GPRS Reinforcement Locate Concrete Scan – Chicago, IL

A Chicago contractor needed to locate reinforcement in the concrete slab and support beams below the slab for one of their project sites. They wanted to saw cut through the slab to install pillars into the foundation without hitting any of the structurally crucial beams and any other unknowns that could be in the slab. They hired Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) to come in and mark out the beams and any reinforcement in the concrete slab.

Using the SIR-3000 we were able to locate and draw out the reinforcement within the slab, as well as the approximate location of the beams. The reinforcement was clearly marked out with chalk and paint to highlight boundaries (orange) and beam width (pink). Thanks to our service the contractor was able to determine a more suitable location to saw cut without hitting support beams. 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: parker.schings@gprsinc.com 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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A Chicago contractor needed to locate reinforcement in the concrete slab and support beams below the slab for one of their project sites.