Building professionals like architects, carpenters, developers, electricians and plumbers use concrete scanning services. Scanning is carried out before the concrete is cut, cored or drilled. The purpose of concrete scanning is to limit the possible downtime on a project and locate targets inside concrete structures. These targets include electrical and plumbing lines and service and post tension cables.
Without knowledge of what is lying under the concrete, existing facility infrastructure could be severely damaged by the cutting and coring equipment. More importantly, the health and safety of workers could be greatly impacted as well. GPR or ground penetrating radar is used to scan concrete. This is essentially an updated version of concrete x-raying technology.
When repairs or renovation is being planned for a concrete structure, it is possible that post tension cables, conduits and rebar could be encountered during drilling, coring or cutting. A scanning technician provides the technical proficiency and technology to assist clients in safely completing their projects. They also help clients to stay within their budget.
Go for highly trained, experienced and fully-insured technicians to get professional and accurate results. They should have the capacity to scale their services to meet the size of the project and deliver prompt and efficient services.
Specific Benefits of GPR Scanning
Detecting Reinforcing Steel
Trained technicians have the ability to use GPR technology to locate post tension cables or rebar inside the concrete structure. They mark a grid directly on the work surface. This ensures safety and efficiency that will lessen the need for patching or repairs. It also safeguards the integrity of the structure. This will enable clients to carry out repairs and core drilling without delay, accident or injury. When organizing a renovation project that includes aspects of plumbing, electrical outfitting, drain installation, duct work or fire protection services, concrete scanning is an extremely useful tool.
Scanning technicians have the capability of locating voids and air pockets concealed in asphalt or sub-grade concrete surfaces. This type of degradation happens over time and results from impact, overuse or erosion and is typically not detectable on the surface. GPR technology can help in identifying these voids and prevent collapses.
Detecting Embedded Electrical Services
When industrial and commercial locations are being drilled, precise detection of electrical conduits is vital for preventing power outages, safety risks and costly damages. Professional companies provide comprehensive scanning and discovery services before drilling, coring or cutting. This enables clients to avoid hitting electrical conduits and safely drill safely through and into concrete slabs.
Concrete scanning is a vital tool that can alleviate a multitude of problems.