CSI Concrete Scanning & Investigations is a local Queensland company specialising in;
- concrete scanning or imaging (the old technology is concrete xray)
- locate rebar in concrete
- locate utilities such as power, water and data in concrete
- measure slab thickness
- concrete strength and depth (cover) testing
- exit point location
- non destructive testing
- concrete scanning Brisbane (Northside and Southside)
Non-Destructive Scanning & Testing Of Concrete Slabs
While some companies continue to use outmoded and unsafe concrete radar technology that is terribly expensive, we have moved into the 21st century and now offer ground penetrating radar technology services.
At CSI Concrete Scanning & Investigation, we understand the true value of using top-of-the-line equipment for all of your construction needs. We have made a commitment to excellence, top quality service and reliability and intend to live up to it every step of the way for as long as we’re in business.
To benefit from our services, please contact CSI Concrete Scanning & Investigation by calling us at 0427 827 692 today for more information.
What is Concrete Scanning?
Some of our potential clients in Brisbane may be new to the idea of concrete scanning. It’s a relatively new field that is making great strides in helping those in the construction and building business. We would like to take some time right now to inform you about this practice. Hopefully you’ll learn how it can benefit you and your business.
Concrete scanning uses ground penetrating radar technology. Why is this technology beneficial in today’s construction environment? It’s the perfect way to discover and easily find post-tension cables and rebar inside concrete slabs. You’ll want to locate these (and anything else that is lurking within) before you begin any drilling, coring or cutting.
CSI Concrete Scanning & Investigations can attend building sites all over the Brisbane metropolitan area, both Northside and Southside.
How can concrete scanning help during your Brisbane construction process? To put it simply, this process will make plumbing, electrical fitting installation, sewer digging, duct work and other similar activities much more efficient and effective. In fact, by having the concrete scanned ahead of time using the ground penetrating radar technology, you are virtually making the job that much easier. You’ll never have to worry about running into unexpected post-tension reinforcement, wire mesh or rebar again.
Do you think this technology can benefit your business? Do you feel that your construction company will be able to operate more smoothly with this technology at your fingertips?
If so, please contact CSI Scanning & Investigation today. You can reach us that 0472 872 692 immediately.
Before we move on, let’s discuss technique for a moment…
The technique is actually quite simple. The only requirement is that when scanning an area where drilling will take place, a necessary grid scan will help identify the location of post-tension cables and rebar. This scanning itself is perfect because it will help you to figure out the perfect drilling locations and tell you exactly what you need to stay away from so that you do not hit any post-tension cables or structural rebar.
This drilling method reduces repair and patchwork tremendously. It makes your job as a construction company much more efficient and effective. You’ll never have to move away from a drilling hole because you encountered rebar. You’ll know well ahead of time exactly where all of the rebar is located. There will never be a surprise like this again. All of this is scouted out and figured out prior to any drilling taking place.
And even better…
The entire procedure is completely noninvasive. The entire structural integrity is protected throughout the whole process. So there’s no need to worry about any structural damage taking place because of the ground penetrating radar technology. It just doesn’t work that way.
Which Type of Construction Projects Will Benefit the Most from Ground Penetrating Radar Technology?
There are a number of essential projects that will experience a tremendous benefit from this technology. Whether you are working at a shopping mall, healthcare facility, maintenance facility, power plant or large factory, you’ll never have to shut down production or keep your facility closed if cutting or drilling work needs to take place.
Your facility can continue to run without any interruptions at all. We will use the ground penetrating radar technology to determine where cutting and drilling should take place. The GPR will tell us exactly how to come up with the best solution in order to prevent damage from happening. By preventing damage, we know that you will never need to shut down your operation whatsoever. You may need to close off a specific section in your building so that the work can commence, but as far as closing the company goes that is not an option or even slightly necessary.
How does this benefit you as a business owner?
The benefits are tremendous. You do not have to lose production at all. You will not have to shut down your facility or relocate healthcare patients. You do not have to turn away people from your mall. You do not have to close your factory doors or shut your power plant down. And your maintenance facilities can continue to operate without any repercussions whatsoever.
Want to learn more about concrete scanning for your Brisbane construction work? Please call our office at 0427 827 692 at your earliest convenience. We are happy to discuss everything that we could potentially do for you.
Exit Point Location & Concrete Testing Brisbane
Are you having a difficult time finding the perfect exit point and entry point for your project?This is normal for a large construction project of this magnitude. There was a time when it was extremely hard to come up with the correct exit point location. But technological advances in concrete scanning Brisbane make this difficulty a thing of the past.
By using the Hilti PX 10, we can pinpoint the perfect entry and exit locations for your construction project. If you choose the incorrect point you can actually ruin the entire project so get it right and use our services! With literally millions of dollars on the line in many instances, getting it wrong is just not an option.
