GPRS Scans Slab of Concrete to Locate Conduits
A local energy company in the Plattsburgh, New York area is currently rerouting electrical conduits throughout its facility, and is about to begin a project where they will be forced to core through and wall, and chase the pipes down a wall. For the new route they needed to cut through both the wall and floor/ceiling, while avoiding any steel reinforcement and other conduits present within the areas.
The contractor working on the project had used ground penetrating radar on previous projects, similar to this, and knew it would save time, and reduce the chance to destroying any other electrical lines present within the slab. They decided to call Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. of New York to complete the survey.
Jim Bell of the Upstate, New York office, which focuses on the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Corning/Elmira, and Albany markets mobilized to the site and was able to quickly detect and lay out the lines running through the area in which the concrete would need to be cut out. Jim and GPR were able to complete this project in real time and with none of the radiation concerns that come with using x-ray. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has the ability to locate and map out rebar, post-tension, and conduit prior to saw cutting and trenching.