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GPRS Keeps The Clemson Tigers Safe - Clemson University, South Carolina

Ground Penetrating Radar Solutions - GPRS - of South Carolina was contacted by a general contractor to locate all reinforcement, beams, and conduits within an elevated concrete slab in order to core drill for electrical boxes for tables and desks within a building on the campus of Clemson University. The general contractor needed to avoid all reinforcement, as requested by the project engineer. They also wanted to avoid all conduits to ensure safe drilling. Ground penetrating radar (GPR) was used to scan larger areas so that the contractor would have options on hole placement. Also, our findings are marked in real time so that the contractor could work directly with GPRS to solve problems and move the cores to clear locations. GPR found the concrete slab to be an approximately 6” thick cast in place slab with conduits embedded. When performing the concrete scanning, we were able to mark out the reinforcement and give depths per the client request; we found reinforcement in both directions between 2.5’-3” deep. While using the radar we also found and marked out the beams for the client to avoid. GPRS was able to scan and mark the 3’ x 3’ area fairly quickly so the client could move forward with their floor boxes.

Photo of GPR findings near a proposed core drilling location following GPR scans. GPRS prides itself on the ability to keep the clients and sites safe by utilizing ground penetrating radar and other technologies. The goal when marking out an area like this is to make the markings legible and easy to understand; the above example shows the markings you would expect from GPRS. GPRS offers other services, such as locating underground utilities before drilling soil borings, digging, or excavating, as well as locating underground storage tanks or tank “graves”. If you are in need of any concrete scanning in Greenville, South Carolina or in other cities in South Carolina give us a call and we will have a SIM certified project manager on your site as soon as possible.

In the North Carolina/South Carolina area GPRS is usually able to get a project manager out to your site to complete the necessary GPR scans within 24-48 hours. To schedule service or obtain a quote, please contact us at 704.582.3219, or MidAtlanticinfo@gprsinc.com or visit www.gprsinc.com.

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