Conduit and Reinforcements Mapping

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a general contractor to perform a concrete scan at an commercial office building. The contractor needed all of the reinforcement, beams, and conduit located and marked onto the surface of the slab. The lead general contractor was concerned of the safety issues with his contractors hitting electrical lines, or compromising the structural integrity of the building by accidentally coring through a beam; additionally, the contractor also wanted to make sure the reinforcement was not post tension.

GPRS Project Manager, Adam Kubicki was able arrive to this jobsite within 24hrs after being called, and during the scan he was able to safely locate the reinforcement that was running through the slab. Of course, the results of this scan was able to reassure the general contractor that there was no post tension and locating the conduits as well as all of the beams running inside the slab of concrete.

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It is becoming the norm for hospitals, governmental and commercial buildings to request locates prior to any kind of digging, cutting, drilling, or any other penetrations on site due to the safety concerns, and the financial benefits of being preventative. GPRS is a key element when compared to the cost of replacing or fixing lines that have been penetrated. To save time and money, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems is ideal for both. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems is the industry leader when it comes to the variety of jobs, experience of jobs, and its ability to service anywhere in the United States.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna for this application to locate the reinforcement and conduits. All findings were marked directly on the concrete at customers request for easy interpretation. 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 or at GPR “X-ray” technology has been used to locate utilities in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Addison, and Carrolton, Texas. Sonar can also be used to locate your residential gas line, water line, sewer line, and other important utilities that can cause safety and financial issues.