Concrete Scanning Prior to Installation of Support Beams - Titusville, FL
When needing to know what lies beneath the surface of concrete many contractors in the central Florida area and Orlando know to call GPRS, Inc. One of those contractors was planning to install new support beams within a large concrete structure. They needed multiple surface areas surveyed adding up to roughly 720 square feet that was located forty feet high. The area was only accessible via scissor lift. They reached out to Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to x-ray the concrete to locate rebar, post tension cables and all unknown reinforcing steel.
GPRS worked together with the contractor and decided to use a specialty GSSI built scanner that is specifically designed to scan large concrete surface areas located in high places. The scope of the project lasted two full days of working on the lift. Once the scanning was complete the GPR technician marked out the surface area with permanent markers and explained the results so the engineer would know how to layout the anchors to support the weight of the beams. The beams were successfully installed in the concrete structure.
Above is a picture depicting Nate Schmoe, of GPRS, Inc. scanning the concrete surface area on the scissor lift.
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Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) of Tampa, FL was requested onsite by a general contractor to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) scan at the Coconut Point Mall in Estero, FL. The purpose of our scanning was to locate any conduits within the existing slab, or directly below it, prior to the general contractor saw-cutting the concrete slab inside of the existing store. We also scanned the exterior of the store where a new outdoor eating area will be constructed. This particular store is being fully renovated to fit the needs of the store’s new tenant. Along with electrical conduit, sanitary lines were also located for new plumbing to be tied-in to existing plumbing. All of our findings were marked on the surface (including depths to the top of each located anomaly) in the areas of concern. The general contractor was able to safely saw cut to avoid live electrical conduits as well as tie-in to existing plumbing. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems is the best way to ensure the locations of reinforcement and conduits prior to saw cutting/drilling through concrete. The photo below depicts Justin Rasanow, our Tampa Area Manager, scanning the exterior area of concern using our 400MHz antenna.
Please contact Justin Rasanow at (727) 420-3292 or Justin.firstname.lastname@example.org for any scanning needs that you may have.