Locating Reinforcement in an Elevated Slab– Kansas City, MO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Kansas City was called to scan an elevated concrete slab in Kansas City, MO before new equipment was anchored to the floor. The technician was able to mark out any beams and reinforcement in the slab to allow the contractor to perform his work without hitting any anomalies. Using GPR to scan an area before coring is an effective solution to help avoid conduits, post-tension cables, rebar and other items within the slab.

Locating Reinforcement in an Elevated Slab– Kansas City, MO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. is the nation’s largest company that specializes in detection of underground utilities and scanning of concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians in every major U.S market and in Canada. Ground Penetrating Radar of Kansas City can also assist in any projects in Lawrence, Topeka, and St. Joseph areas. For more information about GPRS capabilities please contact Terry Jeffries at terry.jeffries@gp-radar.com or 913-232-6533.

GPR Scan Detects Reinforcing Steel Prior to Core Drilling in Las Vegas

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. – GPRS – of Las Vegas was contacted by a large general contractor to locate the reinforcing steel in a concrete slab prior to core drilling. The driller was coring 6” into the concrete and GPRS was able to mark the location and depth of the reinforcing steel onto the surface of the concrete so that the core drilling could be performed without cutting through the shallower layer of reinforcing steel. Unlike conventional X-Ray, GPR is not limited to a specific size of area at each location.

GPR Scan Detects Reinforcing Steel Prior to Core Drilling in Las Vegas

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to scan areas for post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes and can also be used to locate underground utilities prior to digging or excavating.   Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. is the nation’s largest company that specializes in detection of underground utilities and scanning of concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians in every major U.S market and in Canada, including cities like Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Laughlin, Pahrump, Primm, Ely, Jean, Boulder City, Beatty, Fallon, Fernley, Hawthorne, Elko, and Tonopah. Please contact Chase Johnson at 702-573-9228 or Chase.johnson@gp-radar.com to learn more about ground penetrating radar and how GPRS can assist in your projects.

Reinforcement Mapping at Manufacturing Plant in Winston-Salem, NC

GPRS Inc. was called to a manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, NC to locate and map out the reinforcement in a slab to insure that there was sufficient support for the equipment pictured. Daniel Starnes used the GSSI 1600 MHz antenna paired with the SIR-3000 to scan the area. His findings indicated that there was a completely different rebar layout and footing system under the equipment separate from the surrounding area. These findings gave the customer confidence that the floor had plenty of support for the equipment.

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For more information or a quote about a job in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas call Daniel Starnes at 704.497.8582 or email Daniel.starnes@gp-radar.com.

GPR Scanning for Post-tension Cables – Dallas, TX

GPR Scanning for Post-tension Cables – Dallas, TXThis scan was performed inside a new building off State St. in Dallas, TX. Several proposed core locations were to be drilled to run electric and plumbing for a new coffee shop. The concrete slab was reinforced with post-tension cables, and it was imperative that none were hit in the drilling process. Striking one of these reinforcing points could result in serious injury.

Prior to drilling for the anchors, David Hagenmayer, with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc., was called out scan the proposed locations. David mapped out the steel reinforcement (PT) to within ¼ inch accuracy. The client was then able to safely drill holes for plumbing and electrical. The project was completed on time and under budget.

Ground Penetrating Radar is cost effective, non-hazardous, and provides data in real time.

GPR Scanning for Post-tension CablesFor GPRS capabilities in North Texas, please call (682) 999-0046 or email
David.Hagenmayer@gp-radar.com

Concrete Imaging of Bridge Bent Caps in Monroe, LA

GPRS was recently contacted by a local contractor to map the rebar present within some existing bridge bent caps prior to coring. GPRS mobilized to the site and performed all of the concrete imaging over the course of three (3) days and two (2) mobilizations including some bent caps that were only accessible with a man-lift and fall-arrest systems. They were able to map all of the necessary rebar on the vertical faces of each bridge bent cap that required coring. Additionally, two (2) of the bent caps required marking of the rebar on the top of the cap prior to drilling for the bridge deck fasteners. These locations required additional safety measures including a lifeline and harness for access. The information obtained was extremely valuable as the contractor planned the location of their cores around the embedded structural steel.

Upon completion of the investigation the contractor had a map, drawn on the surface of the concrete, of the items within the concrete. The results pleased the contractor, and they have stated that information provided allowed them to keep the project moving forward. The use of GPR helps to prevent damage to the integrity of these type structures, on-the-job injuries, accidents, and delays. For over a decade Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has been specializing in concrete imaging as well as other types of ground penetrating radar.

For more information about ground penetrating radar or to request a quote contact Josh Gross at 504.418.6115 or 504.940.8832 in New Orleans and at 318.918.5495 in Shreveport, LA or by email at josh.gross@gp-radar.com.

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Rebar Located Before Drilling into Structural Support for a New Pier

Before drilling into structural support for a new pier in New York, NY the contractor wanted to identify the location and depth of rebar in order to avoid damaging the structural integrity of the pier. GPRS was called to assess and identify areas for safe drilling, to avoid hitting rebar. GPRS was able to map out rebar location and rebar depth efficiently and accurately using ground penetrating radar, which is a safe and effective method for locating reinforcement and conduits in concrete.

For more information or a quote about a job in New York City, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island, contact josh.elam@gp-radar.com, or call (631)-241-2261, and visit our website at www.gp-radar.com

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Utility Locating Prior to Drilling for Soil Samples

GPRS was contacted by an environmental company to locate underground utilities at a property in Willowbrook, IL that needed to drill 20 feet into the ground to take soil samples. Another environmental company in Chicago, IL needed to drill 15 feet into the ground to take soil samples. The technician on both sites, Brian Cox, used GPR to locate and mark out the underground utilities. The customers were able to use this information before they drilled to prevent costly damages to existing utilities.

For GPRS applications in Northeast Illinois, including the Chicago and Rockford areas call 312.882.0429, 815.218.1122 or email brian.cox@gp-radar.com.

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GPRS Contacted to Locate Utilities at a Dam in West Virginia

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems out of Charleston, West Virginia was contacted recently to locate utilities at a Dam. The contractor was installing a building and needed to locate all the utilities on site prior to excavation began. GPRS worked in coordination with the contractor to successfully locate all utilities on site, including water, gas, electrical, and communications. Following the investigation, the technician used a measuring wheel to give the contractor accurate drawings of utilities found. The contractor was able to complete construction of the generator housing properly with no time lost as a result of hitting or damaging active utilities.

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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. is the nation’s largest company that specializes in detection of underground utilities and scanning of concrete structures. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of highly trained and experienced technicians in every major U.S market and in Canada. For more information or to schedule your next project in West Virginia, contact Will Johnson at 304.989.2323 or by email at william.johnson@gp-radar.com.