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Explaining the Concrete Scanning Process

Explaining the Concrete Scanning Process
Concrete scanning is vital to preserving the safety of all workers during a massive construction project.

Before you can think about starting a new construction project, you have to make sure that the concrete surrounding the worksite is stable and safe. There’s the chance that you won’t be able to identify utility lines that are hidden below the surface. When this happens, you’ll need concrete scanning to help get the job done. Concrete scanning is vital to preserving the safety of all workers during a massive construction project.

Getting Prepared

A survey marks the first step in the concrete scanning process. This is usually done with new areas that haven’t been covered yet, but it can be equally important on modern construction sites. By surveying the area, you get an idea of where to find the utility lines or any other obstacles hidden beneath the surface. Once all subsurface obstructions have been identified, ground-penetrating radar professionals can figure out where their G{R technology should be focused.

Using Ground Penetrating Radar

After GPR gets activated, it will emit radar beams below the surface. The scanning process takes little time, and it doesn’t damage anything that you are concerned about harming. Concrete scanning is an invaluable process that helps to make sure your workers are kept safe.

The Concrete Scanning Process

GPR devices are dependent on devices called electromagnetic wands. These devices increase the range of the GPR unit, helping it to see items found deeper beneath the surface. Once the GPR gathers every piece of relevant information, a display screen will show workers an image of the items that are underground and where they are located. To keep workers safe, markers are used depending on the type of utilities that are found. This lets workers know where they can safely cut and drill without harming the worksite.

Benefits of Concrete Scanning

After concrete scanning is finished, workers will have more knowledge on how they should carry out their construction plans. This results in the job being completed more quickly and efficiently. It also keeps your construction project under budget because workers will know where they can drill and cut immediately without having to backtrack because they were cutting or drilling in the wrong places.

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.

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