Utility Locate in Fort Worth, Texas

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by an environmental company that was called out to take soil samples at a label printing company in Fort Worth, Texas. The customer was called on site to sample the soil around the printing press to test if there have been any leakage of ink into the surrounding soils. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was called out to clear the area of utilities before they started drilling their soil boring forty five feet deep. GPRS was able to come out in a timely manner and successfully locate all of the utilities in the area making it safe for the drilling process to proceed.


Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a 400 MHz antenna for this application and a Radio Detection (RD) device to detect electrical current deep in the soil. All findings were marked with SUE marking paint directly on the surface for easy interpretation by the customer. GPRS’ 400 MHz antenna was ideal because of its accurate deep penetration and the open clear area the technician had to work. GPR was ideal for this application due to the active work site in the surrounding areas. GPR emits no radiation and is safe for others to work in the area near the scan location.

For a similar scan on your job site please contact Adam Kubicki at 972.922.0223 at adam.kubicki@gp-radar.com. Sonar has also been performed to locate reinforcement in concrete prior to saw cutting or core drilling. Ground Penetrating Radar is not limited to one area and can be used to scan a large area with real time data processing and results. Radar has been used to locate post tension and beams in concrete slabs to make for a safe and cost effective job site. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has been called out on many job sites after they have already struck post tension cables or other critical reinforcement and it typically is an issue that could have been solved in minutes if GPRS was called out before the cut. X-ray can be used to locate underground utilities in Dallas, Allen, McKinney, Arlington, Tyler, and many other North Texas locations .