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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.

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Denver Concrete Scanning Projects that Penhall Worked On

Ground penetrating radar examination

Penhall Technologies was contracted to scan several areas of a newly constructed concrete road in Weld County, Colorado. The purpose of the examination was to identify the placement of steel reinforcing dowels imbedded in the concrete. The procedure began by marking the area to be scanned. The area was then scanned and the results drawn in red marker by the Penhall Technologies’ analyst, yielding a comparison with the required layout. An approximate depth was also recorded at each end of the dowels. This procedure was then repeated in several areas of the road. The client was in need of a non-destructive method to prove to the Department of Transportation that the road reinforcement was correctly installed. They previously used a method known as MIT to locate the alignment and depth of reinforcement, but were skeptical of the results when several areas of the road failed under that inspection. Penhall Technologies was able to show through GPR that the reinforcement was within compliance, thus eliminating a costly demolition and reconstruction project for the client.

Locating and marking rebar after scanning concrete flooring

locate rebar withing concrete flooring
For this project, Penhall completed a concrete scanning request in Arvada, CO. We were tasked to look for obstructions, such as rebar, post tension cables, or conduit, with a 6″ slab on grade. The total area that was scanned measured 1,100 square feet.

Concrete scanning ensures safety when cutting and coring

scan the concrete before cutting and coring
We recently worked with a client located in Denver, CO requesting ground penetrating radar. Our GPR analysts performed concrete scanning in approximately 200 different locations on this job.

Find rebar and conduit within a concrete wall

Scanning a concrete wall to avoid hazards before core drilling
Before coring, it is highly recommended that one scans concrete for hazards. This is what was requested of Penhall for a client in Golden, CO. We scanned a 12″ concrete wall at 2 separate locations.

Ensure there are no obstructions in the concrete before cutting to install anchors

Scanning for concrete support systems for installation of anchors
At a location in Wellington, CO, Penhall used ground penetrating radar to scan for obstructions. The obstructions that we were looking for were concrete support systems. The scanning in 8 different locations were necessary for the installation of anchors.

Ground penetrating radar used to locate rebar, post tension cable, and conduit in a concrete slab

Find what is within concrete using ground penetrating radar
We traveled to Aurora, CO, where we used GPR scanning to look for any obstructions in an area of 138 square feet. We found rebar, conduit, and utilities on this 6″ thick concrete slab.