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GPR Scan Performed to Locate Rebar and Conduit - Newport Beach, California

GPR Scan Performed To Locate Rebar And Conduit In Newport Beach, California

Photo of rebar and conduits marked on the concrete near core drilling locations.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. - GPRS - of Southern California was contacted by an large general contractor to scan 50 core drilling locations for plumbing and electrical at a hotel in Newport Beach, CA. The contractor was not allowed to damage rebar during core drilling and especially did not want to drill through one of the numerous electrical conduits that were embedded in the slab. GPRS was able to locate and mark the upper and lower layers of rebar onto the surface of the concrete so that the core could be performed without cutting through rebar. GPR was also used to locating plastic/PVC conduits in the slab. Conduits were found within the slab at almost every proposed core drilling location. The conduits were labeled on the surface. Unlike X-Ray technology, GPR is not limited to a specific size of area at each location. We were able to scan at least a 2’x2’ area at each location so that the contractor would have safe options for drilling.

Ground Penetrating Radar is a great tool to scan areas for post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes and can also be used to locate underground utilities prior to digging or excavating. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems - GPRS to learn how we can assist with your project. To locate rebar, post tension cables, conduits, pipes or utilities in concrete or underground please contact us today. GPRS has offices throughout the entire state of California and we have completed projects in cities such as: Los Angeles, Irvine, Glendale, San Diego, Riverside, Simi Valley, Pasadena, Altadena, Torrance, Orange, Anaheim, Long Beach, Lancaster, and Bakersfield. Please contact Jamie Althauser at 310-427-1358 or to learn more about ground penetrating radar and how GPRS can assist in your projects.

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