Before you arrive at your next job site, you need to be sure you have all the equipment and technology that you can use. Scanning the concrete underneath your feet is immensely important, especially before beginning any cutting, drilling, removal, or demolition. Here is a look at why concrete scanning matters so much.
Beneath the Surface
One of the reasons why concrete scanning is so important is that it can help locate where utility lines are beneath the surface of the concrete. If a concrete saw or drill rupture a gas line, then the sparks can cause an explosion. Sometimes, even with no damage, a leak can allow invisible fumes to escape. Concrete scanning can also find water lines and other items such as rebar that has been embedded into the concrete to reinforce it.
Another reason to use concrete scanning is to find the location of important service lines such as telecommunications. You always want to keep everyone on the site safe, and this may not sound like a hazard at first. But it can have significant consequences for your firm if you upset the surrounding community by disrupting phone, Internet, and television services, not to mention accidental damage to underground power lines. Avoid these situations by scanning the concrete before, during, and after completing any work to ensure you haven’t missed anything.
With concrete scanning technology, you can take the time you need to learn everything about the new job site. Different types of concrete work rely on different tools, but without knowledge of what’s there, you might decide to try a process that isn’t the most efficient, and indeed, potentially dangerous. Are there unexpected pits or crawl spaces that your workers could fall into? This is worth looking into as well. How solid is the concrete that you are to be working on? Has there been soil erosion caused by a spell of bad weather? These are some of the questions you can answer through the use of concrete scanning. When you do everything you can to keep your workers safe, they’ll be much happier about their jobs.
Prioritize Employee 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 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.