Post-Tension And Electrical Conduit Locating At Palm Beach Condo

A General contractor needed to core drill holes in the concrete to install new fire sprinkler risers in a condominium in Palm Beach. The area that needed to be concrete scanned / x-rayed, using ground penetrating radar, was a remodeling construction project and was known to be a post tensioned slab. Then they contacted Matt Rankin of GPRS to do the concrete scanning, to indeed find out it was a post tension slab. This application, post tension cable locating, is a common job for GPR. GPRS, LLC. in South Florida took the call and mobilized to the site.

On site, GPRS scanned the concrete and was able to identify the post tensioned cables and electrical conduits quickly and accurately. They marked them on the surface of the ground and provided a report explaining the results. GPRS then collaborated with the general contractor, as to the depth and location of the post tensioned cables and conduits. The advantage to radar compared to X-Ray is that radar can locate the post-tension cables from the surface of the ground, without dangerous radiation. The project was a success and why radar is “The New Way to X-Ray”.

Chris Moore runs GPRS operations in the South Florida area. This includes Ft. Pierce to Ft. Lauderdale. He can be reached at (321) 331-2127 or by email at Concrete scanning to locate post tension cables for the installation of plumbing pipes is a very frequent service performed by the GPR technicians at GPRS, LLC.