PT Cables, Rebar and Utilities Located with GPR - Tampa, FL

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) was contacted by a local Contractor in order to locate post tension cables, rebar or any unknown utilities at a high rise condo in Tampa, FL. The Contractor needed to locate any post tension cables, rebar or utilities because they were renovating the condo pool area, and needed to core drill for new planter boxes that were being installed. The company contacted GPRS of Tampa in order not to hit any post tension cables, reinforcing steel or unknown utilities.

Isaiah Runkle of GPRS was contacted in order to perform the survey at this location. Using our 2000MHz antenna radar equipment, we were able to map out any post tension cables, rebar, as well as any other anomalies which were running through the areas of concern. GPRS was able to find locations that were clear of any reinforcing steel or unknown utilities. The contractor was pleased with our results and felt relieved that they were able to work in the areas knowing where any post tension cables, rebar or any other anomalies were located. We scanned each area in a north/south, east/west pattern at each 2’x2’ location. All findings were marked out directly on the surface with marker. Each anomaly was labeled accordingly. The findings were explained clearly to the on-site contact, and GPRS was able to recommend the best location to core drill.

Upon arriving on-site, I met with the site contact and went over the areas that needed to be scanned. Each area needed to be clear of debris and scanned in a 2’x2’ area. The contractor wanted to install 4 drains in 4 different locations. Each core drill was to be a 4” core. I marked out each location on the surface with permanent marker. Each anomaly was labeled accordingly such as post tension cable, rebar, unknown, or conduit. I then added a depth to each individual anomaly, so the contractor knew the depth of each anomaly in the concrete slab. I explained the findings at each location clearly to the contractor, and advised where to drill so they would not hit any reinforcing steel, post tension cables or conduit in the slab.

Please contact Project Manager Isaiah Runkle by phone at (727) 420-3292 or by email at if you would like a quote on your next project or if you have any questions about the utility locating or concrete scanning services that we provide.