Marking out Reinforcement and Conduits in an Elevated Slab using Ground Penetrating Radar – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN was contacted by an electrical subcontractor to locate reinforcement and conduits in an elevated, post tension, concrete slab in Minneapolis. The customer was looking to core drill through the slab and did not wish to strike any power, post tension cables or under slab contents during the process. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to supply the customer with concrete imaging without delay, providing the information needed and keeping the project on schedule. Our standard turnaround time for scheduling projects is twenty-four to forty-eight hours and we are often available to be on projects for same day service requests.
Ground Penetrating Radar was ideal for this site as it is an active office building in Minneapolis with many people on site for the construction project as well as tenants on different floors. GPR does not require the evacuation of the area as does traditional x-ray concrete imaging. GPR doesn’t emit any radiation and is completely safe to be around. Traditional xray is mostly done after hours; GPR can be done during normal business hours. All data findings are marked directly on the surface in real time at the customer’s request. At each location our findings are marked using permanent or nonpermanent methods to ensure the easiest and most accurate interpretation of the scanning provided. With GPR there is no wait for developing films as with traditional x-ray. Only one side of the slab is needed for scanning so time and resources are much more ideal for the tight schedules and budgets of today’s construction projects.
GPRS, LLC specializes in ground penetrating radar service and is our primary source of revenue. With that in mind, the amount of experience and specialization of concrete scanning and investigations as well as a nationwide network of technicians; GPRS is unrivaled in the industry. GPRS can supply your project with the safest and most accurate ground penetrating radar service in the business. Your safety and job efficiency is our main goal at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems.
If you are interested in learning more about our concrete imaging capabilities or other Ground Penetrating Radar applications such as thermal imaging used to locate radiant floor heating tubes, locating utilities and sub-surface anomalies along a proposed pipeline trench, locating underground storage tanks (USTs), clearing boring locations of possible utilities for soil samples, void detection or even structural investigations. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a demo or lunch and learn – let us buy your team lunch so we can tell you more about ourselves and what we can offer your company and projects. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has six full time employees local in the Minneapolis Saint Paul area, serving all of Minnesota as well as North and South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
GPRS does not provide geophysical, geological, land surveying or engineering services. If you need such services, please contact an appropriate professional. If you are interested in hearing more about how GPRS can help you on your next project, please call us at: 612-270-8427