Uncovering the Truth: A Comprehensive Guide to Concrete Scanning

Concrete scanning is a process used to inspect concrete slabs or columns prior to drilling or boring in renovations and new construction projects. Ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology is used to quickly and accurately scan concrete. A device is passed over the exposed surface of the concrete, sending a signal into the material. The signal is reflected back in different patterns depending on the type of material in the concrete and its depth.

An experienced technician can then interpret the reading and determine the type and location of the material. At ACS Underground Solutions, we make sure you know what is in your concrete wall or slab before one of our blades or drilling heads touches a surface. Our team of industry experts are second to none when it comes to delivering your desired result. We have clients from all over the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and Gold Coast who rely on us for our professional services. United Scanning are also experts in the field of concrete scanning, often referred to as concrete radiography or slab scanning. We provide our clients with a quick and accurate view of the structure, strength, and composition of their concrete structures.

Our customers include multinational companies, engineering and construction specialists, local and state government agencies, as well as residential and small business customers. Our technicians are carefully trained and certified to accurately interpret the information they receive from ground penetrating radar scans. As the scan progresses, our technicians capture images which are included in a report at the end of the job. This report provides a clear and accurate interpretation of what lies beneath the surface. X-ray concrete scanning equipment can only scan one side of a structure, making GPR more suitable for scanning slab-shaped concrete structures. It is faster, safer, and more cost-effective than other competing concrete scanning systems or traditional radiographic testing methods. Most hazards that exist are caused by improper use or transport of the concrete scanner, which an experienced technician will take care to avoid.

Images and image interpretations are provided in a timely manner and the process of acquiring the information is safe, non-destructive, and can be performed without significantly disturbing the space being scanned. X-ray scanning is an older form of scanning technology but is still capable of effectively providing a clear picture of what lies beneath the surface.


scanning is the use of ground penetrating radar and other equipment to detect materials or voids within a concrete slab. This means you can perform concrete scans at any time without disrupting surrounding activities on site. Depending on the nature of the structure, non-destructive scanning can provide greater confidence in compliance with safety and building regulations.

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