Concrete Scanning at the Hoover Dam

Opening in 1933, the Hoover Dam has been one of America’s most iconic landmarks for over 80 years. This dam not only helped to form Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the world, but it also is a great source for hydroelectric power in the southwest. Without it, cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix would most likely not be the thriving cities that they are today. Due to the dam’s age and incredible importance in keeping the west watered, the need for upgrades was inevitable. Recently, a company was hired to take care of some of these upgrades and they decided to call GPRS: The Experts in GPR to ensure that their project would move along safely.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was called to scan multiple areas at the dam so that core drilling could take place. After core drilling, the contractor planned on installing anchor bolts which would then be used to secure heavy equipment. The scan allowed the customer to confidently drill without hitting any reinforcement in the 30 inch concrete slabs that were going to be drilled into.

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GPRS used a 1600 MHz antenna with the ground penetrating radar to scan the areas. All of the findings were clearly marked on the surface with permanent marker and discussed with the customer before drilling was started. Had they not wanted permanent markings, GPRS is always ready to mark findings on concrete using crayon or tape instead. No matter if you are working on an older historic landmark, or a freshly built hospital and everything in-between, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems can help.

Prior to saw cutting, core drilling, excavating, or boring in the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada areas, be safe & get as many questions answered as to what sub-surface obstructions are present. If you have questions about what lies beneath whatever surface you’re working on, GPRS can give you a much clearer picture as to what is below the surface. GPRS of Nevada is usually able to arrive on site to begin scanning within 1-2 days. The professionals at GPRS will take care of your project in a timely, safe, and accurate manner. Contact our Las Vegas office Project Manager, Andrew Yates at (702) 573-9228 or for a quote or to schedule your next project.