If you are currently working on a construction site, you have an obligation to make sure everything is completed, and people are working safely. All of your workers have to feel safe working with concrete or breaking down concrete. That is where concrete scanning will enter the scenario. Concrete scanners are a valuable tool inside the construction industry. Do you want to learn a bit more about the positive effects? Read on for a guide on what you should expect while you begin to scan the concrete underneath your feet at your next job site.
It Helps Locate the Structural Embeds
Concrete is typically reinforced to make it much more substantial. This reinforcement could be done through the use of certain items like post-tension cables, rebar and supported by steel beams. Unfortunately, once concrete has been poured, these become hidden and can also shorten the life of your tools, whether they’re saws or jackhammers that are trying to push through the rigid concrete. You will also have to look for electrical conduits, plumbing pipes, or other embeds located inside your building. Ground-penetrating radar, otherwise known as GPR for short, is a requirement for proper concrete demolition or cutting to ensure that the structural integrity of the building remains in one piece.
It Helps Locate the MEP Embeds
Concrete scanning aims to locate the critical embeds inside cured concrete. By using GPR scanning, your team can have complete confidence in knowing the location of these pipes and cables before anything accidental happens. Cutting without a correct scan and layout might cause a “hit,” which could shut down a job site from loss of power, loss of structural integrity, flooding, and more. Avoiding a “hit” will help save a large amount of costs from possible delays and back charges.
To learn more about concrete scanning and how else it can help your job site, give G&M Services a call today!
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