GPR Rebar Scan
Encompass Inspections was contacted by a local environmental construction company needing a GPR concrete scan. The scope of work was to locate rebar reinforcement within the concrete and locate underground utilities, so the client could bore for soil samples in the ground in a safe manner.
How We Responded
A technician from Encompass Inspection Northern California office arrived on the jobsite in Atwater, California within 24 hours of the project request. Once the site was walked with the project foreman to define the work area, Encompass Inspections set out to locate the steel reinforcement in the concrete floor, along with the sub surface utility lines running underneath the concrete slab.
Results We Delivered
The ground penetrating radar services revealed no underground utilities in the work area where the soil samples are planned. Rebar locating was identified by concrete scanning using GPR. Upon completing the ground penetrating radar survey, the rebar locations were marked directly on to the surface allowing the construction company to know where all the concrete reinforcements are prior to boring for their soil samples.
Ground penetrating radar services greatly reduced the project costs by allowing the project to run smoothly, and without damaging existing reinforcement or the surrounding slab. Since no utilities were detected in the area(s), the contractor was able to drill with the comfort of not having high costs from breaking a utility line.
Contact Us To Learn More
Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection, Leak Detection, and Utility Mapping services for all of Northern California including: San Jose, Fresno, Atwater, Modesto, Stockton and surrounding NorCal cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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