Reinforcement Mapping with a GSSI 1600 MHz Antenna

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a general contractor to locate the reinforcement inside the concrete foundation of an office building. The GC was getting pressured from the structural engineer to find out exactly how the reinforcement laid so they would cut as little as possible and therefore keeping as much of the structural integrity of the foundation as possible. The general contractor was attempting to drill two 18” holes through the foundation to push through piping for a new communications system inside the building. GPRS was able to come on site within 24hrs of the requested job and safely locate all of the reinforcement inside the concrete foundation despite the tight quarters inside the crawl space making it the shortest and smoothest path possible for the contractor to take.   

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna for this application to locate the reinforcement. All findings were marked directly on the concrete at the customer’s 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. There are no pictures taken but a continuous scan making it faster to read a larger area throughout a slab while also allowing for hourly work instead of a per hole job.  

For a similar scan on your job site please contact Adam Kubicki at 682-999-0046 or at GPR has been used to locate utilities in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Addison, and Carrolton, Texas. GPR 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. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has been in business since 2001 and are the leading experts in GPR. With over 200+ technicians in the field around the nation, creating an environment each technician has access to that can provide a different outlook to every job creating a more accurate and safe reading of the data that is site specific.


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