Post-Tension Cable Locating In High-Rise Building

A General contractor needed to core drill holes in the concrete to install new plumbing pipes in a condominium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The area that needed to be concrete scanned / x-rayed, using ground penetrating radar, was located on Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. 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 Moore runs GPRS operations in the South Florida area. This includes Martin County, Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and the Florida Keys. He can be reached at (321) 331-2127 or by email at Locating post tension cables for the installation of plumbing pipes is a very frequent service performed by the GPR technicians at GPRS, LLC.