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GPR Concrete Slab Scan for Conduit at Hospital - Omaha, Nebraska

Locating Conduit in a Hospital Before Drilling – Omaha, NE   GPR Concrete Slab Scan for Conduit at Hospital - Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha and Des Moines Concrete Scanner ServiceGround Penetrating Radar Systems of Nebraska was contacted by a general contractor in Omaha to locate conduits in an elevated concrete slab prior to core drilling for plumbing lines and electrical conduit at a hospital in Omaha. The client admitted he knew very little about ground penetrating radar and to be honest, seemed a bit skeptical about what it could offer him. Regardless, he made an appointment, likely just to appease his client, but this gave us the perfect opportunity to show the potential of ground penetrating radar in construction. Throughout the process our technician showed the various ways GPR could be used to facilitate his project such as locating conduit prior to drilling or cutting, locating heating tubes, locating tension cables, analyzing concrete for thickness and rebar spacing, checking block wall for proper grouting, and locating beams just to name a few of them. After completing the project, it seemed as if the work spoke for itself, because the general contractor requested more information so he could include the cost in his future bids. Since then he claims that the money he spends on GPR has actually increased his revenue by decreasing incidents caused by hit conduits, thereby gaining him more work. The use of ground penetrating radar in construction is a relatively new concept, and is steadily gaining ground as a tool used by the pros. We frequently receive calls about clients needing our services due to cut conduits or tension cables, but it is our mission to provide our services before the damage gets done, so it is encouraged to make it common construction practice to include locating (concrete or utility) in your quotes and bids.

In construction professionalism is everything, and completing your projects without incidents can make or break your bottom-line. When you are cutting or coring concrete it is important to have it looked at. Utilizing GPR on your project can help reduce injury, reduce lost productivity, and maintain that incident free professionalism that your clients demand.

GPR is the latest and greatest technology to locate tension cables, conduits, and reinforcement within concrete slabs. Utilizing GPR on your project can help to mitigate costly repairs, prevent severe injuries, and also maintain the integrity of the building.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Nebraska is available to service the concrete scanning and private utility locating needs of Omaha and Des Moines. For more information about GPRS services please contact Jonathan Deputy at or 402-506-0815.

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