Ground Penetrating Radar Used to Locate Post Tension Cables at Residential Property - Phoenix, AZ
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ was contacted by a local residential general contractor to locate post tension cables and conduit in a concrete slab for a residential renovation in Phoenix, AZ.
The contractor had the task of relocating a shower / sewer drain line in a post tension concrete slab. Unfortunately, this contractor DID NOT call GPRS to conduct post tension cable locating services PRIOR to saw cutting the concrete slab. This resulted in the cutting of at least two post tension cables, causing extensive and costly repair costs and structural liabilities. As this contractor was then required to repair the cut post tension cables, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was called to help locate the cables to indicate where the damaged cables needed repair. This required the locating of post tension cable in the slab. Post tension cable is often tightened to 20,000 psi or greater in residential settings and is extremely expensive to repair as well as extremely dangerous if cut, due to high tension. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to provide immediate, real-time, digital concrete imaging (Ground Penetrating Radar) and illustrated on site, the clear locations of all post tension cables. This allowed for the contractor to safely understand the location of all post tension cables within the slab, giving an extremely clear visual to safely access and repair the cut cables.
This contractor was not only extremely pleased with the Ground Penetrating Radar, post tension cable locating services, they also expressed how much more inexpensive it is to have locating services onsite to locate cables PRIOR to cutting and eliminating costly repairs and risk exposure to a snapping cable. GPRS will be back to help them locate post tension cables on their next project, PRIOR to any saw cutting!
Ground Penetrating Radar was ideal on this site as it in a residential community with nearby residences and other personnel working onsite. 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 email@example.com today to schedule an appointment for a free demonstration or if you have any inquiries for your next project.