Before you start a new construction project, you have to make sure that any concrete around the area is safe. Failure to survey the area can put workers at risk and delay completion of your construction project. This is when concrete scanning can be helpful. By scanning the area, you can find potential obstacles to completing your project ahead of time so you can take measures to prevent injuries and future delays. We will go over how concrete scanning works and how it can help your next construction project.
The first step of concrete scanning is surveying the area. This is usually done when an area is uncovered. By surveying the area, you get an idea of what utility lines and other obstacles are lurking underground. With the place uncovered, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) experts will figure out where the GPR technology should be focused.
Using Ground Penetrating Radar
After the GPR unit gets activated, it sends radar beams to whatever it’s targeting. This is a brief process, and it doesn’t damage anything. Going through this process helps ensure the safety of the people working on the site.
The Concrete Scanning Process
GPR units are dependent on devices called electromagnetic wands. These assist in concrete scanning by expanding the range of the GPR unit, making it easier to see anything that is buried deeper under the ground. The amount of time between when a radar blast is sent and when it returns is documented, which indicates how far underground any obstructions are. After all of the data is gathered, an image will be shown featuring what is underground and where the items can be found. Knowing where any underground obstacles are located allows workers to maneuver around them when they’re on the job.
Benefits of Concrete Scanning
After concrete scanning has finished, it will be easier for workers to complete the construction project more quickly and efficiently. It also helps workers to stay on budget and finish punctually.
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.