All of your workers need to be safe when working with concrete or around demolished concrete. That’s where concrete scanning enters the picture. Want to find out more? We’ve got a guide for what to expect when you start scanning the concrete underneath you on your next job site.
Find Steel Beams
Concrete is often reinforced to make it stronger. This reinforcement is accomplished through the use of steel beams. Unfortunately, the hidden beams can ruin any tools – whether they are saws or jackhammers – that are trying to punch through the concrete. You’ll also have to watch out for rebar and tension cables. Ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, is just as necessary as personal protective equipment, or PPE, is; this is doubly true considering the need for ear protection as job sites can be noisy enough to damage the hearing abilities of all of your employees, whether they are in the field or based at a nearby office.
Find Electrical Cables
The next objective of concrete scanning is to find electrical and plumbing setups. When your team members know and follow the latest scanning techniques and methods, they can discover the location of these cables and pipes before anything accidental happens. Accidents can and will happen, after all, and you’ll want to avoid letting your worksite become an emergency situation. Saws, drills, and jackhammers are incredibly powerful tools, and hitting the wrong pipe or cable could lead to a flood, especially if it is a water main that is damaged by total accident – to prevent this from happening, it is essential to use concrete scanning technology.
Verify Overall Stability
Finding out how stable the concrete you are working with is also crucial. That way, you can avoid cave-ins and sinkholes from happening and endangering all of the workers, supervisors, and equipment that are onsite.
Find Hidden Voids
Finally, you will want to use concrete scanning tech to find out where hidden voids are. These might be formed by previous sinkholes or gaps in the ground that were never filled in or dealt with in the past, which can be even more problematic when you are working on bringing down an old building with carefully placed explosives rather than conventional concrete working tools and equipment.
Prioritize Safety with G&M Services
G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
G&M Services offers services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and Firestop. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.