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4 Reasons GPR Concrete Scanning is So Important

GPR concrete scanning

GPR concrete scanning is a method that discovers subsurface hazards through the application of GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar).

GPR concrete scanning is a method that discovers subsurface hazards through the application of GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar). GPR concrete scanning detects numerous things during scanning. These can include pipes, conduits, post tension cables, utilities, live wires, rebar, voids, and more. Read on to learn more about GPR is important.

Safety Reasons

Cutting in concrete at random without scanning is reckless and potentially dangerous. There is a chance when digging into unscanned concrete that you can encounter an unknown subsurface object or hazard. Doing this can harm and possibly even electrocute workers.


Striking subsurface objects can result in extended delays and injuries. Often, clients call for GPR after they have already hit an unknown object by accident or surprise. After this, they take the time to scan the rest of their concrete to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Occasionally, repairs are even needed to fix the damage done by the accident before anything else can be done, further increasing delays.

Save Money

Without scanning, you are guessing when it comes to your concrete, which can make working with it in a timely and cost-effective manner almost impossible. However, GPR gives you a clear picture of a proposed cut, core, and trench area, so you know exactly how it needs to be addressed with no nasty surprises. This will increase the overall work-time of the project, which is over all highly cost effective.

Get It Right The First Time

Big projects require accuracy, which is impossible if you are guessing at what exactly your concrete contains and what its dimension are. This haphazard guessing leaves a wide margin for error and all sorts of surprise issues down the road. These can make projects more complicated and take longer, ultimately making them more expensive than you anticipated. Also, without GPR, you are putting workers at risk for injury and maybe even death. You are also risking potential unexpected damages to your concrete. It is smarter to choose GPR from the very start and go in with all of the information you need to get a job done effectively, safely, and on time.

GPR Concrete Scanning with G&M Services

G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. Our employees are also rewarded for positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meeting 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 Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.