Concrete Scan for Rebar and PT Cables

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC. (GPRS) of Las Vegas, Nevada was contacted by a local general contractor to scan 17 proposed core drilling locations in an elevated concrete slab that contained rebar and post tension cables at a project, in Las Vegas, NV.

A GPRS Project Manager was able to meet the quick turnaround time needed to accomplish the job and to schedule and complete the task within twenty-four hours of being notified of the need. The client needed to make 17 core drilling penetrations ranging from 2 to 6 inches diameter in multiple buildings on site. GPRS was able to locate and mark out all structural reinforcements and conduits located within the concrete slab to allow for safe cutting and drilling.

This was critical to preventing any compromise of the structural integrity of the building and also preventing any injury to the individual using the drilling cutting equipment. It was essential that all reinforcements were located as well as live power lines and any other possible utilities that may be within the slab. Any damage during core drilling or saw cutting into a wall would not only be dangerous but also costly.

GPRS also holds a wide variety of scanning radar equipment, such as specially sized GPR scanners to scan the concrete in confined spaces that typically cannot be reached. This allowed more options for the client to decide where to drill in order to complete the work they needed.

Ground penetrating radar is a fantastic tool to scan areas of concrete to locate post-tensioned cables, rebar, and conduits, including PVC pipes. Ground Penetrating Radar can also be used for locating underground utilities such as water, gas, electrical, communication, sewer, and other objects prior to digging or excavating.

GPRS can also provide private utility locating services. Where “811” or Blue Stake services stop at the meter and only detect utilities on the public side of any meter, GPRS can complete the entire project and locate underground utilities wherever you need. GPRS also offers detailed reports, as-built illustrations, including GPS aerial mapping on a map or CAD illustration. Working with GPRS also offers each client a “one-stop shop” solution for not only their locating needs but also for concrete drilling and cutting. These services most often go hand in hand and are often needed quickly with little or zero notice. GPRS can help to streamline each job’s demanding needs by assisting with ground penetrating radar services as well as concrete cutting and drilling solutions.

Please contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to learn how we can assist with your next project. GPRS has successfully completed many projects such as this in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Kingman, Arizona, Laughlin, and throughout the state of Nevada and beyond. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems also services the entire United States in every major city.

If you would like to schedule an appointment in Las Vegas, please contact the local GPRS Project Manager, Tannon Hamilton, by phone at (702)573-9228 or by email at Contact us today for an estimate, free demonstration, or if you have any inquiries for your next project.