Make Sure You Scan Concrete Before You Cut Or Core

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Cutting, drilling, and coring concrete is a necessary part of any construction process, however, there is a high risk of causing damage to structures or underlying conduits. 

For this reason, contractors find it essential to make use of concrete scanning services before cutting or drilling into a designated area. 

Concrete is one of the most trusted construction materials in the world as it can be incorporated into critical structures that require very long functional life spans, sometimes up to one hundred years. 

Concrete structures are not only durable but also have great compressive strength. 

Concrete scanning can gather data from areas such as bridges, roads, runways, buildings, concrete slabs, car parks, and many more, allowing clients to see what is embedded and exactly where it is before attempting to cut or drill into an area. 

The data is processed by trained technicians and the results are presented in 3-D images.  

Years of experience and specialisation in concrete scanning services has made High Resolution an industry leader in the field of concrete scanning.

Concrete Scanning Provides Important Information

The possible existence of obstructions in concrete can seriously hinder the progress of construction projects. 

A number of important details such as utilities, materials, and potential obstructions are required for operations to be carried out smoothly and efficiently. 

Advanced concrete scanning can detect and map the following:

  • Post-tension cables
  • Any objects embedded in the concrete
  • Electrical conduits – plastic or metallic
  • Water and radiant heating lines (including leaks)
  • Steel reinforcement including diameter, depth, and spacing.

Concrete Scanning Provides a Safer Work Environment

With penetrating concrete scanning the potential risks inherent in construction projects are greatly reduced and the work environment is made safer for everyone. 

Crystal clear images allow operators to conduct their work safely and more efficiently and reduce the risk of injury.

NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) Prevents Damage

High-Resolution Concrete Scanning offers Non-Destructive Testing and inspection using the latest technologies and carried out by competent technicians. 

NDT techniques allow the inspection of structures and components to detect hidden objects that cannot be detected by conventional GPR. 

Advanced Technology

  • Ground penetrating radar technology is used to transmit and receive electromagnetic energy pulses from concrete. 

It is a highly adaptable method that can be applied to large areas of concrete to map the location of internal objects and materials. 

This technology is so powerful that it is capable of efficiently penetrating concrete up to 300 mm deep.

  • With innovative X-Ray scanners, it is possible to detect any obstacles in the interior of concrete structures.

This includes items such as rebar, electrical wiring, structural steel, water pipes, electrical conduits, and any other objects that may be present.

  • Another area that High-Resolution Concrete Scanning specialises in is utility detection. 

Both radio detection and GPR techniques are used to scan concrete for the exact location of utilities. 

Highly skilled field experts often use a boost function from a stronger aerial in order to pick up more powerful signals from electromagnetic waves. 

This is particularly useful in locations where there is not enough space to carry out a scanning procedure as the antennas are able to pick up any information present.

The process of concrete scanning is incredibly flexible and efficient. 

When considering an area to core a hole, scanning will reveal with accuracy whether the chosen location is suitable to continue the work or whether a new location needs to be found due to obstructions. 

If you have any construction or excavation projects on the go, it is vitally important to hire a concrete scanning company to scan the location first. 

High Resolution Concrete Scanning is a company you can trust to provide you with the most accurate and detailed information when it comes to scanning your concrete structures. 

They have years of experience and use the most advanced tools and equipment in the business.

At High Resolution Concrete Scanning, our specialisation in concrete scanning services has made us industry leaders. If you need to perform any type of concrete scanning, then look no further than us at High Resolution Concrete Scanning.

Please call us today on 0437 365 830 or contact us through our website

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