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Cut With Confidence, Not Hope… Many structures contain tension cables within the concrete. Post-tensioning strands are critical in the structural strength of a concrete floor. Cutting just one cable can be catastrophic and result in expensive repairs. Some buildings that commonly incorporate tension cables in concrete include:

  • Parking Structures
  • Office Buildings
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Hospitals
  • Sporting Stadiums

Customer’s Challenge:

Without knowing precisely where a tension cable is located in concrete coredrilling is not permitted. X-Rays of the concrete will be too costly and evacuation cannot be done for radiation exposure.

  • Cut Post-tensioned cable can cost $10,000-$20,000
  • Older PT cabled buildings have been known to “shoot” from sides or top of concrete
  • Delays in job to repair cut tendons

Our Solution:

Ground Penetrating Radar, or GPR for short, accurately images PT Cables within concrete.

  • No radiation so no evacuation perimeters
  • One side access
  • Instant results, no developing x-ray films
  • Approximately 5 minutes per hole
  • Savings over 99% by eliminating cut PT Cables
Case Studies Tension Cables
Case Studies Tension Cables
Case Studies Tension Cables