GPR Concrete Scan and Utility Locating
Encompass inspections was contacted by an electrical contractor to have the concrete slabs scanned using ground penetrating radar for steel reinforcement and utility conduits. The scope of work was to have multiple areas marked out for numerous core drills that were to take place. The contractor wanted to have any rebar reinforcement as well as possible conduits marked out prior to core drilling.
How We Responded
Encompass Inspections was able to be on site in less than 24 hrs of notice from the customer for this job. The contractor walked the job site with the technician to show where each of the locations were at that were to be scanned. Once the walk was done, concrete scanning using ground penetrating radar and private utility locating using passive sweeps via radio detection was able to be completed.
Results We Delivered
Encompass Inspections used Ground Penetrating Radar systems and Radio Detection equipment to locate steel reinforcements, electrical pipes and communication conduits in the concrete slab deck for each of the core drill locations. The findings were marked in red keel directly on to the surface for visual reference for the core drillers, along with all in slab conduits. After completing the job, the technician completed a post job site walk with the contractor to review our site markings, and to confirm that no other locations needed to be added. All areas of utility locating were completed to their satisfaction.
Using GPR scanning technology and Radio Detection together, it greatly reduced the project costs by marking out the rebar and conduits at each of the core drilling locations with real time results. No contractor wants to hear that any reinforcement or conduits were damaged during their time on site. Any damages could be costly to the project and safety could be in jeopardy for the building and workers on site. A multi technology approach to site locating ensures that the core drilling can be done efficiently while maintaining a safe site.
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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 New Jersey including: Newark, Trenton, Paterson, Essex County, Mercer County and surrounding cities. For more information on our equipment and services, refer to our equipment page.
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