GPRS Locates Underground Utilities at the Belden Village Mall - Canton, Ohio

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was called a general contractor who was working at a project at the Belden Village Mall in Canton, Ohio. The scope of our work was to locate all of the underground utility lines at the location, so that two new buildings could be constructed. Additionally, a new electrical line needed to be added in the parking lot of the property.

The contractor needed to know the locations of all of the main electric, gas, and water lines so that they could build two new restaurants, and so that they could re-route all of the utilities in the area. By using GPR and Radio Detection, water, gas, electrical, communication, sanitary, and storm lines were all located on-site. As the scan was completed, the results (including the location and depths of the utility lines) were painted onto the surface. Additionally, once the scan was completed, GPRS was also able to provide the contractor with an aerial image, and a CAD drawing which informed the of the locations of all of the utility lines that were located at the site.

GPR, and Radio Detection technologies provide an accurate, and effective way to locate underground utilities prior to excavation. Why dig when you do not know the location of the utility lines beneath the surface? Keep your project on time, and safe, by calling GPRS for you next project. For this project, if the contractor would not have had all of the utility lines located prior to starting their project, a utility line would have likely had been hit during construction. In addition to locating sub-surface utility lines, we are also able to scan concrete slabs for conduits, rebar, and post tension cables.

For more information on how GPRS, Inc. can help you on your next project, please contact Micah Stair by phone at 330-639-8933, or by email at


The images above show all of the utilities that were located at the project location.