A general contractor needed to drill anchor bolts into a concrete wall on top of a building in downtown Los Angeles, and knew they needed to locate any other potential findings within the slab such as live conduits and/or post tension cables. Prior to the areas that needed to be concrete scanned / x-rayed, using ground penetrating radar for anchoring and core drilling they contacted the concrete and utility locating specialists in for this high profile project, Ray Ralph of GPRS. This application, rebar and post tension cable locating, is a common job for GPRS, LLC. across Ventura, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego, Riverside and Palm Spring.
On site, GPRS was able to identify the rebar, conduits and post tension cables quickly and accurately. We marked them on the surface of the ground and provided a report explaining the results. GPRS then communicated all findings with the general contractor including information such as the depth and location of the reinforcement. The advantage of radar compared to X-Ray is that radar can locate the rebar, conduits, wire mesh and post-tension cables from one side of the slab, without dangerous radiation. The project was a success and why radar is “The New Way to X-Ray”. Here at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, we believe that our customers deserve the extra mile that it takes to solve whatever problems arise related to subsurface unknowns when they are calling for GPRS’s services. Whether it is locating reinforcement within the concrete slab, underground utilities, or sewer camera inspections, we do not stop working until we make sure the client gets what they deserve. GPRS can help you throughout Southern California.
Contact Kevin Witte (Senior Regional Project Assistant) at 480-349-1736 Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org today to schedule an appointment for a free demonstration or if you have any inquiries for your next project.