Concrete Mapping Prior to Coring or Saw-cutting - Des Moines, Iowa

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Iowa received a call from a general contractor in Des Moines, Iowa that had questions about scanning concrete slab-on-grade prior to saw-cutting. The client was curious to know the benefits of having the concrete mapped prior to core drilling or saw cutting.

GPR can locate conduit, tension cable, rebar, heat tubing, and more, which allows for incident free drilling or sawing. Knowing where to cut and where not to can help maintain the integrity of a project, as well as prevent costly or even dangerous incidents.

We also let our customer know about our outdoor utility locating services. Excavating outdoors offers quite a challenge with the vast infrastructure of underground electrical lines, pipes, and tanks that are in the ground. The “811” service are helpful for locating public utilities however, they do not locate private utilities (which are just as dangerous).

Unfortunately, all too often, receive calls about clients needing our services after they have cut or damaged conduits or tension cables, but it is our mission to provide these services so that you can avoid these types of incidents. We encourage contractors to make it a common practice to include concrete mapping or locating (concrete or utility) in your quotes and bids. When you are cutting or coring concrete, it is important to have it scanned. Utilizing GPR on your project can help reduce injury, reduce lost productivity, and maintain that incident free professionalism that you demand. Our safety culture is comprehensive, ongoing, and guides the manner in which we all do our jobs.

Ground penetrating radar is a very effective technology for locating tension cables, conduits, and reinforcement within concrete slabs. Utilizing GPR on your project can help to avoid expensive damages, prevent severe injuries, and also preserve the integrity of your projects.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Iowa is available to service the concrete scanning and private utility locating needs of Des Moines and the surrounding areas. GPRS is a nationwide company; your local GPRS representative’s contact information can be located HERE. Our insurance certificate (COI) and W-9 can also be downloaded at HERE. For more information about services that GPRS offers, please contact Jon Deputy at jon.deputy@gp-radar.com or (515) 802-7088.

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