Locating Steel Reinforcement In Concrete Before Drilling
Mortenson Construction is currently working on a large capital improvement project in downtown Buffalo, New York. As part of the project they needed to drill through the concrete panels on the outside of the building. Since Mortenson always uses ground penetrating radar prior to drilling or cutting into concrete to ensure they will not damage the reinforcing steel or any conduit under the surface they gave GPRS, LLC. a call.
Jim Bell of the Upstate, New York office, which focuses on the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Albany markets mobilized to the site and was able to quickly detect and lay out the lines running through the proposed drilling locations. 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 to locate tensioned cables or rebar. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has the ability to locate and map out rebar, post-tension, and conduit prior to saw cutting and trenching.