Monthly Archives: September 2017

Los Angeles Buildings Conference & Expo

Penhall Company’s Seismic Retrofit Services department attended the Los Angeles Buildings Conference & Expo on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. This wonderful event, hosted by Income Property Management Expo and Apartment News Publications, was a great opportunity for industry leading professionals

10 terms you need to know to better understand concrete scanning and utility locating

Concrete scanning and underground utility locating are a must when performing any excavating, coring, drilling on concrete or on any other surface. If you are still deciding whether or not to utilize this service, this list will help you understand

What Is Liquefaction?

Liquefaction can be explained as the phenomena when soil behaves as a liquid when there is seismic activity occurring in that area. How does liquid behave? Liquid flows down and causes the soil particles to separate and lose contact. What

Employee Spotlight – Kent Kuehl

What does a typical day look like for you? I meet up with my client and after a firm hand shake, we discuss the extent of the job. This is when the fun begins. I scan the concrete and analyze

8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico

Mexico was hit with a massive 8.1 earthquake late Thursday night at 11:49 pm. This quake is the strongest to hit Mexico since the 8.1 magnitude quake quake that struck Las Primaveras over 85 years ago (  The epicenter of

The Use of Utility Locating Services in Hurricane Harvey’s Relief Efforts

Last week, Penhall Technologies had the opportunity to participate in the efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We performed our services at the NRG Center in Houston, which hosts the largest emergency shelter in the city. First of all,

Private School Seismic Retrofitting in SF

St. Anne’s Catholic School is the first of the four Catholic schools in San Francisco that will be seismic retrofitted by the end this year.  These projects came in response to an ordinance that was passed in 2014. This ordinance

Four Reasons Why Concrete Scanning Is Essential For Your Project

Concrete scanning is a method that finds subsurface hazards through the use of GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar). Some of the objects that GPR detects during scanning include: pipes, conduits, post tension cables, utilities, live wires, rebar, and voids, among others.