Locating Rebar and Depths

A Project Manager working in Norfolk, VA called Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to locate rebar in a precast electrical vault they had built at a factory in North Carolina. The corner of the vault had a piece of concrete that had gotten chipped and broken off. The customer who had ordered the slab was convinced that there was no reinforcing in the precast vault, because the reinforcing was not visible where the piece of concrete was missing. The project manager who made the vault, called GPRS to come out and locate the reinforcing in the precast vault. They needed to know the locations and depths of the reinforcing. With the proper training, we were able to distinguish the depths and locations of the reinforcing, so the project could continue and the vault could be installed in the road and with no worries of the vault being able to withstand the weight of the road and traffic. GPRS was able to mark directly on the surface with the depths and locations of the reinforcing in real time with no wait. The project manager was in a time crunch and we were able to complete the request the within 24 hours of the request.

Safety is becoming a big issue in the construction industry. All of our project managers have completed the OSHA 10 training and are currently involved in an ongoing safety training course. Safety is a priority to us at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems and our track record proves it. GPR is a great tool to locate post tension cables, conduits, and rebar. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Virginia scans for tension cables multiple times a week. If you need any post tension cables, rebar or conduit mapping in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, or Williamsburg, VA area please contact Bryan Housand at (757) 335-1789 or at