Ground penetrating radar technology uses pulses that allow construction professionals and engineers to see what’s going on under the surface. It’s useful in gaining a full understanding of a concrete project before any work is done. It’s a tool that is used to locate certain structural or natural elements that could impact the integrity of the concrete, along with the schedule and overall success of the project. Here’s how engineers and construction professionals use GPR technology to inspect the integrity of the concrete.
An Effective Approach
GPR technology makes gaining more knowledge about the ground’s subsurface a much more time and cost-effective task. The accuracy of the radar pulses provides a higher level of certainty about the condition of the concrete when compared to other techniques. Concrete inspectors are trained to detect problem areas and determine issues of concern on the surface of the concrete. By using a tool like GPR technology, these experts can go deeper into the inspection process to locate and identify areas of concern that aren’t immediately evident on the surface. Thus, from start to finish, the entire process can be completed in a matter of hours. The process includes the following elements: the scanning procedure, the summary, and the analysis.
Analyzing the Results
The reports from the GPR scan will directly impact the next steps in the construction process. If rehabilitation measures need to be taken before the project moves forward, the findings from the GPR scan will help engineers conclude what needs to be done to ensure the integrity of the concrete. Most concrete structures are built with a combination of concrete and steel. The steel is used to reinforce the strength of the concrete and help the structure last longer. While both of these materials are incredibly durable, many environmental and human factors will cause them to degrade over time. Upon completion of the GPR analysis, any necessary repairs can be scheduled to make sure that the overall health of the concrete will allow it to adhere to all necessary safety and structural codes.
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