Post-Tension Cable Locate On Concrete Slab

A General contractor needed to core drill holes in the concrete to dowel new rebar to reinforce new concrete walls in a government building in Miami. The area that needed to be concrete scanned / x-rayed, using ground penetrating radar, was a new construction project and was known to be a post tensioned slab. Thus they contacted the specialists in post tension cable locating, Ron Anderson of GPRS. 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 was able to identify the post tensioned cables, 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. 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 located the post tension cables in the concrete, Chris Moore runs GPRS operations in the South Florida area. This includes Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and the Florida Keys. He can be reached at (321) 331-2127 or by email at Locating post tension cables for drilling holes is a very frequent service performed by the GPR technicians at GPRS, LLC.