Concrete scanning and core drilling are key processes required at some point in new and existing constructions. If you just go through the basics of concrete scanning and core drilling, you will automatically get a rough idea of the businesses that require these processes.
Concrete scanning with GPR is a non-destructive process of inspecting concrete structures to locate and map subsurface features. Ground Penetrating Radar, or GPR Scanning, is commonly used to inspect concrete structures. However, in some cases, X-ray scanning can also be used.
Core drilling is the process of making precise circular cores, or openings, in concrete structures for various applications. Core drilling equipment is used to drill concrete structures.
Both processes are used in a wide range of applications. Have a look at the businesses that require concrete scanning and core drilling.
Common Businesses that Require GPR Concrete Scanning and Core Drilling
Structural Maintenance Contractors
Concrete structure maintenance contractors often need to inspect the concrete structure for concrete assessment. Maintenance contractors work with concrete scanning engineers to locate the voids and air gaps that can occur over time due to pipe ruptures or erosion. These air gaps are often undetectable on the surface, hidden below concrete surfaces. Locating these areas allow maintenance contractors to perform necessary repair work and avoid collapses.
Finishing Work Contractors
Finishing work contractors require core drilling operations for a variety of applications, such as electrical outfitting, fiber-optic installation, drain installation, plumbing, fire protection services and ductwork. Finishing work contractors partner with concrete scanning and core drilling companies to perform the drilling operations safely. With the help of concrete scanning, core drilling technicians locate rebars, PT cables, conduits, voids and other subsurface features, and mark the locations for drilling.
Drilling the concrete structure without knowing the subsurface elements may result in accidentally cutting electric conduits, which may result in electrocution, damaging the drain pipe and plumbing fixtures that result in hefty repairs, as well as cutting the rebars and PT cables that put the structural stability at risk.
Construction contractors require concrete scanning and core drilling for a range of applications. Structural design engineers use concrete scanning to gauge the concrete thickness, determine the rebar content, finding the spacing among reinforced bars and elevation within the slab. Thorough concrete assessments help structural design engineers and site engineers to understand the makeup of the concrete.
Construction contractors also require partnering with concrete core drilling companies to create precise openings for the construction of high-strength foundations, and creating spaces for manholes as well as other construction elements.