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
- Sporting Stadiums
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
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