Bomb's Away - Greater Chicagoland Area

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Bombs Away!

GPRS was contacted by an environmental firm to scan at an abandoned army depot from the early 1900’s. The scope of work was to clear a very large wooded area and several gravel roads prior to soil remediation in order to dig safetly.

After GPRS scan technician, Zack Walter, completed scans along the roads he decided to take a walk in the woods to see what he may find. After walking around for about 15 minutes, Zack saw a large, suspicious looking mound in the middle of the woods. After closer inspection, he realized that it was an old bomb shelter with active power lines running to it still!

Something like this could have easily been overlooked or missed, but here at GPRS we always go above and beyond what is expected. Don’t settle for the ordinary. Call GPRS for a detailed and systematic utility locate that exceeds all expectations.

“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.” (

Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS can also provide GPS reports overlaid on Google Earth or overlay information on pre-existing CAD files for future building plans. This is all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.

GPRS assists by giving a real-time depth view of subsurface hazards such as reinforcing, utilities, conduit, underground storage tanks, voids, etc. This reduces the likelihood of subsurface obstruction strikes during core drilling, saw cutting, trenching, soil boring, directional drilling, anchoring, and other sub-surface applications.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems uses the GSSI (Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.) Sir-4000 technology in locating. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.

For questions or quotes on any subsurface locating in the Greater Chicagoland Area with fast response times and easy scheduling, please contact:

Zack Walter

Project Manager – Midwest Division

Direct: 224-563-4445