Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a general contractor to locate the post tension cables and conduit running through a commercial slab. The GC was concerned with the safety issues with his contractors hitting an electrical cable or a high tension cable.
There is a great amount of tension put on post tension cables and one strike of the cable could create serious damage to the property and building. Striking post tension cables can also cause serious bodily harm to an individual in the path of one of these lines that have been hit. It is crucial that all post tension cables be located on any project from a safety standpoint first and a structural integrity standpoint second. Without locating the post tension and the conduits in the slab this general contractor would have been unable to continue work and putting a stop to his project would have causesd his completion date to be pushed back. GPRS was able to come on site within 24 hours of the initial request and safely locate all of the post tension and conduit running inside the slab of concrete.
Many job sites require Ground Penetrating Radar to be performed before any digging, excavation, core drilling, saw cutting, anchoring, etc. starts on the job site to maintain a safe work environment.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna for this application to locate the reinforcement and conduits. All findings were marked directly on the concrete at customers request for easy interpretation. GPR was ideal for this application due to the active work site in the surrounding areas. GPR emits no radiation and is safe for others to work in the area near the scan location.
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X-ray has been used to locate utilities in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Addison, and Carrolton, Corsicana, and McKinney, Texas. Sonar can also be used to locate your residential gas line, water line, sewer line, and other important utilities that can cause safety issues as well as financial.