Rebar Locating

Written by Amy Hall
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Rebar Locating Using Non-Destructive Testing

Rebar locating using non-destructive testing is entirely possible with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems. This is a new system that in recent years has been fine-tuned to help professionals in the fields of engineering, mining, forensics, archaeology, and geology to better solve problems. More and more companies are using GPR instead of the traditional X-rays because it is more reliable, convenient, and cost-effective.

Often times, construction projects run into delays and budget overruns because of the problem of encountering subsurface utilities unexpectedly. Today, improved technologies and expanding utility demands have resulted in extremely complex networks of underground utilities. Design and construction projects in areas of concentrated underground utilities require precise location information in order to avoid costly delays, conflicts, service disruptions and most importantly safety hazards.

Putting It All Together

Fortunately, it is now possible to do rebar locating by employing the services of GPR systems. By scanning a targeted area with an antenna, radio pulses are emitted when embedded utilities are detected. This data can be analyzed for the precise location and depth of all subsurface utilities prior to any construction.

While GPR provides straightforward information regarding utility location, subsurface mapping provides multiple levels of sophisticated, descriptive information about underground utilities. When these two systems are used together, it is a win-win situation. The latest technologies have come together to provide professionals in engineering and construction the ability to do their jobs without having to guess about the location of potentially hazardous utilities.

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