GPR Utilized to Scan a Concrete Floor Prior to Saw Cutting inside a Hospital

Oakland, MI

Prior to saw cutting, core drilling or anchoring into a concrete structure, it’s important to have as much information as possible of what is buried beneath the surface. You can access the information needed by utilizing the proper Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) & Radio Detection (RD) technology.

A HVAC contractor had a project inside a hospital in Oakland, Michigan where they needed to saw cut an existing concrete floor. In order to install new duct work through the existing floor, the contractor needed to know the reinforcing steel pattern in order to maintain the structural integrity of the existing elevated slab. Additionally, existing conduits needed to be located if they were present in the concrete.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) of Michigan was contacted to scan the concrete floor. GPRS utilized the latest in GPR and RD technology to locate the existing reinforcing steel and any existing conduits. GPRS marked the pattern of the reinforcing steel on the concrete surface with permanent marker and/or painters tape and then communicated the markings to the onsite Superintendent. Conduits were not observed within the concrete.

GPR is an important tool to help ensure the safety of all workers involved in a project.

To learn more about the capabilities of GPRS in Michigan, contact Project Manager, Brian Chmielewski, at 517.512.0018 or

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