Whenever your workers are handling concrete, it’s always best to be as safe as possible. To increase safety around the workplace, you can use concrete scanning. There’s a lot to learn about this process and the benefits it provides to your workers and workplace. We’ll be going over everything about concrete scanning and what it can help you find.
Concrete Scanning Lets You Find Steel Beams
Concrete will usually be reinforced because that makes it stronger and more durable. Steel beams are what help the concrete achieve this level of durability. The problem is that these steel beams are too much for many tools, such as jackhammers and saws, to handle. Tools like these will get damaged if they try to penetrate through the concrete. Another concern is trying to avoid rebar and tension cables.
Ground penetrating radar, also known as GPR, is just as big a necessity as personal protective equipment. This statement rings even more truly when you consider how important it can be to have ear protection on worksites that are loud enough.
Concrete Scanning Helps You Find Electrical Cables
Another goal that concrete scanning has is to locate electrical cables and plumbing setups. As long as the workers follow all of the right concrete scanning procedures, they will be able to find whatever pipes and cables they need before they cause any accidents on the property.
It’s best to avoid having problems escalate from minor ones to emergency-level issues. There are many powerful tools used on worksites, and if they penetrate the wrong area, there could be severe repercussions. Concrete scanning is used to prevent disasters from taking place.
Knowing the stability of the concrete helps avoid the possibility of sinkholes forming. Sinkholes are a great danger to everyone on the job-site, so knowing how stable the area is goes a long way towards keeping everybody safe.
Find Hidden Voids
Lastly, concrete scanning can help detect hidden voids. Voids can sometimes be created by past sinkholes. Sometimes, they occur because of gaps in the ground that weren’t handled or filled before. If you work using concrete scanning tools, rather than something like explosives, hidden voids are far less problematic for you and your workers.
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.