When we commence the concrete scanning of your Brisbane work site, we will use the Hilti PX 10 to pinpoint the correct exit point location. This prevents any mistakes from taking place. This prevents any errors on your part. This ensures that the job will get done correctly from the very beginning.
Concrete testing is another important aspect of any construction project. By thoroughly testing the concrete in a nondestructive way, you’ll be able to properly analyze concrete and learn all of the significant details without having to destroy anything during the process. This testing method has been thoroughly proven to be the most effective way to properly test concrete. We highly recommend it to all construction businesses that are operating on a large scale when working on large projects like malls, healthcare facilities, factories and the like.
If you would like to discuss the scanning of concrete slabs for your building project, we recommend sitting down with us for a consultation. To schedule a free appraisal, please call Steve Price on 0427 827 692. We would love to meet with you.
Concrete X-ray Is Outmoded, Expensive & Unsafe
Before leaving us and potentially looking into concrete x-ray as your solution, we would like to spend some time discussing why this is outmoded, expensive and unsafe. We only want what is best for our customers. We only want to make sure that your business thrives. We only want you to have the best experience possible. And if you are considering concrete radar as an option, we need you to know that that is the wrong choice.
First, it’s important to recognize that it is an outmoded technology. Ground penetrating radar is the way to go in today’s construction world. This technology is the top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art. It is the newest technology and it will all but guarantee that you locate all of the rebar and post-tension cables within the concrete before any drilling ever commences. With concrete radar, there is a possibility that you will miss something. This could end up causing serious damage and costing you a great deal of money to fix the error. We would never want that to happen to you, so we really recommend concrete scanning for your Brisbane construction sites instead.
Secondly, concrete radar is actually a lot more expensive than ground penetrating radar in many instances. Why spend all that money on an inferior technology? Why spend your hard-earned money only to have to worry about unexpected rebar popping up during your drilling? This is not a good way to do business. You have to use the best technology available for such a large project like this. That’s why we believe that ground penetrating radar is always the way to go.
Lastly, safety should always be the main priority on a construction project of this nature. It’s a fact that concrete radar is not necessarily the safest way to perform this task. The non-destructive ground penetrating radar technology is much better and much safer. So if safety is one of your main concerns, then concrete scanning is the right choice for you and your business.
To learn more about this wonderful technology, please call CSI Concrete Scanning & Investigation right now. You can reach us at 0427 872 692. We will schedule a consultation and discuss your concrete scanning needs.
The Team: Steve Price
Other Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar
Ground penetrating radar can be used for much more than just locating rebar, wire mesh and post-tension reinforcement. This advanced technology can be used in a number of different ways..
Detecting Reinforced Steel
GPR technology is perfect for detecting reinforced steel. If you’re trying to locate post-tension cables or re-bar within concrete before core drilling for plumbing, ducting, electrical outfitting, fire protection services or the installation of drains, then this is the ideal service of choice. It will locate the reinforcing steel within the concrete structure. It will create a map of the grid onto the surface so that you can guide your drilling properly. This fantastic technology takes all of the guesswork out of the entire drilling process.
Detecting Embedded Electrical Services
It’s also quite possible and recommended to locate electrical services using GPR. If you’re trying to find electrical services or conduits running within or below concrete structures, in certain locations such as hospitals, retail centers and manufacturing facilities, then this is certainly the smart choice. Using concrete scanning to locate these conduits and services is the easiest way to detect for these instances. You do this prior to drilling and cutting into concrete slabs, and this will grant you the opportunity to avoid making any mistakes or causing any hassles. You will not have to shut down your facility due to a power outage or electrical failure when making a mistake on the job.
Ground penetrating scanners are able to detect voids in concrete. When there is subgrade below the floors of industrial facilities and manufacturing centres and they wear out over time from the impact of the repeated use of machinery or erosion, voids can certainly appear within the structure.
When there is an absence of subgrade it can create undetectable air pockets on the surface of the concrete. This is very dangerous, and there is a possibility that the flooring could collapse. Our technicians will locate any of these problem areas before they become a serious hazard. This will ensure that you do not have to suffer through any damage or potential lawsuits if someone were to get hurt because of these collapsing air pockets. Instead of worrying about experiencing serious damage to a structure, use this technology to improve and investigate potential harmful areas.
At this point, you should truly understand the benefits of concrete scanning through the use of ground penetrating radar technology, or GPR for short.
This technology can save countless hours of work. It can prevent serious mistakes from happening and it can even detect potential problems that could accidentally turn into serious hazards or major lawsuits.
Since nobody wants to suffer through damage or a lawsuit, we definitely recommend taking advantage of concrete scanning Brisbane.
To learn more about our services, please call CSI Concrete Scanning & Investigation as soon as you can. We can be reached at 0427 827 692 immediately. We look forward to working with you.