Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology provides a non-destructive method for identifying objects within concrete. In most cases, a GPR concrete scanning can identify post tension cables, rebar, electrical conduits, PVC pipes and concrete slab thickness. Real time graphic displays can indicate cracks, voids, corrosion and areas to avoid for coring, drilling, cutting and excavation. Our organization has sought after and trained one on one, with the best representatives, academics, field technicians and respected authors in the GPR industry to ensure our clients receive the best service available.
Radar Scan employs the latest in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) equipment and graphic software allowing us to visually travel through concrete inch by inch. This image is a typical representation of how rebar mat would appear.
The dangers associated with high voltage wiring embedded in concrete cannot be overstated. Serious injury or death can occur by coming in contact with live wires. The green arrow in the image below points to high voltage wiring embedded in a concrete slab. The yellow arrow points to a graph that measure the amount of voltage present. A simple scan can identify where electrical wiring is located.
POST TENSION CABLES
Many modern concrete structures utilize post tension cables in their structural design. These cables present a serious hazard even if they are accidentally nicked. A flying 9.3mm Post tension strand can have as much force as 65kN of force behind it. Equivalent to 6 small cars. The release of this stored energy by cutting or nicking can cause serious injury or death from the cable itself or flying concrete debris. This overhead sectional slice indicates the location and depth of post tension targets.
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