used mini-excavator and found a nice flanged steel tank which was recycled. Luckily this contained no contamination.
3. GPRS flagged “potential debris, possibly rusted drum”. We used mini-excavator and found debris, including rusted barrel, old petroleum hoses from old gas station, and various other pieces of ancient household trash (very old bottles, metal parts, minor residues, shoe soles, animal bones, etc.). We excavated and disposed of all items.
4. GPRS flagged “septic tank and connecting pipes”. We hand dug and quickly found septic tank, saving time during the pump out process.
Along with all these items that were located a spot check of the other flagged items (drains, cable lines, etc.) also proved accurate.
Details and photographs were provided by Peter Dahlgren, PE, CHMM Arch Environmental Group, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI visit them on the web at http://www.archenvgroup.com/
Ground Penetrating Radar technology is ground radar that acts as a type of ground sonar and provides critical information regarding anything that could be located below the surface. It is sometimes called ground sonar, concrete scanning, surface penetrating radar or ground radar. This technology is used throughout Michigan as-well-as around the country for a variety of underground scanning purposes including but not limited to:
Locating underground utilities
Conducting concrete x-rays
Ground Penetrating Radar works in a fast and reliable manner. It is also very safe, as it uses no radiation. We use this technology throughout the state of Michigan. Cities such as Sandy Springs, Northeast Cobb and Macon, Michigan.
*All of our ground penetrating radar equipment is registered and meets all FCC, Michigan regulations
We are able to provide two and three-dimensional images of each area we scan.
At Ground Penetrating Radar our mission is to provide solutions to the critical problems our customers in Michigan face regarding the location of hidden objects in concrete and underground
GPRS locates private underground utilities
and x-rays concrete with the latest GPRS technology.