Concrete scanning is used for detecting any subsurface obstructions that could interfere with construction projects. This process uses ground penetrating radar (GPR) as a means of finding pipes, cables, utilities, rebar, and live wires, among other obstructions. But what makes concrete scanning important exactly? Find out why you need concrete scanning for your next construction project.
Concrete Scanning Promotes Safety
Concrete scanning is needed to ensure safety on the construction site. It allows workers to detect subsurface objects before they start penetrating the ground. As an example, a post-tension cable can be detected before you accidentally snap it and cause a blowout, which would otherwise result in injury. Electrocutions could also be caused, so scanning the area ahead of time is a necessary precaution to prevent these injuries.
Concrete Scanning Saves Time
If you end up striking any underground objects, it can cost you several days. All of the damage to these underground objects needs to be repaired before work can resume. It’s much easier to get concrete scanning done. By scanning the area ahead of time, you avoid having to spend excess time making repairs. This helps make certain that you complete your project on time.
Some people believe that scanning is a complete waste of money and that it is an unnecessary expense. However, while you do pay more money upfront using concrete scanning, you save money in the end. By scanning the area where you’ll be working, you no longer have to guess about where it is safe to work. You’ll save money because you won’t need to spend money repairing underground obstructions. Also, as we mentioned earlier, you keep your project on schedule. Projects that go over the intended time limit cost more money.
Concrete Scanning Offers Accurate Results
One of the best benefits of scanning is its accuracy. You’ll have closure knowing the entire layout of the area. This means all of your drilling, coring, and cutting can be done safely. Accuracy when drilling, coring, and cutting is vital to how efficiently the project gets done. If anyone chooses not to undergo scanning, they are taking a huge risk that can compromise the project and everyone working on it.
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.