Monthly Archives: August 2017

What to Expect – Concrete Scanning for Your Construction Project

Deciding to scan concrete for your project was a smart decision for many reasons. It saves you time by knowing where to exactly cut, drill, or core. It saves money by preventing damages. And, most importantly, it keeps your project

Why Choose Penhall?

Why choose Penhall? A big company means big support,  customer service means everything! It may be easy to assume that when working with a large company you will not receive the same intimate level of customer service that a smaller

Employee Spotlight – Rachel Sturges

Meet Rachel Sturges, our Austin GPR analyst. Rachel is committed to bring you accurate scanning results to ensure safety in your project. She has worked at Penhall Technologies for almost two years, so she understands the importance of scanning first

Case Study – Underground Utility Locating Using GPR and Electromagnetic Detection

When conducting underground utility locating services, Penhall Technologies uses two types of technology: Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic detection (EM). Both of these are great resources for locating underground utilities. GPR locates underground utilities by emitting radar waves into

GPR or X-Ray – How to Determine What Your Project Needs

  Now that you have decided to scan first, you might be wondering what suits your project’s needs: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) or digital X-Ray? Penhall Technologies offers GPR services nationwide, and X-Ray services in Seattle, San Diego, and Los

The Differences between Ordinary Moment Frames and Special Moment Frames

Due to the latest seismic ordinances passed in Santa Monica, there has been a lot of talk around different seismic solutions and options, moment frames being one of those options.  There are three different types of moment frames: ordinary, intermediate,

Recent Recorded California Earthquakes

Written: Thursday May 18th at 10:37 AM Within the past 24 hours there have been seven earthquakes in Southern California, each of which with a magnitude of 2.2 or below ( Although earthquakes of this magnitude are not even considered “minor”

Seismic Retrofit Pass Through Rate City By City

It can be a misconception that if you own a rental property you are extremely wealthy with millions in liquid capital. Some may picture Daddy Warbucks or Scrooge McDuck counting his gold pieces in a vault. However in reality, many multi-family property

GPR Concrete Scanning Common Misconceptions

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a very effective scanning method to ensure safety when coring or cutting into concrete. However, there are still a lot of misconceptions about what GPR can and cannot do. This list will help you understand