Concrete scanning is a process used to locate hazards that are found beneath the surface. This is done with the help of ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Among the objects that can be detected, we have piping, post-tension cables, utilities, rebar, live wire, and conduits. But what is the reason we need to locate these objects before commencing construction? We’re going to go over why concrete scanning is a necessity for any construction project.
If you try to cut through concrete without doing scanning ahead of time, there’s a higher likelihood that you will run into subsurface obstructions and hazards, which can often cause injuries to people around the worksite. As an example, workers may accidentally cut through a post-tension cable. This can result in a blowout because the cable will likely extend and/or snap. Workers could get electrocuted if they do this. Avoid these risks and scan the area first.
Concrete Scanning Saves Time
If you strike any objects that are underground, it’s going to take time away from your project to address the problem. What happens quite often is that clients will make calls regarding problems they have once they’ve already hit underground obstructions. It would be a lot easier if you prevented the problem from happening rather than if you try to handle the problem after it occurred. What’s more, is that you’ll likely have to get concrete scanning done anyway to avoid future damage.
Getting concrete scanning done beforehand is the way to go. You’ll save time long term if you aren’t encountering avoidable problems, and you’ll save money having to make extra repairs.
Concrete Scanning Saves Money
If you don’t hire scanning services before you start digging, the costs that come with any repairs you need will far exceed the cost of the scanning services themselves. Some people may try to skimp out on these services in an attempt to save money, but it often comes with regret when digging doesn’t go as planned.
Concrete Scanning is Accurate
One of the greatest benefits of scanning your concrete is how accurate scanning is. You’ll be able to work on your construction site, knowing whether or not layout areas are deemed safe for excavating. It’s this safety that should be most valuable to you and the ones working on the property.
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.