The Importance of GPR Testing

rebar-cut-300x225 The Importance of GPR Testing

We took this photo recently while on a project. It shows a reinforcement bar that was partially cut by a core drill when a plaza drain was being installed and highlights the reason that all slabs should be scanned with a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) before drilling.

A GPR can locate embedded steel reinforcement and allow you to miss the bars. Cutting rebar or tendons can compromise the load carrying capacity of the structure. Cutting into other embedded items (such as conduits for electrical service or communication lines)could disrupt building operations or even be hazardous.

Call ETC for all of your GPR needs and we will bring our 3D machine out to make sure you do not damage your building.