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Buried Water Valve Located By GPRS of Colorado

Buried Water Valve Located By GPRS of ColoradoGPRS was contacted recently by Legacy Mechanical of Wheat Ridge Colorado to locate a water valve that had been buried by concrete during the pour. The customer had installed a water shut off valve, and during the instillation of the concrete it had been poured over. It was on a finished slab so they needed a way to locate the valve in a nondestructive manner, while also trying to avoid striking reinforcement or conduits. They decided to use Ground Penetrating Radar Systems to accomplish this task.

The area that the customer was investigating was an area of slab on grade on a train platform. GPR was ideal for this project because GPR only needs access to one side of the slab. Unlike traditional x-ray which needs access to both sides of slab, ground penetrating radar can perform all their work with access to only one side of the slab. The technician was able to image the concrete quickly and efficiently so that the customer could chip and expose the water valve. All findings were marked directly on the surface in real time along with approximate depths to the surface of the anomalies. This made further investigation of the area much easier for the customer. GPR is the new way to x-ray.

GPRS can not only locate anomalies in slab on grade situations, we offer other non-destructive testing such as locating post tension cables in apartments in Denver, or clearing boring locations in Loveland, Colorado. GPRS also has an office in Tucson, Arizona for your concrete imaging needs. Call your local representative Adam Rock at 303.775.8270 to schedule an appointment today.


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