Private Utility Locating at Casino

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. (GPRS) of Las Vegas, Nevada was contacted by a major general contractor to help locate underground utility lines such as gas, electric, power, water, and communication lines in a ground level slab for a major resort casino. This project’s need for utility locating was essential as there were over 120’ of proposed saw cut trenches to be made into the concrete slab. GPRS’ 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, LLC. to locate all underground utilities to avoid damaging them during the improvement process.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS, LLC.) was able to locate the private underground utilities successfully before all saw cutting as well as multiple occurrences of “walker duct” or duct-banks. Previously unknown high-voltage electrical lines were detected and were not known to be present prior to GPRS’ investigation. Without GPRS’ thorough underground utility investigation process, these multiple, live power lines, would have been cut through, causing extreme danger.

GPRS completes indoor and outdoor utility locating projects like this every single day and was able to keep everyone safe and prevent any utility damages. 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 Contact us today for an estimate, free demonstration, or if you have any inquiries for your next project.