Locating In-slab Utilities Prior to Saw-cutting - Omaha, NE
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Nebraska was contacted by a building management company in Omaha, Nebraska to locate conduits in an elevated concrete slab prior to core drilling for the installation of fiber. The client wanted to know the benefits of having the concrete mapped prior to drilling, anchoring, or saw cutting. We let him know that GPRS can locate conduit, tension cable, rebar, heat tubing, and more, which allows for incident free drilling or sawing. Knowing where to drill can help maintain the structural integrity of a building, as well as prevent dangerous or costly mishaps.
Throughout the project our technician demonstrated the different ways GPR could be used to provide information helpful to his project such as locating conduit or tension cables prior to drilling or cutting, mapping concrete for thickness, coverage, and rebar spacing, checking block wall for proper grouting, and locating beams just to name a few benefits of our service.
During the project the building engineer had told us that six months ago they had a conduit hit that powered computers on another floor and the worst part was the tenant that lost the power to their computers was not even the one having the work done. He said “These types of costly mistakes can cause tenants to leave.” He now requires that all concrete must be scanned prior to cutting or sawing.
The use of ground penetrating radar in construction is a relatively new concept, and is steadily gaining ground as a tool used by the pros. We frequently receive calls about clients needing our services due to cut conduits or tension cables, but it is our mission to provide our services before the damage gets done, so it is encouraged to make it common construction practice to include locating (concrete or utility) in your quotes and bids. In construction professionalism is everything, and completing your projects without incidents can make or break your bottom-line.
When you are cutting or coring concrete it is important to have it looked at. Utilizing GPR on your project can help reduce injury, reduce lost productivity, and maintain that incident free professionalism that your clients demand.
GPR is the latest and greatest technology to locate tension cables, conduits, and reinforcement within concrete slabs. Utilizing GPR on your project can help to mitigate costly repairs, prevent severe injuries, and also maintain the integrity of the building.
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Nebraska is available to service the concrete scanning and private utility locating needs of Omaha and Des Moines.
For more information about GPRS services please contact Jonathan Deputy at email@example.com or 402-506-0815.