Ground Penetrating Services in Ohio


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Ground Penetrating Services in Cincinnati, Ohio

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC, 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. 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 technician 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.

Utility Locating Ohio

Utility Locating

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.

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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.

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Concrete Scanning Ohio

Concrete Scanning

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.

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As-built drawings are often out-of-date and inaccurate, leading to unexpected issues and critical delays. 3D laser scanning provides your team with precise point cloud data and 3D BIM models for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.


Leak Detection Ohio


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.

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Mapping & Modeling Ohio

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.

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Ground Penetrating Services in Cincinnati, Ohio

Decrease the risk of costly repairs and downtime with Ground Penetrating Radar Services’ non-destructive private utility locating services.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. is Cincinnati, Ohio’s largest private utility locating and concrete scanning company. Our subsurface mapping technicians specialize in the use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to detect private utility lines underground and behind concrete surfaces.

GPRS has some of the industry’s highest trained and most experienced private utility scanning technicians, ready to map what’s below the surface of whatever project you’re preparing to excavate.

For nearly two decades, GPRS has been the Cincinnati area leader in private utility locating services. Our teams provide outstanding service, utilizing cutting-edge technology, to keep your projects on time and reduce the safety risk to your team.

When clients hire GPRS, they have the peace of mind of knowing that they have the most reliable concrete scanning contractors on their job site. From subsurface utility mapping to concrete structure scanning, our team provides reliable date to keep you team safe.

For more information about the utility locating and concrete scanning Ground Penetrating Radar Services can offer, click here to read the GPRS Overview.

Don’t take a chance with your excavation job. Before you begin your construction or digging project, please contact your local GPRS sales representative, and save yourself time, money and headaches with our expert private utility locating services.

GPRS provides state-of-the-art video cameras for your sewer and video pipe inspection needs. Not only do we offer video pipe inspection, but GPRS delivers a list of services that include concrete scanning, utility locating, facility mapping and modeling, drone imagery, and leak detection, which is a much-needed addition to our VPI services. For VPI, GPRS utilizes three different types of cameras including a robotic crawler (CCTV), push camera, and lateral launch camera; each type enhances the other and allows Project Managers to investigate sewer and water pipes efficiently and effectively. For example, our robotic crawler, which is attached with a CCTV camera, can be inserted into a pipe up to 96” in diameter, while a push camera is best suited for the smaller water pipes the robotic crawler will not be able to fit. By using three different types of cameras, GPRS guarantees there isn’t a water or sewer system that they won’t be able to investigate.

Toledo, OH

Columbus, OH

Private Utility Locating Contractor

Utility line strikes are on the rise, and yet many excavation contractors only follow local or state regulations to call “811” before digging. These services are only required to find public utilities, however, leaving the private utility lines to guesswork.

What You Need to Know: Private utility lines exist alongside public utilities, and are not being identified by standard utility locating services. If your project strikes or damages a utility line while digging, you will be responsible for repairing the damages.

Utilizing any private utility locating contractor still may not be enough unless a thorough investigation takes place prior to digging, there is still a lot of risk for a line strike. GPRS has a proven process and track record to not only locate subsurface utility lines, but to provide complete maps after the investigation to help ensure that your dig is safe.

GPRS can provide your team with a wide range of subsurface utility mapping options, from simple field sketches to a full-blown AutoCAD report, pinpointing exactly where buried private utility lines lie. Our advanced reporting will provide you with a permanent utilities location record for future reference. Scan once and make sure your job site is ready for your team to start digging.

Concrete Scanning Services

From hanging signage in a parking deck to installing sanitary lines in a basement, you need to know what’s behind that concrete. Knowing where the critical utility lines in a concrete slab or wall is information that can save you costly repairs, change orders, downtime and potential worker injury. GPRS utilizes the latest concrete scanning equipment to identify utility lines embedded in the concrete, providing fast and reliable layouts marked directly on to the concrete surface.

What You Need to Know: Scanning the concrete to locate subsurface private utility lines will minimize the risks of striking electrical conduits, sewer lines, rebar, post tension cables and more, saving you costly repairs and downtime in the process.

Having a visual representation of what lies beneath the concrete surface provides the driller or excavator the line of sight he needs to perform the job safely and accurately. GPRS can mobilize on short notice, often within hours, to your job site. With concrete scanning contractors in nearly every major market in the United States, our team of private utility mapping contractors is just a phone call away.

We provide the most reliable, most complete public and private utility locating services in the industry. Don’t take a chance with your job. Scanning the concrete first will minimize the risks of striking rebar, electrical conduits, post tension cables and more.

Call GPRS Cincinnati today to have our team of private utility mapping contractors examine your job site for potential hazards before you dig.


Featured Concrete Scanning Story

Concrete Scanning Technology Used To Locate Rebar

When a contractor needed to verify that there was no rebar in the concrete in the area where they wanted to core drill they called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems. GPRS marked the Rebar directly onto the surface and since there is no radiation involved the occupied building didn’t need to be cleared of any workers. Continue reading...


Featured Utility Locating Story

Utility Locating Prior to Soil Boring

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was recently called by an environmental firm to locate any utilities prior to soil boring. The contractor was working within a gas pipeline facility, and risked hitting several utilities. Some of these lines are critical to the operation of the facility, and could have major repair costs, or cause serious injury if they are struck. Continue Reading...