Clean Concrete Scanning With GPR
Concrete cutting and inspection experts know that to do the job right you need to have both reliable and non-destructive ways to locate and scan concrete structures before drilling, coring or even cutting. In this heavy duty industry it is not a luxury to have a good concrete scanner with ground penetrating radar, but it is a must. You have to have the ability to ensure a job well done but also the capability to inspect the element without compromising the integrity of the structure. This is where knowledge of your trade comes in. Where can you find a quality concrete scanner with the modern capabilities and demand of a GPR (ground penetrating radar) system? Let’s take a closer look at the answer to this question, and as we do be sure to pay attention to those important details.
To begin, with a ground penetrating radar system it can allow you to locate your targets in real time and in no time. Whether you are looking for rebar, conduits or PT cables a GPR will allow you to get the job done quicker and easier. As the saying goes, work smarter, not harder. Some systems even allow you to measure the thickness of the concrete. You can get a 3-D data output and the beauty of the more advanced products is you only need one sided access. In the past you need to have a setup on both sides of the object you wish to find, but that is a thing of the past.
This still leaves the question, where can you find the tools you need? While there are quite a few companies, you need to ensure that the GPR you employ is CSDA, ASTM, and ASNT approved. If you need to scan a concrete structure there’s only one true way to do it.