Conduit Locating on a Pool Deck in Palm Beach, FL

A general contractor needed to saw cut the slab of a pool deck in Palm Beach, FL. The concrete area that needed to be scanned / x-rayed, using ground penetrating radar, was a pre-existing concrete slab and was known to have conduit in the slab. Thus they contacted the concrete specialists in conduit locating, Matt Rankin of GPRS. This application, conduit mapping, is a common job for GPR. GPRS, Inc. in South Florida took the call and mobilized to the site.

On site, GPRS was able analysis the concrete and find no conduit running through the deck, but found support beams, and marked those on the surface.  GPRS then collaborated with the contractor, as to the depth and location of the support beams. The advantage to radar compared to X-Ray is that radar can locate the obstructions from the surface of the ground, without dangerous radiation. The project was a success and why radar is “The New Way to X-Ray”.

Matt Rankin runs GPRS operations in the South Florida area. This includes Vero Beach to MIami. He can be reached at (561)252-6132 or matt.rankin@gp-radar.com. Locating conduit and beams is a very frequent service performed by the GPR technicians at GPRS Inc.

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