Post-Tension (PT) Cable Locator Service

We are your post-tension cable GPR scanning experts. As well as using steel reinforcement bar (rebar), post-tension (PT) cable can be used to reinforce concrete and improve the strength characteristics of a given slab of concrete. PT cable will most usually be grouped together in bundles of 3-8 strands. As PT cables are used alongside rebar, it is often necessary when scanning for PT cables to survey a larger area in order to fully understand the structural composition of the concrete. 

Know What You Are Working On

By using PT cables, it is possible to reinforce concrete to the point of having a thinner slab with fewer upright pillars. These added structural benefits place a high reliance on the internal structure of the reinforced concrete. Cutting a PT cable can be very dangerous for the saw operator due to the very high tensile loads, as well as the risk to the structural integrity of the slab. While there are limitations to GPR concrete scanning, we will communicate these to you when on-site if problems arise. We pride our business on only promising what we can deliver. These limitations can include:

  • Fresh concrete not having had enough time to cure
  • Surface consistency of the slab
  • Very high top reinforcement density within the slab can cause poor signal penetration to the bottom of the slab
  • The slab may be too thick to provide a full scan of its internal structure

We never take your safety for granted and ensure that all surveys are completed to the highest standard to protect the structure and those who are working on it.

How We Operate

Keeping your team safe is our main priority and fundamentally this is at the core of what we do and how we operate. We provide a detailed report in PDF format with every GPR scan that includes clear pictures and a description of all colour coded markings and their respective meanings. Our aim is to be as transparent as possible. The report is easy to understand to provide peace of mind that you are fully aware of what you’re working on. We operate on a short turnaround time and if possible, we will attend your site on the same day as your booking.

A Highly Specialised Team

Our team has been rigorously trained to the highest standards in PT Cable location by the head geophysicist at Mala GPR. Mala GPR is a leading manufacturer of high-precision GPR equipment. Our team have worked across Sydney for clients from all fields making us your ultimate partner in jobs of all types. With over 5 years of experience in the concrete scanning industry and 15 years in the construction industry, our highly trained team and industry-leading equipment are your total concrete scanning solution. We pride ourselves on client satisfaction that can only come from completing our work to the highest specifications and requirements, your safety is our business.

Contact Us Today!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote. Our stress-free booking service is straightforward, we will ask you some clear and simple questions to ensure we understand the scope of work and are prepared to attend your site. Get in touch today for all your concrete scanning needs.