Ground Penetrating Radar scan performed to locate rebar and post tension cable
Encompass Inspections was contacted by a local general contractor to perform a concrete GPR scan. The contractor needed to identify any post tension cables, rebar, conduits or any other possible targets in the slab prior to core drilling.
How We Responded
A Technician was dispatched from Encompass Inspections office and arrived on the jobsite in Stamford, Connecticut within 24 hours of the project request. Once the project walk was completed with the general contractor’s superintendent, Encompass Inspections set out to concrete scan or concrete X-ray and mark out all of the existing reinforcing in the concrete slab, including any post tension cables, steel beams, rebar, and conduits located in the concrete.
Results We Delivered
Encompass Inspections set out to identify if there was any post tension cables or reinforcement in slab using Ground Penetrating Radar. Upon completing the Concrete Imaging the results were marked in red marking keel directly onto the surface allowing the core drilling contractor to determine a safe pathway for all of the required core drills.
By utilizing the GPR concrete images, the core driller was able to rapidly perform their services safely and without damage to the building. We recommend always using Ground Penetrating Radar prior to core drilling or sawcutting any concrete surface, doing so will greatly reduce your project costs by locating clear, safe paths for your core drilling and saw cutting contractors.
Contact Us To Learn More
Encompass Inspections offers Ground Penetrating Radar/Concrete X-ray, Underground Utility Locating, Video Camera Inspection and Leak Detection services for all of Connecticut including: Stamford, Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page for more information.
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