When you’re starting a construction project, scanning the concrete you’re working over may not seem like your first priority, but it should be. Ensuring that you’re taking proper precautions is about more than just safety, although safety is critical, it also comes with several other benefits. Concrete scanning uses ground-penetrating radar technology to detect underground hazards of all types. When cutting or altering concrete, concrete scanning proves to be particularly important.
When you’re cutting concrete, knowing what’s underneath is of the utmost importance for a number of reasons. If you were to strike something like steel cable or rebar, and it was to snap, the release of tension can lead to serious risk of injury. Likewise, if the equipment is to hit an unexpected object, a blade may break, or the machinery may jolt, causing injury or worse to those working nearby.
When you’re working a construction site, time is of the essence, particularly with winter and lousy weather quickly approaching. Having accidents and unforeseen hold-ups due to easy to avoid issues is something you can’t afford. Knowing what you’re working with from the start can help you budget time accordingly.
When you have your plans right from the start and no risks to your equipment, you can budget both your time and money accordingly. Many construction teams forget that increasing your time and work means more money out than you originally anticipated. Additionally, if you damage your equipment hitting avoidable underground materials, you’ll be adding on to your already high expenses.
Isn’t it easier for you and your client when you do the job right the first time? By scanning your concrete before you start your projects, you can increase your accuracy and ensure you do the job right from the start. It’ll save you time and result in happier clients.
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.Visit our website to see how we can be of service to you, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.