CONCRETE SCANNING SERVICES
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive technique with a wide range of potential applications in the testing of concrete. It is gaining acceptance as a useful and rapid technique for non-destructive detection of delamination’s and the types of defects, which can occur in bare or overlaid reinforced concrete decks. It also shows potential for other applications such as measurement of the thickness of concrete members and void detection.
In the GPR scanning process, radio waves are directed into the concrete using a transmitting antenna at a certain frequency. Since radio waves are a form of electromagnetic energy, this energy bounces off of buried objects such as rebar, post tension cables, pipes and conduits and are then captured by a receiver in the same antenna.
Concrete Scanning & Evaluation
Cutting and coring experts and construction professionals require a reliable, non-destructive means to locate targets within concrete structures prior to drilling, cutting or coring. The industry’s widest range of concrete inspection antennas ensures that StructureScan is optimized for one's particular application. StructureScan is the tool of choice of concrete professionals based on ease of use, field-proven durability, and accuracy for locating rebar, post-tension cables and conduits.
CONCRETE SCANNINGFOR REBAR DETAILS
Concrete and construction professionals use ground penetrating radar to safely locate structures within poured concrete prior to drilling, cutting or coring. Take advantage of locating depth, spacing and omission of reinforcing steel or targets in real time, with only single-sided access required
CONCRETE SCANNING TO TRACE CONDUITS
Detect what lies beneath the surface before cutting or coring concrete. StructureScan allows concrete and construction professionals to safely identify conduit locations, therefore avoiding costly or dangerous hits
CONCRETE SCANNING TO ESTABLISH LOCATION AND DEPTH OF POST-TENSION CABLES IN CONCRETE
StructureScan helps to detect the location and depth of post-tension cables, location of steel supports (rock bolts, steel ribs). Let StructureScan identify the characteristics of the survey area, such as where the cables drape, for added safety.
CONCRETE SCANNING TO DETECT THE THICKNESS OF SLABS
StructureScan mini to determine the thickness and variation in thickness of suspended or on-grade concrete slabs
CONCRETE SCANNING TO DETECT VOIDS
Detecting the presence of voids, location of defective zones in the concrete structure, e.g. cavities, water leakage, fractured zones that can impact the structural stability of a concrete slab.
CONCRETE SCANNING FOR CONDITION ASSESSMENT
Engineers and concrete professionals use concrete cover information to determine if reinforcement bars are protected from environmental effects, and to identify areas in which the cover is non-compliant and the homogeneity of the concrete.