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Featured Concrete Scanning Story

GPR Used To Locate Reinforcement On Top Of Balconies

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate reinforcement within a concrete slab. The customer was looking to drill anchors a certain depth into the concrete slab and did not wish to strike any reinforcement in the process. Being that the work was performed several stories high and on top of multiple balconies, GPRS made sure that safety was the top priority.

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Featured Utility Locating Story

GPR Used To Locate Underground Anomalies

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate anomalies prior to excavating at a construction site in Denver, CO. The customer was looking to excavate and was looking to avoid striking any unknown anomalies. GPRS, LLC. arrived on site without delay utilizing GPR for a more thorough sweep of the entire area, limiting any surprises of costly repairs and/or safety concerns.

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GPRS Locates Post-Tension Cables and Reinforcing Steel in Concrete Slab

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC of Colorado was contracted to locate post-tension cables, conduits, and reinforcing steel at a new luxury mixed-use building in the downtown Denver area. Utilizing ground penetrating radar, GPRS scanned multiple concrete balconies in the new 14-story high rise that overlooks Coors Field in anticipation of the client installing a rail system. The client had plans to introduce over 100 rail systems at this...

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Utility Lines Located at Petroleum Holding Facility

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a petroleum holding facility to locate known and unknown utilities so that new conduit lines could be installed. The customer was looking to trench down to three feet without striking any known and unknown lines. GPRS, LLC. arrived on site without delay using standard locating techniques as well as utilizing GPR for a more thorough sweep of the entire area, limiting any...

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Private Utility Locating Prior to Sign Install

A contractor based out of Denver recently contacted Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Colorado to conduct a private utility locate. The contractor was planning to install roughly 40 signs, and prior to placing the caissons into the ground, the wanted to the job site scanned for utility lines. There was a lot of underground utilities running throughout the property that the general contractor did not know exactly where they were located and...

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GPR Used to Locate Underground Utilities in Parker, CO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate known and unknown utilities prior to boring for soil samples at an active gas station in Parker, CO. The customer was looking to drill and avoid striking any known and unknown lines while drilling. GPRS arrived on site without delay using standard locating techniques as well as utilizing GPR for a more thorough sweep of the entire area, limiting any surprises...

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GPR Used To Locate Post-Tension Cables

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a construction company located in Denver, Colorado to locate post-tension cables. The company needed GPRS to scan and locate reinforcement so that they could safely cut the concrete for electrical and plumbing trenches. GPRS went out to the job site and scanned & located the tension cables with ground penetrating radar.

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Post Tension Cables Located

GPRS, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by Eagle County Contractors to locate post tension cables and other anomalies in a cast in place concrete slab in Vail, CO. The customer was looking to penetrate the slab with core drilling to install plumbing for a bathroom in a tenant finish project. The customer did not wish to strike post tension cables in the slab, causing costly and unwanted repairs as well as safety hazards. Ground Penetrating Radar...

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Ground Radar Utility Search in Fort Collins

A local environmental company in Fort Collins was needing to drill a hole through the asphalt at a golf course to monitor the soil conditions below. Before they could perform the work, they needed to have the area scanned with GPR to make sure the area was clear of any obstructions, so there were no surprises when they drill blindly into the earth. The subject area that was scanned was roughly 10’ x 25’ in size and sat right next to a light...

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GRPS Locates Reinforcement at Palace Lofts

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems were contacted by BC&E of Littleton, Colorado to assist in a project at the Palace Lofts in Denver, Colorado. The customer was fixing a structural problem with the building and needed to verify locations of reinforcement so that they could expose them to confirm the size of bar that was installed. GPRS was able to quickly mobilize and assist in this project using a 1600MHz antenna to locate the...

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GPR Used to Locate Underground Utilities Under Light Pole

GPRS, LLC of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate known and unknown utilities prior to doing work around a light pole in Denver, CO. The customer was looking to excavate and avoid striking any known and unknown lines while digging. GPRS, LLC arrived on site without delay using standard locating techniques as well as utilizing GPR for a more thorough sweep of the entire area, limiting any surprises of costly repairs and/or safety...

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GPR Used to Locate Underground Anomalies

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate anomalies prior to excavating at a construction site in Denver, CO. The customer was looking to excavate and was looking to avoid striking any unknown anomalies. GPRS, LLC. arrived on site without delay utilizing GPR for a more thorough sweep of the entire area, limiting any surprises of costly repairs and/or safety concerns.

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GPR Used to Locate Post Tension Cables and Reinforcement

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate reinforcement within a concrete slab. The customer was looking to relocate rebar dowels that would be drilled 3” into the concrete and did not wish to strike any reinforcement in the process. With potential post tension cables and rebar being present in this slab, GPRS made sure to be as accurate and precise as possible. In order to give our customer the...

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GPR Used To Locate Gas and Power Utility

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate gas and power lines in order to repair a sewer line break. The customer was looking to saw cut to a certain depth into the asphalt and did not wish to strike any utilities in the process. Seeing as though there were multiple conduits visible with gas meters and power boxes in the back of the homes, GPRS made sure that we accurately marked all possible...

