Jan 17

GPRS Allowed Contractors To Avoid Damaging Structural Reinforcement

A General Contractor had a project in Providence, RI within a parking garage. The scope of the project was to perform core drillings in multiple locations for placement of conduits. The drillers did not want to hit any rebar/reinforcement in accordance with the project’s requirements. Tensioned cables were present within slab so it was imperative for drillers to avoid the mentioned reinforcement. The General Contractor decided to contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Boston after learning that they have been in business since 2001 and each technician has the experience of performing over 350 GPR surveys per year. GPRS was able to complete the investigation the next day and allowed the project to proceed without hitting any reinforcements. GPRS uses real time applications and were experienced enough to be able to locate all of the rebar in the proposed areas.

At the job site, GPRS scanned over 30 wall locations on two separate floors. All reinforcement within the structure were marked to ensure nothing would be hit. With the vast knowledge and experience of the GPRS technician, all reinforcements were able to be clearly identified using GPR only. The General Contractor now had the information they needed to proceed with the project without causing any delays in the project going forward.

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GPRS does not provide geophysical, geological, land surveying or engineering services. If you need such services, please contact an appropriate professional.