Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Nebraska received an email from a construction superintendent in Omaha, Nebraska inquiring about scanning elevated concrete slabs before saw-cutting. The superintendent wanted to know the benefits gained from having the concrete mapped before core drilling or saw cutting.
GPR investigations can locate conduit, tension cable, rebar, heat tubing, and more, which facilitates incident free drilling or sawing. Having the knowledge of where to cut and where not to can help preserve the integrity of a project. Also having an area scanned prior to your project can help to avert costly or even perilous incidents.
We also informed our customer about our outdoor utility locating services. Excavating outdoors poses quite a challenge with the boundless infrastructure of underground lines, pipes, and UST’s (underground storage tanks) that are in the ground. The “811” service is in place to locate public utilities however, they do not locate private utilities which are just as much of a threat.
We unfortunately, all too often, receive calls about clients needing our services after they cut or damaged conduits or tension cables, but it is our mission to provide these services prior to the incident, so it is encouraged to make it common practice to include concrete mapping or locating (concrete or utility) in your quotes and bids.
When you are cutting or coring concrete it is important to have it scanned. Utilizing GPR on your project can help reduce injury, reduce lost productivity, and maintain that incident free professionalism that you demand. Our safety culture is comprehensive, ongoing, and guides the manner in which we all do our jobs.
Ground penetrating radar is a very effective technology for locating tension cables, conduits, and reinforcement within concrete slabs. Utilizing GPR on your project can help to avoid expensive damages, prevent severe injuries, and also preserve the integrity of your projects.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Nebraska is available to service the concrete scanning and private utility locating needs of Lincoln, Omaha, and the surrounding areas. GPRS is a nationwide company; your local GPRS representative’s contact information can be located HERE. Our insurance certificate (COI) and W-9 can also be downloaded at HERE.
For more information about the services that GPRS offers, please contact Jonathan Deputy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 506-0815.