Recently, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) of Tampa, FL was requested on-site by a general contractor to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. The purpose of our scanning was to locate any rebar and/or post-tension (PT) cables within the concrete securing the stadium’s seating. We first scanned the
A general contractor had a project at a residential home to core drill through a house foundation in order to install multiple pipes. To install the pipes, the contractor had to core drill through multiple locations. It was essential, while core drilling in these locations, not to core through any reinforcing so as not to
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) Inc. of Pittsburgh was contacted by the owner of a private residence to locate utilities on the property to ensure safe excavation for the installation of a retaining wall around the driveway. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) was used to locate the existing gas lines from the valve near the street
The GPRS East Tennessee office was subcontracted by an engineering firm out of Nashville, TN to scan approximately 114 acres in Chattanooga, TN at a newly acquired turbine manufacturing facility. The firm was installing monitoring wells and taking soil samples for analysis. In all, there were about 70 locations that needed to be scanned with
This GPR scan took place on the edge of an elevated concrete slab on the exterior of a commercial building in Dallas, TX. The customer needed to identify the locations of the post tensioned cables running through the slab so they could safely install anchors for new glazing. Concrete reinforced with post tensioned (PT) cables
If it were up to you to decide, would you choose to have a concrete slab scanned with GPR before saw cutting for new utility trenches or core drilling for new floor boxes? Would you assume that all the electrical, data and utility lines are most likely well below the surface and that you wouldn’t
On November 3rd, 2016, the Las Vegas community and hotel community in general learned a very valuable lesson. That morning is when a contractor who was saw cutting in a basement area at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, cut through the main power line, completely shutting down the power to the entire building.