Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ was contacted by a local electrical contractor to locate post tension reinforcement and conduit in a concrete slab over grade at a hotel in downtown Phoenix, AZ. The hotel had hired a previous electrical company who core drilled into the slab without investigating for post tension cable or conduit and consequently had hit a 480 volt power line. The damage was not reported by the previous contractor and resulted in a hotel fire a week later which required a full emergency evacuation of the hotel.
The new electrical contractor was given the difficult task of locating and repairing the conduit which was embedded into the post tension cable concrete slab while avoiding any further damage of electrical lines and post tension cables. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to provide digital concrete imaging (Ground Penetrating Radar) for the contractor to safely locate all post tension cable and conduits within the slab to safely conduct proper repairs. GPRS was able to successfully locate and illustrate on site, the major power/conduit lines that were underneath the post tension cables within the slab. This gave an extremely clear visual, telling the contractor the essential information needed in order to safely access the conduit without damaging post tension cable.
Ground Penetrating Radar was ideal on this site as it was a facility that was open for business with many people on site working and staying in the hotel. GPR does not require evacuation of the area as does traditional x-ray concrete imaging. GPR emits no radiation and is completely safe to be around. Traditional x-ray is mostly done after hours whereas GPR can be done during normal business hours. All data findings are marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request for the easiest interpretation of the scanning provided. With GPR, there is no wait for developing film as with traditional x-ray. Only one side of the slab is needed for scanning, thus time and resources are efficiently save and ideal for tight project schedules. Ground Penetrating Radar is the new way to x-ray!
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. specializes in ground penetrating radar service and is our primary source of revenue. With that in mind, the amount of experience and specialization of concrete imaging and investigations as well as a nationwide network of technicians; GPRS, Inc. is unrivaled in the industry. GPRS, Inc. can supply your project with the safest and most accurate ground penetrating radar service in the business. Your safety and job efficiency is our main goal at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. We are the experts in GPR.
Ground penetrating Radar mapping is a great tool to scan areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes. Ground penetrating radar can also be used to locate underground utilities such as water, gas, electrical, communication, sewer, and other objects prior to digging or excavating. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - GPRS to learn how we can assist with your next project. If you are interested in learning more about our concrete imaging capabilities or other Ground Penetrating Radar applications such as locating utilities and sub-surface anomalies along a proposed pipeline trench, Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) locating, clearing boring locations of possible utilities for soil samples, underground or under-concrete void detection, or even structural investigations. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a demonstration or lunch and learn session – let us buy your team lunch so we can tell you more about our company and what we can offer your company and projects.
GPRS has done many projects such as this in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff, Prescott, Kingman, and throughout the entire state of Arizona and performs GPR surveys throughout the United States. Contact Nate Holscher (Regional Manager) at 480.227.8614 or firstname.lastname@example.org today to schedule an appointment for a free demonstration or if you have any inquiries for your next project.