GPR Technology Used to Scan Concrete Slab - Orlando, FL

Over time, buildings change or get demoed to make room for the new ones. The ones that stay often need to be updated to either accommodate for new technology or to change up the style. A building in downtown Orlando that is owned by a large company wanted to change the design on a few of their floors. This involved putting holes in the concrete on several floors. In fact, it was on every floor.

The renovation team knew that when core drilling through any concrete slab you never really know what you are going to encounter. You can make good educated guesses about what is in the slab, but most teams don’t want to have to answer to an angry client because they didn’t want to take the time to have the slab x-rayed. On this particular project the super knew all too well who to call to get quality GPR work.

Below is a picture of GPRS Project Mananager, Nate Schmoe, scanning the concrete core drilling holes with the GSSI palm antenna.


After calling GPRS, or Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, a GPRS team member showed up and walked one floor with the on-site staff to get an understanding about where the new core holes should be located. After communicating and reaching an understanding they set out to scan each hole. Each proposed new hole was scanned with a GSSI palm antenna. A 2’ square was laid out on the concrete with markers so the core drilling team could see what was in the slab. GPRS can map out PT cables, rebar, conduits and other unknown anomalies in the concrete slab. After marking out all of the reinforcing steel and beams below on the concrete, the GPRS team member walked each spot with the client to ensure there were not any conflicts which would require them to move the spot and to make sure there was a mutual understanding about the results.

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