Utility hits and damage to a building’s structural integrity increase costs, delay projects, and put worker’s safety at risk.
When working on a project that involves concrete cutting or core drilling, the benefits of concrete scanning are clear. Hiring professionally trained technicians who can accurately interpret the results of a GPR scan ensure that you can drill, cut, and core with less risk of costly damage to wiring, pipework or structural reinforcement.
Concrete Scanning Applications
Locating Reinforcement Steel
We use GPR technology to locate rebar and post-tension cables in reinforced concrete. We'll mark the locations of the reinforcing steel directly on the work surface. These marks act as a guide so your workers know where they can drill or cut without damaging the integrity of the concrete and what is embedded inside.
Locating Embedded Electrical
Commercial and industrial construction projects often need core drilling and saw cutting. If you don't know where your electrical lines run then there is a risk of a strike. Concrete scanning is necessary for preventing accidental power outages, costly damages, and injury.
Analyzing Concrete Content
Concrete scanning analyzes concrete thickness and the rebar size, spacing, and depth in the concrete. Before engineers can make decisions regarding how to proceed with the structure, it is essential for them to understand the contents of the concrete.
Detecting Voids Under Concrete
Older buildings often have a problem with cracking and sinking concrete caused by soil erosion, compaction, and pipe ruptures. Our GPS technicians are trained and experienced in locating voids that are below the concrete and usually undetectable by visual inspection. Utilizing GPR can prevent workers from encountering an unexpected void–which could lead to a collapse.