• How it Works:

    Concrete Scanning is a type of nondestructive GPR Testing. Concrete scanning is used to detect and protect utilities and other structural supports in concrete. If you are going to start with the coring and cutting into the concrete, first of all, it is crucial for you to know what is inside. Concrete walls and floors usually contain electric cables, fiber optics, rebar, voids, mesh, conduit, and tension cables. Concrete scanning works like an X-Ray machine to image all these.

    Why Use Concrete Scanning:

    Concrete Scanning is a smart technology which assures real time diagnosis of the potential risks and problem areas prior to the drilling or cutting into the concrete structure. Unlike X-Ray, Concrete Scanning is nondestructive as it does not require job site evacuation of a concrete structure. The technology is safer than the X-Ray diagnosis as it is nondestructive and can be performed without disturbing areas or inhabitants. Along with that, Concrete Scanning ensures the safety of workers as well as the area, as it keeps everyone at the job safe. Not only this, but it also reduces the financial damage which can be caused if you accidentally cut a wire or any other object. Not to mention, it also saves you from other hazards and unwanted delays.

    Why Concrete Scanning is an Effective Technique:

    Damage of concrete structural elements such as rebar, poste tension cables and conduit can be costly and dangerous at the same time. Other than that you may have to deal with further difficulties due to the project delays, which will eventually increase the expense of the project. Therefore, it is better to take the precaution prior coring or cutting into the concrete surfaces to reduce the chances of potential risks. With concrete scanning, you can save your time and money as it allows you to prioritize your tasks as per the need.

    What do we Scan with Concrete Scanning?

    EASY

    • Rebar
    • Post-tension cables
    • Metallic and non-metallic conduits
    • wire mesh
    • Radiant heat tubes
    • L dowel bar and e-bars in road/bridge construction
    • Hollow-core slab
    • Measure cover depth above targets
    • Measure asphalt thickness over concrete

    MEDIUM

    • Glass (Delete Glass) rebar
    • Voids beneath slab-on-grade
    • Vertical rebar in columns
    • Depth of concrete slab-on-grade.

    DIFFICULT

    • Corroded rebar
    • Cracks in concrete

    Concrete Scanning Limitations:

    Limitations of cement scanning consist of not being able to see very deep within slabs approximately 18 to 24 inches deep cannot see through brand new or freshly poured concrete may not see conduits that are strapped directly underneath rebar. Our power cable detection equipment will not pick up an energized cables,Telephone, fire alarm, communication, fiber optics, DC wires.

    Project 2
    Screen Capture Number 3
    Date Collected November 4 2018 3:27 PM
    Mode Drill Locator
    Grid Grid02
    Grid Size 24 x 24 in
    Grid Resolution Normal (2.0 in)
    Concrete Cal 105
    Slice Depth 3.9-4.9 in
    Slice Color Palette (Contrast) 2 (Low)
    Grid Line Visibility OFF
    Drill Position (Numeric) 7.1 inches
    Drill Position (Alpha) 4.0 inches
    Drill Size 4 in
    Selected Line Line 1
    Depth 16.0 in
    Line Color Palette 1
    Filter ON
    Gain Level 2