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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.
San Antonio Concrete Scanning Projects that Penhall Worked On
Identify hazards within a concrete slab before core drilling
Three different locations were scanned previous to coring on a law office in San Antonio. The customer wanted to know of any hazards located in the slab. Rebar/wire mesh were located along with beams. The customer did not want to core through the beams, as we could not see all the way through the slab. The beams were marked accordingly and mirrored the beams on the ceiling above me as well. The customer wanted to core as close as they could to the wall, however, the scan perimeters are shown by the blue lines in which there is a 3”-4” blind zone in which the scan analyst could not get any closer due to an obstruction such as this wall. With that being said, the analyst scanned on the other side of the wall to get a bigger picture.
Ground penetrating radar is used to scan and locate obstructions in concrete
At a project in Boerne, TX, Penhall was requested to scan miscellaneous core drill sites for any obstructions that may be present. We used GPR to scan the concrete beam that varied between 6″ – 10″ thick.
Concrete scanning is used to ensure safety when cutting into concrete slab
In San Antonio, TX, Penhall performed concrete scanning to locate any cutting hazards, such as utilities, in a bathroom. We scanned approximately 15 areas in this location.
Locate all embedded objects to ensure core drilling safety
At another job in San Antonio, TX, Penhall was asked to identify embedded objects within a 6″ thick concrete slab. We used ground penetrating radar to locate the objects prior to core drilling.