Post-Tension Cable Characteristics
Post-tension (PT) cables are used in concrete construction to allow thinner slabs and greater span lengths between support columns. These cables, composed of steel wires inserted into a plastic sheath, are subsequently “tensioned” and grouted after the concrete is poured.Learn more
Locate conduits, post-tension cables, and rebar/reinforcing wire mesh, detect current carrying cables.
GPR is now widely used for assessing the interior of concrete structures. When cutting and coring for renovation and repair, avoiding reinforcing bars, post-tension cables and embedded conduits is a priority. GPR can sense both metallic and non-metallic features making it a versatile imaging tool. Construction records for many buildings are not readily available and construction often differs from design resulting in GPR being the only way to confirm what is there.
- Evaluating Concrete Imaging
- Plastic & Metal Conduits
- Post-Tension Cables & Rebar
- Slab Thickness
- Power Cable Responses
- Main Power Line Location
- Hidden Electric Cable