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Penhall Technologies can help you locate rebar, pipes, post and pre tension cables, conduits and many other subsurface hazards that may be hidden in concrete. Our expertly trained analysts can also detect voids within or underneath concrete slabs. As a safety leader in the industry, contractors, engineers, and government agencies have come to trust Penhall first for safe and precise scanning services.
Scan concrete to identify obstructions before core drilling
Penhall responded to a customer’s request to perform concrete scanning to identify any obstructions at a site in Hillsboro, OR. We scanned an area of 2″ x 7 1/2″ before it was safe to perform core drilling for the installation of FPS. We were able to locate and avoid the rebar and post tension cable when we finally drilled.
Locate embedded objects within the concrete slab
For this project Penhall scanned for embedded objects within a concrete slab. 2.5″ X 12″ holes were going to be drilled in 7 different areas at a West Linn, OR job site. The purpose of the holes was for water tank footing.
Ground penetrating radar used to scan concrete slab with metal decking
Prior to flat sawing, Penhall performed scanning for a Portland, OR location for obstructions. We used ground penetrating radar to scan an area that measured 2’ x 2’ on a 7” thick concrete slab. The concrete slab sat over metal decking.
Bridge scan to locate post tension cable before installing a sign
Penhall recently aided in a customer’s sign installation. We located post-tension cables and rebar on a 10’ x 15’ section of a bridge. The bridge was located in Vancouver, WA.
GPR used to scan an octagonal concrete pile at the Port of Portland
On a cold Oregon winters morn, a Penhall Company core driller and a Penhall Technologies GPR analyst headed out to a pier off the bank of the Willamette River in the Port of Portland. Within the secure confines of terminal five, the 2 man crew lugged the gear needed to complete the task out to a barge 40’ below the deck. To access the work area a telescoping boom lift was used to haul the men and their equipment out over the water to reach the target area where the analyst scanned the two foot in diameter octagonal concrete piles using the GSSI structural scan mini HR.
Penhall was hired by a large construction and engineering firm to drill 2” test cores for an integrity test (crush test). The company’s project engineer did not want any of the reinforcement rebar or vertical pretension cable to be severed in any way shape or form. The workers scanned a five inch penetration where they followed with the test core. Everything went very smooth and as planned, and the project engineer was more than happy with the work that Penhall had done. The construction and engineering firm has since called Penhall back to schedule another job with the request that the same two gentlemen continue their good work in several additional locations.