GPR Concrete Scanning
Encompass Inspections was contacted by a fire protection contractor needing to clear five core drill locations of rebar reinforcements within the concrete walls of Chapman University parking structure. The contractor needed Encompass Inspections to perform the ground penetrating radar concrete scanning to allow for the installation of new fire sprinkler pipe runs. The goal was, to core drill the concrete walls in a safe and effective manner by missing any steel reinforcement and electrical conduits.
How We Responded
A technician from Encompass Inspections Southern California office arrived on the jobsite in Orange, California within 24 hours of the concrete imaging request. Once a jobsite walk was completed with the project manager for the fire protection company, Encompass Inspections set out to locate and mark out all of the existing rebar reinforcements in the concrete walls by utilizing our ground penetrating radar system. Using the GPR to scan the concrete walls delivered results accurately and efficiently compared to a traditional concrete x-ray.
Results We Delivered
The concrete GPR scanning revealed existing steel reinforcement patterns, both horizontal and vertical rebar were present within the wall. Upon completing the concrete scanning, the results were marked directly onto the surface allowing the contractor to perform their core drilling safely and without any damage to the structure.
Encompass Inspections provides our clients with safe, accurate, real time results for the fast paced construction industry. By delivery high quality, real time concrete imaging, it allows our clients to stay on their schedule, while delivering their projects to the owner without site damages, resulting in a greater user experience at every stage of the construction process.
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Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection, Leak Detection, and Utility Mapping services for all of Southern California including: Los Angeles, Orange, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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