Past Projects:
Concrete GPR Scanning 31 floors at Harrah’s Casino

Locating Rebar in Concrete Slabs

Client Problem

Concrete GPR Scanning 31 floors at Harrah’s Casino Las Vegas was performed by Encompass Inspections. A local contractor contacted Encompass Inspections Nevada office requesting ground penetrating radar scans so that they could drill and bolt into the concrete slabs to secure scaffolding to the hotel for 31 floors. The project required over 100 concrete scans to be performed to identify any rebar reinforcement and utility conduits in the concrete slabs.

How We Responded

A Technician was dispatched from Encompass Inspections Las Vegas office and arrived at Harrah’s Casino within 24 hours of the project request.  Once a job site walk was completed with the project manager to review the scanning locations across the various floors, Encompass Inspections scanned the concrete using GPR to identify any rebar reinforcement in the suspended slabs to ensure safe locations for drilling and bolting. Although some of the concrete slabs were quite congested with reinforcements and conduits, we were still able define find clear locations where the contractor could safely drill and bolt down into the concrete without damages.

Results We Delivered

Using our concrete ground penetrating radar scanner we were able to reveal the locations of all the reinforcement that was detectable in the concrete slabs. Upon completing the GPR concrete xray, the results were marked directly on the surface allowing the contractor to perform their drilling and bolting down safely and without any damage to the structure or job site personnel. On a handful of the floors that we had scanned were highly congested areas with utility conduits and steel reinforcement. Working with the contractor, our technician explained our findings before moving onto the next scan to ensure a safe working environment.


Client Savings

Utilizing concrete GPR technologies greatly reduces the costs by allowing the project to be marked out accurately and efficiently. Through instantaneous results provided by our Ground Penetrating Radar systems, we are able to locate various objects in the concrete slabs prior to cutting or drilling. These results provide instant knowledge to our clients, saving companies money by avoiding any potential issues on site.

Locating Rebar in Concrete Slabs

Contact Us To Learn More

Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection and Leak Detection and Utility Mapping services for all of Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Carson City, Reno, Mesquite, and surrounding cities, as well as nationwide; please review our locations to find your nearest technician.

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