GPRS, Inc. was contacted by a well-known general contractor based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin to locate underground utilities along a runway of an aviation facility. GPRS, Inc. was tasked with investigating areas along the runway to locate underground utilities prior to installing additional electrical services for new lighting along the runway. The purpose for this project was to increase visibility for pilots during decent as determining elevations was causing difficulties for pilots when landing, especially in the evening hours.
Thanks to GPR technology all of the utilities were able to be located along the runway. GPRS, Inc. located many shallow electrical lines, fiber optic and deep sanitary in the area. GPRS, Inc. was even able to provide depths of the utilities thanks to the GPR technology and the experienced project manager conducting the scans! GPRS, Inc. being able to locate the utilities as well as providing depths of the utilities allowed the general contractor to trench hundreds of feet of new electrical conduits without damaging existing services. This also allowed the general contractor to keep the workers safe, keep the project on schedule, and under budget.
Ground penetrating radar is a great tool to scan areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes and can also be used to locate underground utilities prior to digging or excavating. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems – GPRS to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, voids, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete or underground please contact us today.
Wisconsin GPR Expert: Christopher A. Geary – Regional Manager. Give Chris a call at 414.795.6845 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project today!