Private Utility Line Locate Before Excavation

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of Nevada was contracted by a major environmental contractor to locate underground utilities such as water, electric, gas, communication, and power lines prior to excavation at a job site in Las Vegas. Private underground utility locating was necessary as 811 or “Blue Stake” services will only locate on the public utility side of any meter. The contractor knew it was essential to recruit a private utility locator like GPRS, Inc. to locate all underground utilities.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS, LLC) was able to locate the private underground utilities successfully before excavations. All findings were marked on the surface to aid all subcontractors of the presence of each utility. Unlike most other utility locators who mainly or only locate using existing plans and signal detection techniques, GPRS conducts private utility locating with signal detection, electromagnetic induction, and ground penetrating radar tools. This gives added layers of confidence in the locating process as well as the power to locate more utilities and with far greater accuracy.

Ground Penetrating Radar, or GPR is a great tool for locating underground utilities such as water, gas, electrical, communication, sewer, and other objects prior to digging or excavating. Ground Penetrating Radar can also be used to scan areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes.

Working with GPRS also offers each client a “one-stop shop” solution for not only their locating needs but also for concrete drilling and cutting. GPRS provides reporting, GPS and CAD mapping in addition to underground utility locating. These services most often go hand in hand and are often needed quickly with little or zero notice. GPRS can help to streamline each job’s demanding needs by assisting with ground penetrating radar services as well as concrete cutting and drilling solutions. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to learn how we can assist with your next project.

GPRS has successfully completed many projects such as this in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Kingman, Arizona, Laughlin, and throughout the state of Nevada and beyond. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems also services the entire United States in every major city. If you would like to schedule an appointment in Las Vegas, please contact the local GPRS Project Manager, Tannon Hamilton by phone at (702) 573-9228 or by email at