Knowing what’s under the area you intend to dig or break is critical to ensuring that your construction project runs as quickly, safely, and smoothly as possible. When you use ground penetrating radar (GPR) to test for underground hazards, you’ll soon realize that this technology is one of the best things to ever happen for construction. GPR improves projects in a wide variety of ways and today we’re going over our top four reasons why.
If you hit an unexpected object while cutting concrete, you’re putting staff, passerby, structural integrity, and equipment at risk. If a live conduit is struck, for instance, you could cause a substantial electrical event that could result in serious injuries. Cutting post cable tension is another serious threat, as it can blow out and snap causing loss of limb, death and a wide variety of damages.
Along with the danger involved, if you hit something while cutting concrete, it may result in severe delays that cost you time and money. If the item you hit needs to be dealt with, or if your equipment needs repairs, that lost time can add up.
From repair and replacement costs to workman’s compensation, making mistakes when cutting concrete can cost you a significant amount of money. Comparatively, hiring a GPR team is a very affordable way to ensure that your money stays where it’s most useful.
When your site is mapped and scanned for hazards, you’ll be better able to plan for your course of action with specificity and care. This comes with the comfort of knowing exactly what you’re getting into. Overall, GPR offers a host of benefits that just can’t be denied, it’s a quick and easy way to ensure that your next project runs smoothly.
GPR Services from Concrete Visions
Concrete Visions has over 12 years of experience and expertise in concrete scanning and we know how to detect any problems lurking beneath the surface. We use ground penetrating radar accurately and expertly and are familiar with many other methods that can be used when appropriate like concrete x-ray and electromagnetic conductivity. We are also very familiar with the latest construction safety techniques and train all of our workers to do their work quickly, accurately, and safely. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.