Nondestructive GPR Testing Concrete Scanning Services
Concrete Scanning is used to image conduit, pipe, rebar, post tension cables, voids, mesh, concrete thickness. Like an X-Ray .
Scan2Core, Inc. is a structural imaging and core drilling company using the latest and most advanced mobile, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) concrete scanning technology. Unlike X-Ray equipment which requires job site evacuation and access to both sides of a concrete structure, GPR is a non destructive concrete inspection system that can locate rebar, post tension cables, pipes, and conduit in concrete structures, slabs, floors, and walls. This technology is much safer than X-Rays and can be performed without disturbing areas or occupants of structures.
Our Equipment radiates one tenth of the radiation you receive from your cell phone which allows us to scan during regular business hours without interfering with normal operations. We can scan within hospitals, populated businesses and computer centers with- out disrupting day-to-day activities or effecting sensitive electronic equipment. Our GPR surveys provide real time results which identify potential problem areas immediately prior to drilling or cutting into concrete structures.
Damaging structural elements such as conduit, rebar, and post tension cables can be dangerous and costly, not to mention the expense of project delays. A GPR survey performed by Scan2Core, Inc.. can isolate hazards in your concrete and reduce the risk.
Our services are routinely applied in any slab-on-grade, or elevated concrete decks such as hi-rise buildings, hospitals, airports, universities, and numerous retail, residential, and industrial construction sites.
GPR equipment transmits and receives electromagnetic waves into the ground subsurface or other material and detects interfaces between differing materials. The interfaces between differing materials are identified by changes which occur in the electromagnetic waves. These changes can be voids, reinforcing bars, underground utilities (metal or plastic), conduits, or various other items. The antenna transmits and receives a high-frequency electromagnetic impulse into the study material and records the travel time and amplitude of these impulses. The GPR system records these deflections and digitally process them. Data output is typically read and interpreted by the use of a color video screen. The data can also be digitally recorded and downloaded to a computer for further processing and interpretation.
Benefits of using GPR:
GPR is a real-time NDT technique that quickly locates the position of post tension cables, rebar, and electrical conduits embedded in concrete, eliminating dangers associated with cutting or drilling and the high costs required for their repair if cut or damaged.
Accurate target location within a concrete slab on-grade, wall, or supported slab can be achieved more quickly, safely, and economically with GPR services instead of other existing techniques.
GPR is a safer and less disruptive than X-Raying. GPR equipment is safe to use around people without any safety constraints or setup requirements. Because of these features, interruption of operations can be eliminated or minimized.