Concrete scanning is the process of inspecting the concrete structure. It is performed to serve a variety of purposes. Various methods are used for the inspection of the concrete. Concrete Scanning with GPR is an industrial method for non-destructive concrete scanning. GPR stands for ground-penetrating radar. It is used for non-destructive real-time inspection of concrete structures. It can measure slab thickness, locate rebars, PT cables, and conduits, and find voids. Here are the five things you need to keep in mind while choosing concrete scanning services:

1. Look for licensed, insured, and bonded

Skills and knowledge play a key role in the accurate inspection of the concrete structure. Find a licensed, insured, and bonded concrete scanning company. A valid license proves the skills and knowledge of the company. Valid insurance ensures that the staff working on the site is insured, and you will not be responsible for any accidents. A valid bond means you are covered for any theft and damage that occurred on the site by the staff working on the site.

2. Ask about the experience

GPR does not directly tell about the type of utility. It is the GPR engineer that interprets the images obtained from the GPR scan to find the type and location of the utility. An experienced GPR company has years of practical knowledge to obtain accurate and reliable results. Not just that, in many situations, concrete scanning with GPR does not produce reliable results. An experienced company can make the right recommendations based on its experience and recommend some other method. Look for experienced Ground Penetrating Radar services with 5 to 10 years of experience in concrete scanning or experienced staff.

3. Go through testimonials

It is very important to go through the clients' testimonials and reviews. It provides you with a decent idea of what to expect from your concrete scanning company. Check the reviews and testimonials. You can check the reviews on the Google My Business listing of the concrete scanning company. Visit the website to check the testimonials. A good concrete scanning company has multiple recommendations and overall positive ratings and reviews.

4. Know the service hours

Often commercial buildings need concrete scanning services before performing core drilling operations. Thus, they need services during the weekend and during office hours. Ask about the service hours. Look for a concrete scanning company that serves your needs.

5. Receive quotes

The cost of concrete scanning with GPR can vary from $1,000 to $2,000 per day, depending on the amount of interpretation needed and if a report is required. Receive the quotes from you two to three concrete scanning companies. Many concrete scanning companies provide free on-site expert engineering advice on how to avoid concrete obstacles without sacrificing project architectural/ structural requirements. Therefore, while comparing the costs keep in mind the value you are getting and look for a concrete scanning company that offers you the best value.

Looking for a concrete scanning company in Virginia, MD, DC, and other neighboring states? Get in touch with Concrete Insight. We have more than 25 years of experience in concrete scanning. We use GSSI StructureScan Pro SIR400, which can accurately detect metal, plastic, PVC, and more. It provides quick and accurate results. Contact to receive quotes for your projects.