Concrete scanning can be incredibly helpful when working on a job site. It helps workers by keeping them from cutting into important utility lines as well as other vital systems buried deeply into the ground. Unless these systems are obviously marked, they can easily get penetrated and damaged, rendering them inoperable in the event they are impacted during coring, cutting, or drilling. This is why concrete scanning is invaluable. Concrete scanning has plenty of benefits that make it worthwhile for your next construction project.
You Can Locate Underground Utilities
By using concrete scanning, you can detect underground utilities before you start cutting and drilling. Such utilities include TV and Internet cables and lines that provide buildings with their gas, water, and electricity. Because you get to see these utilities before you start construction, you can avoid them and prevent significant damage. This helps your construction project run more smoothly, efficiently, and safely. What’s even more convenient about it is that it doesn’t require you to alter the ground in any way before construction. This makes construction projects more efficient because you only have to start digging into the ground after you know precisely where to dig and which spots to avoid. You don’t have to start digging only to find out you were digging in the wrong spot. That would waste precious time and money.
You Can Avoid Damaging Rebar With Concrete Scanning
Being able to stop yourself from damaging rebar is another great aspect of concrete scanning. As mentioned earlier, you can use it to survey the area underground before you start any type of construction. This means you can detect rebar beforehand, which makes it easier to avoid when you start your construction project.
Concrete Scanning Helps You Find Post-Tension Cable
Not only can concrete scanning aid you in finding post-tension cables, but you can also see the extent of said cabling. Post-tension cables can fall over or drape, and ideally, people can know ahead of time so their work can be done more safely. With concrete scanning, workers can account for how much of the cables will fall or drape, promoting higher work efficiency on their project while also promoting higher safety.
Concrete Visions Will Get The Job Done Right
Concrete Visions has been working with clients for over 25 years. Our G&M Services installers are certified with the industry’s major firestop product manufacturers. As part of our firestop service, we can assess abnormal field conditions and, with the manufacturer’s technical support assistance, provide engineering judgments in a timely fashion to comply with contract specifications. Our Field Mechanics undergo ongoing training, including mandatory monthly safety meetings, weekly Toolbox Talks where safety and equipment information is shred, and trainings on safe work standards and safety best practices.