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Locating In Floor Heating in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Recently, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was requested to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) scan. A local construction company needed GPRS to locate in- floor heating. The project called for the construction company to add offices inside a local manufacturer’s facility. It is important to know where the in-floor heating is so that the wall anchors are properly placed so that it isn’t compromised.

As a supplement to GPR, we also used radio detection to help identify live power, communication and other utilities that may have a power signal on them. Once the utilities in the path were identified they were marked directly on the surface so the customer will know where the utilities are. Because GPRS was onsite to help identify any anomalies that may be present, the customer was able to anchor on the site without striking anyd existing utilities that may be present.

We used a GSSI Ground Penetrating Radar Unit with one specific antenna. For portions of this project involving concrete scanning, a 1600 MHz antenna was used with the GPR. This antenna allows data collection to a maximum depth of approximately eighteen inches, depending on the condition of the concrete slab.

With the use of this equipment and the experience of GPR, we were able to help the customer understand the slab’s thickness. There are many applications where ground penetrating radar may be applicable. GPRS also specializes in concrete scanning for post tension cables, scanning for conduits in a concrete slab prior to core drilling or just helping identify the structural properties that may be present in an existing concrete wall or slab.

If you feel you may have a project that you could use our services on or may be able to benefit from GPR, you can reach out to me directly with my contact information below.

Jordan Dybvig | Area Manager | Minneapolis, MN 612-505-7537 | Jordan.dybvig@gprsinc.com

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

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