Locating post tension cables for a remodel project
A residential remodeling contractor called us to scan a concrete slab to find the Post Tension cables. The client needed to sawcut the concrete slab to install new electrical conduits and water lines for a new kitchen island for a home remodel project.
How We Responded
The technician used two different locating technologies to find the concrete reinforcements and the in slab utilities for the client. The RD 8000 locator was used to scan for any possible live electrical conduits possible running in or beneath the concrete foundation. Our ground penetrating radar system was able to accurately locate the post tension cables in the concrete.
Results We Delivered
GPR scans were able to determine that the slab had post tension cables as its reinforcing and we were able to mark out the exact layout of the post tension in the area(s) of work. With our RD8000 we also determine there were no underground low voltage power lines in the designated saw cutting path.
Concerned about having post tension cables in the concrete slab, the contractor hired Encompass Inspections before cutting into the concrete. Encompass Inspections saved the contractor excessive repairs and possible injury that can sometimes be associated with damaging post tension cables.
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 Southern California including: San Diego, Chula Vista, Poway, Spring Valley, La Mesa and surrounding cities.
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