Before drilling concrete, you should perform a scan of the concrete with a Ground Penetrating Radar to detect conduits, pipes, live wires, post-tensioning cables, rebars, and other underground objects. This will allow you to prevent various risks and enjoy benefits such as:

Reduce risks: GPR detection can help eliminate the risk of injuries on site. Since crews do not have to drill blindly, they can avoid common hazards such as post-tensioning cables and live conduits. An accidental collision with one of these hazards can result in a lifetime of disability or, in rare cases, electrocution.

Non-destructive: Since Scan Plus Concrete uses GPR technology, sites can be inspected non-intrusively, structures are preserved, and project downtime is avoided. With no damage to surrounding structures or reinforcing steel in the concrete, voids can be identified, located, and mapped.

Meet your deadlines: Most construction projects also have their own deadlines. It’s important to meet them on time, and concrete scanning will allow your team to progress at the desired pace. It eliminates guesswork and risks on the job, and that alone is worth the investment! Plus, the time spent dealing with losses is also money in your budget that you’ll need to account for.

Concrete Scanning with GPR Before Concrete Drilling

Concrete Auscultation with GPR

The GPR scanning service provides accurate depth information, identifies subsurface anomalies, and displays 2D and 3D images. These services include non-destructive testing, utility mapping and GPR scanning.

Concrete Scanning

Scan Plus Béton is a company specialized in the evaluation, testing and inspection of concrete structures. Our know-how in the field of concrete scanning allows us to better understand the impact of structural behavior on the choice of test areas.

This expertise allows us to know the interaction between the exposure and the structure and to know what is critical for the service life. Verify conduit placements and perform concrete scanning to ensure compliance with project plans and specifications.

Concrete scanning includes yield, slump, unit weight, air content, water-cement ratio, temperature, in addition to casting concrete cylinders for flexural and compressive strength.

Structural Auscultation

We have a great deal of expertise in many structural monitoring situations. Indeed, we can determine the properties of structures or materials and perform a complete structural inspection of structural systems.

Concrete Drilling and Detection by GPR

GPR is a geophysical location method that uses radio waves to capture images below the ground surface in a minimally invasive manner. The big advantage of the GPR technology is that it allows crews to accurately pinpoint the location of underground utilities without disturbing the ground.

For many reasons, construction, renovation, and remodeling professionals need an easy and accurate way to create holes in concrete, brick, and other heavy-duty materials.

That is why you should call the team at Scan Plus Concrete. With the GPR service, which allows the auscultation of concrete before making a core hole or a concrete drilling, can allow you to reduce a lot of risks.

It can also save lives, if you do a core drilling without testing the concrete, you could cut important electrical wires for the neighborhood or cut water pipes and flood the neighboring houses. That’s why you need reliable access to professionals who combine top-quality equipment like GPR with extensive hands-on experience in concrete scanning before drilling concrete.

Scan Plus Concrete offers concrete detection and drilling services in one service. We identify each client’s needs and meet them with exceptional service by developing innovative and practical solutions for all types of projects.

Contact us today to get a quote for your next concrete drilling project!