Is concrete scanning equipment reliable and accurate?

Posted by PCTE on October 4th, 2022

Have you heard about any technique used in construction sites to know the reliability of the structure? Not to be fret, we are talking about concrete scan technology. We will discuss the subject in brief today.

What is concrete scanning?

It is a non-destructive method used in ground penetrating radar or GPR. We found its application for concrete cutting, coring, penetration, etc., to estimate the accuracy of the structure and detect surrounding services.

It is more reliable, safe, effective, and practical than the x-ray technique.

What is the significance of concrete scanning?

  • For new and existing concrete construction, penetrating radar is the safest. It is the most effective technology. It uses efficacy settlement, traffic regulator, underground utility repair, etc.
  • It is easy to detect damages in electrical pipes, rebar, cables, and other damages through GPR scans.
  • Damaging and cutting loosen the strength of concrete, and it can harm utilities, and it is a health risk factor for workers and the general public. In this concrete scanning, equipment plays a significant role in detecting destruction.
  • GPR radar scan provides data and information to the working team quickly compared to x-ray. It allows experts to within time they can fix the problems. Likewise- CCTV pipe inspection, remediation, invasive testing, repairing and slab cutting, drilling operations, etc.

Where and on which kind of surfaces is concrete scanning applicable?

Concrete scan technology and GPR is applicable in a wide range of conditions that include-

  1. Subsurface utility engineering
  2. Underground utility positioning
  3. Secluded utility location
  4. Efficacy site within the existing concrete
  5. Preconstruction utility plotting
  6. Planning and preparing for CCTV, video, or other pipe examinations
  7. Protection threat recognition, marking, and avoidance
  8. And others.

The scanning is used on any concrete surface before any cut or drill operation is complete. It includes-

  • Slab on grade
  • Columns
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Roadways
  • Sidewalks
  • Encasements
  • Tunnels
  • And more.

The Concluding Statement-

If your project involves concrete structural, concrete scanning is the best option to detect any damages. In addition, it is a safe and non-destructive technique to use. We are sure that you got a fair idea of the subject.

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