How Much Does Concrete Scanning Cost? An Expert's Guide

When faced with a construction project involving a concrete structure, there can be various impediments in the concrete that can restrict progress during the construction process and at the same time, hinder the safety of your team. To ensure a safe construction site, it is important to use ground penetrating radar (GPR) to uncover obstructions such as rebar, post-tensioning cables due to concrete cutting and drilling, electrical conduits, reinforcing steel, plus embedded utilities. GPR is an effective and non-destructive method of determining what is inside concrete structures. It emits no harmful radiation and can be used to quickly scan large areas without prior setup.

GPR signals may be inhibited or bounced if the scanned slab has a significant water or moisture content. Typical results include marking findings (object locations) directly on the structure using chalk, crayon or tape, verbal communication of findings while on site using 3D imaging as needed, and a report documenting each scan location. In some cases, an X-ray scan may be required to obtain more details about any objects that may be embedded in the concrete structure. X-rays are generally considered to be more accurate than GPR scanning, as there is less scope for interpretation of the results.

ACS Underground Solutions provides concrete scans using GPR technology for fast and accurate inspections. We perform concrete scans in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Naples and Fort Myers. When you need to know what's inside or on the other side of that concrete floor, wall or ceiling - ACS Underground Solutions is here to help.

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