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How Concrete Scanning Can Help in Your Next Construction Project

How Concrete Scanning Can Help in Your Next Construction Project

Concrete scanning is a very useful method in the construction industry.

If you are working on a construction site, you are obligated to make sure everything humanly possible is done to make sure everyone is safe.  All of your workers must feel comfortable working with concrete or demolishing concrete. That is where concrete scanning enters the scenario. Concrete scanners are a very useful tool in the construction industry. Do you want to learn more? Read on for a guide on what to expect while you start scanning the concrete underneath your feet at the next job site!

Locate Structural Embeds

Concrete is usually reinforced to make it a lot stronger. This reinforcement can be done through the use of items like rebar, post-tension cables, and supported by steel beams. Unfortunately, once concrete is poured, these become hidden and can significantly shorten the life of your tools – whether they are saws or jackhammers – that are trying to push through the concrete. You will also have to look out for electrical conduits, plumbing pipes, and other embeds located within the building. Ground-penetrating radar, otherwise known as GPR, is a necessity for proper concrete cutting or demolition to ensure the structural integrity of the building remains intact.  

Locate MEP Embeds

The objective of concrete scanning is locating critical embeds within cured concrete. By using GPR scanning, your team can have the confidence in knowing the location of these cables and pipes before anything accidental occurs. Cutting without a proper scan and layout can cause a “Hit”, which can shut a jobsite down from loss of power, flooding, or loss of structural integrity.  Avoiding a “Hit” helps save significant costs from these potential delays and backcharges. 

Revitalize Your Business 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 know how to handle equipment and potentially risky situations during a project. We offer services in the way of concrete core-drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, Air Barriers, Firestop, and BIM Project Management and Coordination. 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.