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An Enhanced Throwback Story: Sinking Our Teeth Into a Utility As-Built Update

It’s no secret that long-standing buildings hardly remain exactly the same as their original designs. As more rooms or features are added on, the original design becomes less and less accurate—which is when one need for an “as-built” drawing emerges. This drawing, also known as a red-line or record drawing, is simply a drawing that […]

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No, It’s Not a Fancy Metal Detector: The Uses of GPR

We like to think of ourselves as ground penetrating radar aficionados. We’re more than just utility scanners. We’re a team that’s truly passionate about the technology, and we die a little inside every time we hear someone say, “GPR is just a fancy metal detector.” The uses of GPR are far more powerful than those […]

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An Enhanced Throwback Story: Scanning for Concrete Voids in Central Alaska

Our latest project doing concrete scanning in Alaska presented the opportunity to put our GPR equipment and skills to use in an isolated, rural location.

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Considerations when Purchasing a GPR Antenna

Choosing the right GPR antenna might sound simple, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. You have to know what you need. Otherwise, you could spend a lot of money on a tool that doesn’t work well for what you’re trying to do. Think of it this way. There are thousands of artists […]

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No One of Us Knows More Than All of Us: The Founding of a GPR Consortium

GPR scanning can be a solitary trade, especially for those GPR professionals that are flying solo. In a recent LinkedIn post, we talked about a gift we were making for our true love: the ground penetrating radar (GPR) industry. We spent over two-and-a-half years creating and refining this present — and it’s finally ready to […]

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An Enhanced Throwback Story: Indiana Jones and the Seismic Upgrade

Most people who visit this city park ? would never know that under the tennis courts and concrete slab is a massive underground water tank in need of a seismic upgrade. But this subterranean municipal reservoir is where many of those visitors actually get their water from. No one had been inside this water tank […]

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An Enhanced Throwback Story: VA Hospital Rebar Verification Project

Anyone in the construction industry knows that building codes exist for a reason. So, if the engineer says that rebar must be placed a specific distance apart in a concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall, the structural integrity of the building depends on contractors following those specifications to the letter. But, sometimes, unscrupulous contractors looking to […]

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An Enhanced Throwback Story: Super-Fun Superfund in Kellogg, ID

Working at superfund sites isn’t something you want to do all the time. It’s dangerous work that requires precision and focus. On this job in Kellogg, Idaho, we put our GPR scanning skills to the test in the hazardous environment of a superfund site. Thanks to our precision and attention to detail, we got the […]

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An Enhanced Throwback Story: Rebar Verification, Minus the Rebar

Rebar verification work is quite common for us. As GPR scanning professionals, we’re very familiar with concrete inspection and rebar verification because, unless you have Superman x-ray vision, you can’t see through slab-on-grade concrete without a GPR. On this particular job, though, we ran a rebar verification job like nothing we’d ever seen before. It […]

Utility Scanning Best Practices

3 Perspectives on Utility Scanning Best Practices

Today, we wanted to take some time to talk about utility scanning best practices. But we didn’t want to tackle this topic alone because it’s a big one, and best practices are so subjective. So, we called in a couple of technicians to help us out. Here are some best practices for utility scanning according […]



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