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Reinforcement Steel Layout On Concrete Dock Slab In Washington D.C.

A solar energy tech contractor was given the task of designing and installing a group of solar panels on a concrete dock of a water treatment plant in Washington DC overlooking the Potomac River. Structural columns and beams needed to be anchored into the concrete slab in order to support the solar panels on the water treatment dock. The locations on the concrete slab where the structural columns were set to be placed contained reinforcement steel (rebar) that needed to be avoided as much as possible when drilling for their column anchors. In order for the contractor to locate the reinforcement (rebar) placement within the slab, they needed to GPR scan / x-ray each precise location. Ground penetrating radar, or GPR, is a form of non-destructive testing which allows GPRS, Inc. to detect subsurface anomalies within the concrete slab. Once detected, GPRS can trace out, then mark out the layout of the reinforcement mat within the concrete slab so that the client could look to avoid as much rebar and/or conduits as possible when drilling and/or anchoring.

The solar energy contractor contacted the subsurface detection specialists with GPRS, Inc. for the project. Phil Towles, one of our project managers in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia region took lead on the project and was able to mobilize on site to complete the subsurface investigation. Once the project was completed, GPRS Inc. was able to communicate with the contractors on site at the water treatment plant to assess all findings, limitations and the maximum penetration depth of our technology. Ground penetrating radar was the perfect solution for this project because of how time and cost efficient GPR is in comparison to X-Ray. Making GPR your choice of subsurface or underground scanning also eliminated the safety hazards of omitting dangerous amounts of radiation in comparison to X-Ray technology. Please contact our team in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region at 703-728-7333 or email midatlanticinfo@gprsinc.com to request a free quote or proposal, a site walk or to schedule one of our project managers to complete a project. Also feel free to visit our website for more information on our nationwide team at www.gprsinc.com or call our corporate office at 419-843-9804 or 866-914-4718.

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