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GPR Concrete Scan for Reinforcement in Copper Mountain

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was recently contacted by a local contractor to locate reinforcement and other anomalies in a concrete slab at a condo in Copper Mountain, CO. The customer was trying to drill several holes in a concrete slab to install new plumbing lines for renovations to the bathroom. The customer was looking to avoid striking any reinforcement or conduit in the slab, jeopardizing the structural integrity...

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GPR Used To Locate Rebar In Boulder

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by Golden Triangle Construction of Fort Collins to locate rebar in concrete slab. Golden Triangle Construction needed GPRS to scan and locate reinforcement to build a wall off of existing concrete footer. The inspection was needed to know how much reinforcement was in the footer before cutting into it. GPRS went out to scan and locate rebar in a fast and reliable...

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Conduit and Post Tension Cables Located Prior To Core Drilling and Installation of Plumbing Lines

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate conduit and reinforcement in a concrete slab at an operating hospital in Denver, CO. The customer was looking to penetrate a concrete slab with a core drill to install new plumbing for renovations in the building. The customer was looking to avoid striking any conduit and post tension cables in the slab causing costly repairs or even injury if a live...

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Concrete Scanning Used To Rebar Dowel Basket

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by Villalobos concrete in Denver, CO. The concrete scanning investigation was requested to locate rebar dowel baskets. CDOT has added a MIT Scan to be done on every project when dowel bars are placed. This job was located just north of Greeley. The end goal is to verify any shifting or movement of dowel basket while concrete was poured. GPRS was able to mobilize and scan the requested area in a...

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Concrete Imaging (GPR) Locates Rebar, PT, and Conduits in Denver

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Colorado recently completed a project for Fransen Pittman Construction in Downtown Denver. The old Video One building was being remodeled in order to become a community center. A new feature of The Center was the installation of a new elevator. The elevator was to be placed in the middle of a post-tensioned slab. In order for the elevator shaft to be cut out, all the PT cables had to be located so they...

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Void Detection Survey

GPRS, LLC. was contacted about performing a GPR survey for the purpose of locating voids beneath the concrete on State Highway 34 near Greeley, Colorado. Recently a natural gas pipeline was installed underneath the road and there was concern by the Colorado Department of Transportation that there was settling under the concrete. When the boring took place to insert the pipe under the road extra soil could have been mistakenly removed causing...

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GPRS Locates Reinforcement Prior To Core Drilling Using Digital Concrete Imaging

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate reinforcement within a concrete slab. The customer was looking to core drill holes through the concrete slab and did not wish to strike any reinforcement in the process. For a project like this, GPRS is able to determine several key factors of the concrete slab such as: reinforcement spacing, reinforcement depth, slab depth, and approximate...

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GPR Used To Locate Post Tension Cables and Conduit for Equipment Installation

GPRS, LLC of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate reinforcement within a concrete slab. The client was looking to drill through the concrete slab for new equipment installation. The customer was looking to drill holes through the concrete slab and did not wish to strike any reinforcement in the process. For a project like this, GPRS is able to scan the concrete using Ground Penetrating Radar to mark all reinforcement in the area...

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Concrete Slab Scanned for Post Tension Cables in Boulder

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by plumbing company to mark out the post tension cables in the slab. The customer was looking to core the elevated slab and wanted to avoid striking any of the cables or conduit that were in the concrete. GPRS, LLC. arrived on site without delay using a 1600 MHz antenna to scan the slab and mark out the existing reinforcement and conduit. After the work was completed by GPRS the...

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GPR Used to Locate Radiant Heating

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a homeowner to locate radiant heat tubing within a concrete slab. The client was looking to drill into the concrete slab and did not strike the in floor heating within. For a project like this, GPRS is able to determine the location of the tubing within the concrete using both ground penetrating radar (GPR) and a thermal camera. This method insures the most accurate way to be...

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Concrete Imaging Project

A local General Contractor in Denver, Colorado reached out to GPRS to mobilize to their site and map out the location of reinforcement within concrete slabs. As the largest ground penetrating radar service provider in the Denver Metro Area, they were able to mobilize to the site within one day. GPRS’ local office is located in Littleton, CO and allows for quick mobilization to anywhere GPR is needed in the State of Colorado.

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GPR Used To Locate Reinforcement On Top Of Balconies

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Colorado was contacted by a contractor to locate reinforcement within a concrete slab. The customer was looking to drill anchors a certain depth into the concrete slab and did not wish to strike any reinforcement in the process. Being that the work was performed several stories high and on top of multiple balconies, GPRS made sure that safety was the top priority. Harnesses were worn as all times and...

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GPRS Concrete X-rays & PT Locating - JASII Construction

JASII Construction Solutions of Denver needed to saw cut a concrete slab and wanted to make sure that no conduits or PT-Cables were damaged in the process. GPRS, LLC. of Colorado was called to the site to concrete scan the area and locate any obstructions below the surface. A GPRS technician quickly mobilized to the Yellow Cab Office Building and the non-destructive concrete test was completed.

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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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