Ground Penetrating Radar Concrete Imaging for Residential Construction Deficiency Case
A home owner had an emergency and called upon the services of Encompass Inspections to assist in settling a court case involving the construction deficiency of their new home. The GPR scan revealed the steel reinforcement within the home’s concrete foundation had been found to be resting on the ground, underneath said foundation, in at least one area. Improperly poured foundations can be very expensive to fix and also pose a risk of causing further property damage.
How We Responded
Encompass Inspections Texas office dispatched a technician who arrived onsite in Orange, Texas at the requested time and day. After meeting with the client, the technician conducted an onsite walk through to gather information using ground penetrating radar that would help increase the accuracy of the survey and reduce time spent troubleshooting any potential issues. Upon completion of the walk through, the technician began the concrete survey of the entire foundation. The technician marked all potential areas of concern that contained steel reinforcement that was either at or below the bottom of the concrete foundation.
Results We Delivered
Encompass Inspections located and marked the depth of the wire mesh reinforcement within the home’s foundation. The survey was conducted with Ground Penetrating Radar. A sketch detailing the reinforcements depth and photographs of the GPR scans was provided within a job report for the homeowner within 48 hours of the survey.
Using both GPR and Magnetometer technologies simultaneously, we were able to provide accurate information that the client requested. The results of the GPR scans provided information that potentially saved the client from spending thousands of dollars in future home repairs if the foundation continued to crack.
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Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection and Leak Detection services for all of Texas including: Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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