Conduit/Reinforcement Locate Concrete Scan – Chicago, IL

A Chicago contractor needed to locate any potential conduits and reinforcement in the concrete slab at one of their project sites. They wanted to saw cut through the concrete slab to renovate the area and be able to add a washer and dryer into multiple apartments. They hired Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) to come in and mark out the conduits and any other anomalies in the concrete slab.

Using the SIR-3000 we were able to locate and draw out the path of a conduit and a support beam within the slab, as well as give an approximate depth to them. The conduit and beam were clearly marked out with black sharpie to highlight their location and depth. Thanks to our service the contractor was able to saw cut without hitting the potential conduits or damaging the infrastructure. The saw cutters knew they had to be careful in this area and knew to cut through carefully thanks to our data. Our state of the art GSSI GPR equipment can send radio signals into concrete that send back in real time data for onsite interpretation. The radio waves are safe for workplaces so there is no need for stoppage in work for floors below or around scan areas. GPRS technicians are commonly called for scanning for reinforcement such as rebar, mesh, and post tension cables. We also scan for conduits and radiant heat tubes as well.

At GPRS safety is one our #1 priority, when saw cutting or drilling the last thing you or our technicians want, is to hit a surprise conduit in the slab. While you may think that there is nothing in the ground, there is an unfortunate number of clients that call because they were proven wrong. The price of one of our technicians is well worth the price compared to the costs of repairing a mishap later on.

If you have any questions about GPRS applications or would have a need for GPR, feel free to contact Parker Schings on his cell: (224)422-7284 or through email: If you are outside the Chicago area, GPRS is nationwide so please visit the contact page to find your closest local Project Manager.

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