GROUND PENETRATING RADAR SYSTEMS IN WISCONSIN
GROUND PENETRATING RADAR SYSTEMS OF Madison
- GPRS: EXPERTS IN GPR
- Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC, is the Madison’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 project managers in every major U.S. market. 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 they'll receive the assistance of a project manager who can provide them with the most accurate data. For over a decade, GPRS has been the industry leader by providing outstanding service and cutting edge technology, keeping projects on time, reducing safety risks, and putting our relationships with our clients before profit.
To ensure the overall timely success of your project, utility detection is critical to any construction project where subsurface excavation is planned. If this critical first step is ignored, the risk for injury increases, budget overruns can multiply, and your schedule can be delayed.
VIDEO PIPE INSPECTION (CCTV)
Video Pipe Inspection (CCTV) is a service used to inspect underground water sewer and lateral pipelines. VPI is a great tool for investigating cross-bores, structural faults and damages, and lateral line inspection.
Whether it's a renovation project or new build construction, the likelihood of needing to cut or core concrete is high. There is an inherent risk of striking rebar, conduits, and post tension cables during the cutting or coring process. If a striking occurs, repair costs begin to add up, delays creep into your schedule and it creates a safety hazard for your employees.
3D LASER SCANNING
As-built drawings are often out-of-date and inaccurate, leading to unexpected issues and critical delays. 3D laser scanning provides your team with precise point cloud data and 3D BIM models for reliable project planning, reducing the risk of change orders and project delays. Our 3D laser scanning services provide the link between unknown existing conditions and a true digital twin.
A water leak detection company that you can rely on, the GPRS team is here to help. We specialize in industrial, municipal and residential leak detection services. We’re experts in underground water leak detection, and our water loss specialists can quickly determine the root cause of the issue and recommend the appropriate fix. In many instances, including emergencies, we will utilize non-destructive testing (NDT) detection methods, including leak noise correlators, to avoid excavation, saving you money and time.
MAPPING & MODELING
The goal of the GPRS Deliverables Department is to deliver clear and understandable findings with each of our outputs from field markings to field sketches, KMZ files, or CAD drawings that provide 2D site plans or even 3D CAD models. In addition, upon the completion of every project, our customers receive a job summary that includes job scope information, site photos, description of site conditions, equipment used, and notes from the project.
FEATURED UTILITY LOCATING STORY
UTILITY SCANNING PRIOR TO DIGGING AT HOSPITAL - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
GPRS, Inc. was contacted by a general contractor to scan for utilities prior to excavation at a hospital site in Milwaukee, WI. The contractor needed to install a sewer line, but they wanted to have the area scanned before they got started with excavation. After arriving on site, GPRS scanned the area using both ground penetrating radar and Radio Detection equipment, and these results were marked onto the ground with spray paint and flags. Once the scan was finished, the contractor was then able to use this information to plan out the safe removal of the soil that was required to install the sewer line.
FEATURED CONCRETE SCANNING STORY
CONCRETE SCAN TO SCAN FOR SLAB REINFORCING STEEL IN MADISON, WISCONSIN
GPRS, Inc. was contacted by a major general contractor to assist with determining structural reinforcing of a 10" thick post tension slab at the new Galaxie high rise building. GPRS, Inc. was informed the new HVAC system had to be moved to better fit the design plans and this would require cutting into the elevated slab. GPRS, Inc. was tasked with identifying the location/ depth of the reinforcing as well as differentiating rebar vs. post tension tendons. GPRS, Inc. was able to answer all of the questions regarding the reinforcing within the slab and the findings from the GPR scanning were consistent with design plans. The scanning was conducted and marked directly on the surface in real time! This allowed for the general contractor to decide how to proceed with cutting/ drilling quickly and safely.