Concrete scanning is a type of technology that enables contractors to safely mark concrete before cutting or drilling.
The ability to see structural components prior to digging is especially helpful in preventing damage to rebar, post-tension cables, and other utilities. Using concrete scanning to detect these areas can prevent serious consequences, such as a building’s immediate collapse, or a power outage.
What is Concrete Scanning?
Concrete scanning uses ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and other non-destructive technology to evaluate concrete slabs and columns. This technology uses transmitted and reflected signals to detect covered objects and other materials in the concrete. GPR is safe and non-destructive and is an excellent tool for inspections before construction.
What are the Uses of Concrete Scanning Technology?
Concrete scanning can help a variety of construction projects. Not only can it help find hidden structures, such as pipes or cables, but it can also provide accurate measurements of the thickness of a slab. The process can also help assess the depth and spacing of rebar, which can help prevent problems. This information can help reduce the amount of guesswork involved with construction projects, and it can improve job site safety. Scanning can also prevent the need for destructive work, which can compromise the strength of concrete.
Reveal Underground Services offers concrete scanning services to locate embedded utilities or buried objects. With this technology, we can identify any objects within a slab or column before drilling or coring it. The technology is safe and non-invasive, and it can also identify air pockets in the concrete.
Ground penetrating radar uses pulsed electromagnetic radiation to obtain a detailed image of subsurface structures. This technology is used in numerous types of construction projects and is an essential part of concrete construction. It is vital to detect hidden hazards and avoid expensive repair projects.
Why is Concrete Scanning Important to Construction?
Concrete scanning can detect rebar, post-tension cables, and electrical conduits. It can also be used to conduct structural reviews of buildings. For example, concrete scanning can help determine the spacing between rebars, and help to determine if any additional work is required. Concrete scanning should always be done before tearing up or modifying a concrete slab. Otherwise, this type of work may cause damage to rebars and weaken the structure of the building.
Concrete scanning can provide designers, engineers, and architects with invaluable information about the condition of concrete structures. It can also identify structural faults. These findings may require remedial repairs. Concrete scanning can also help engineers determine the thickness and density of concrete structures, enabling them to ensure they comply with building regulations.
Concrete scanning also can prevent accidental cuts to cables, pipes, and other infrastructure. By locating these hidden elements, concrete contractors can avoid damaging them, reducing the risk of costly repairs and delays. Furthermore, concrete scanning can also identify hidden elements, such as rebar, post tension cables, and metal pipes. A thorough scan of the project will reveal any hidden elements, allowing construction professionals to avoid any unforeseen problems.
How Can We Help?
At Reveal Underground Services, we are dedicated to ensuring safe, speedy, and cost-effective solutions for your construction needs. Our concrete scanning capacity enables customers to be fully aware of what lies beneath any potential construction sites, leading to a much-reduced risk of damaging any utility infrastructure.
Additionally, our services allow construction workers an additional level of safety, as we can check for any structural hazards or weaknesses before construction begins. We can view scans in real-time, so there’s no need to delay your project while you wait for test results. We will provide detailed finding reports on the results of your structural investigation.
Concrete Scanning across South East Queensland & Victoria
We service a wide range of locations, including Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, and greater Melbourne. To learn more about how we can provide excavation or scanning services for your construction project, please get in touch – our team of highly experienced professionals are ready and waiting to assist you.