What Is GPR Concrete Scanning?

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GPR concrete scanners are used extensively around the world in many different building applications. Concrete scans help ensure that the structural design of buildings and structures are as accurate and complete as possible, reducing the risk of collapse or damage to the building from soil movement, weathering, and others. GPR concrete scanners are used primarily for pre-development land surveys to determine the location of utilities and where underground utilities may be installed. The ability to scan large areas for utility location has helped to reduce the time and cost associated with underground utilities.

How to Use GPR Concrete Scanning?

When planning to install utilities on the job site, it is important to have a consistent and reliable GPR concrete scanning and grading system in place. This will reduce the number of errors made when laying out slabs and maximize the performance of the equipment during the actual job site. Using GPR scanning equipment will increase the accuracy and precision with which the utility markers can be placed. Concrete grading and scan systems are also an essential part of establishing a utility line at the job site to prevent damage from rain, wind, ice and snow before the actual foundation footings are installed. Concrete scans are also used to determine if there are buried wires or power lines that would affect the operation of the foundation footings and other drainage systems.

During a typical GPR concrete scanning job, two or more machines are positioned on the job site, positioned above ground and on the ground. One machine will be positioned above the ground and scan the slabs off the foundation. The other machine will be positioned above the ground and scan the slabs to the foundation. In order to get a comprehensive scan, both machines must be trained on the same slabs. Both machines use high-speed, high resolution scanning equipment with state of the art digital imaging to produce detailed, high quality images.

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