GPRS Locates Post Tension Cables for a New Construction In Louisville Kentucky

Ground Pentrating Radar Systems was recently hired to complete a site investigation prior to core drilling in several locations throughout the building. The general contractor had a map showing how the PT cables were being ran. GPRS was tasked to scan these locations marking rebar, and pt cables and to disguinish between the two. GPRSprovided depths of the cables and the path they were traveling.

Site photo taken of one of the coring location represented by the orange dot. This particular location had a pt cable that was traveling through the proposed coring location, with rebar traveling besides it and also a rebar traveling in in opposite direction. With this information given the contractor was able to relocate the coring and avoided drilling through a pt cable and avoid any injuries.

In this particular location the contractor wanted to have 4 more cores in line with the one already drilled. Gprs was able to find and distinguish pt cables from rebar, you can see where the cables traveling left to right, were starting to spread apart. You can also see where rebar was traveling but ending in the slab. All findings were explained to the site contractor, and with these findings they were able to drill safely with out any injuries or cable drilled through.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. is very familiar with working closely with countless major commercial projects and contractors. Ground penetrating radar mapping is a great tool to scan areas of post tension cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes. Ground penetrating radar can also be used to locate underground utilities such as water, gas, electrical, communication, sewer, and other objects prior to digging or excavating. Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems – GPRS to learn how we can assist with your next project.

GPRS has done many projects such as this in Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green and throughout the entire state of Kentucky and performs GPR surveys throughout the United States. For more information on how Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. can help you on your next project, please contact Jared Malone at 419-261-4250 or by email at

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