The 4 Main Benefits of Concrete Scanning

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Nearly all major construction or renovation projects require workers to cut, core, and drill existing concrete slabs. One of the reasons this must be done is so that crews can identify hidden utility lines or confined spaces that could be beneath the surface. That’s where concrete scanning comes into play. Here are several of the main benefits of concrete scanning:

  • Concrete scanning makes your construction project safer: As you know, construction comes with a unique set of safety challenges. How you manage the challenges that are inherent in this industry is what will help reduce worker injury. Concrete scanning and ground penetrating radar systems help increase worker safety by identifying underground hazards such as live conduits, post tension cables, etc. These hazards can result in electrocution and other injuries that can impair or even kill workers and result in a halt on your build. 
  • Concrete scanning can protect your equipment: The second priority after worker safety for most construction site managers is usually equipment maintenance and protection. Concrete scanning can prevent your crew from hitting embedded objects that can damage equipment and delay your project. 
  • Concrete scanning saves time: As we said, without scanning the concrete around your site first, you are at risk of striking subsurface objects. The time lost while you repair machinery or deal with workplace injuries is time lost from completing your work.  In short, concrete scanning can help your project go swifter and even help you finish ahead of your deadline. 
  • Concrete scanning can help you save money: Concrete scanning can help your company stay under budget and meet timetables even before your workers arrive to start their job. It can do so by decreasing the amount of downtime your team experiences. 

How Concrete Scanning Work

Ground penetrating radar is used to scan concrete. During this process, a device is passed over the surface of concrete. This device then sends a signal into the concrete that is reflected back to a technician. The patterns that this scan produces give workers valuable information on how deep the material is and its integrity. Moreover, an experienced technician is able to determine the type and location of the material based off of these readings.

In short, you cannot afford to play guessing games when you are undergoing a massive construction project. Too much is at stake. And while concrete scanning is a project cost, it is one that will produce great returns when it comes to safety, scheduling, and results. We are a non-destructive, non-invasive, subsurface imaging company that can produce detailed reports on the subsurface conditions surrounding your construction using our ground penetrating radar systems and our underground utility locator. If you have any questions about our services don’t hesitate to contact us.   

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