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GPR Concrete Scan for Reinforcements and Conduit Prior to Saw Cutting - Boston, MA

A general contractor was working on a renovation project at an apartment building Boston, MA. The scope of the project was to saw cut a trench for a 20 lineal ft. area so that several electrical lines could be installed. The saw cutters did not want to hit any existing conduits or shallow utilities within the concrete slab while trenching so, they decided to call Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Massachusetts. They chose Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Massachusetts as they knew that GPRS has been in business since 2001, and our technicians complete over 350 scanss per year. GPRS is the Experts in GPR. After receiving the call from the contractor, GPRS Project Manager, Eric Fish was able to arrive at the job site on the next day and he was able to complete the GPR investigation in a timely manner. This quick turnaround allowed the renovation project to proceed on time, and without any mistakes (such as hitting a conduit line or shallow utility).

In the pictures below, you can see 2 of the areas that were scanned. Using our concrete GPR antenna, we were able to see to a depth of 18”- 22”. This allowed us to locate the shallow utilities even though these lines were just below the concrete slab that was being scanned.

Concrete Scan GPR Boston         Saw Cutting Conduit Locate Scan

GPRS uses real time applications and we are experienced enough to be able to locate all of the conduits and reinforcing within a concrete slab. For this project, GPRS Project Manager, Eric Fish was able to distinguish between reinforcing and conduits so that the client had accurate information on to what was below the project surface. For each conduit and reinforcing that as located, the results of the scan were marked directly onto the concrete surface with locations and depths.

GPRS also uses a Radio Detection device in order to detect all live power and radio frequencies. After the project, the general contractor was very pleased with the scan results. Thanks to GPRS, the contractor was able to proceed with their project with the peace of mind that there would not be any project delays or injuries.

Prior to saw cutting, trenching, or coring in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire, contact Project Manager, Eric Fish, by phone at 401.474.4505 or by e-mail at Eric.Fish@gp-radar.com.

GPRS also has offices throughout the United States and Canada. For a full list of our office locations, please visit our contact page.



GPRS Used to Help Core Drillers Miss Conduits - Boston, MA

A General Contractor had a project in Boston, MA inside of a Visionworks store that was being expanded into the unit next door. The scope of the project was to saw cut a trenches in multiple locations in order to run electric lines. The saw cutters did not want to hit any conduits or any shallow utilities while trenching. The General Contractor decided to contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Massachusetts after learning that they have been in business since 2001 and each technician has the experience of performing over 350 scans per year. GPRS was able to complete the investigation the next day and allowed the project to proceed without hitting a single conduit or shallow utility. GPRS uses real time applications and were experienced enough to be able to locate all of the conduits and reinforcing, and was able to distinguish be-tween reinforcing and conduits to make sure nothing of importance was cut into.

GPRS Used to Help Core Drillers Miss Conduits - Boston, MA    GPRS Used to Help Core Drillers Miss Conduits - Boston, MA

Each conduit that was found and all reinforcing was marked and given a depth. GPRS Technicians also utilize a Radio Detection device in order to be able to detect all live power and radio frequencies. The General Contractor now had the information they needed to proceed with the project without causing any delay in business. The General Contractor was enamored with the quality of work that was performed and the timely, efficient manner in which it was done.

Before saw cutting, trenching, or coring in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire, contact Project Manager of GPRS, Eric Fish, at 401.474.4505 or Eric.Fish@gp-radar.com. You can also visit us on the web at www.gp-radar.com.


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