UNDERSTANDING CONCRETE SCANNING FOR REBAR
With larger construction projects – commercial, industrial, or residential – there’s a big chance you’ll have to cut through slabs, so it’s important to understand concrete scanning for rebar.
Many concrete slabs have rebar, reinforcing steel that’s used to strengthen and support the structure and prevent it from breaking. If a contractor accidentally cuts or drills into rebar, they put themselves and others at risk of injury and can damage the integrity of the concrete, resulting in additional project costs.
One of our top services at ACS Underground Solutions is concrete scanning for rebar in CT, NY, NJ, MA, and RI. We know construction safety is important to prevent injury. We also know how important it is to keep construction on time and budget.
Check out our frequently asked questions about concrete scanning services for rebar or contact us directly.
CONCRETE SCANNING FAQ
Can you cut or drill into a concrete slab?
Don’t drill or cut concrete without a scan! If a construction project requires cutting into concrete, then it’s important to first scan and determine if there are any embedded objects below the surface.
What can be embedded in concrete?
Many concrete slabs have rebar for reinforcement. Other embedded objects include conduits, pipes, and tension cables.
What happens if you accidentally cut rebar in concrete?
Accidentally cutting or drilling into underground rebar can cause injury, damage, additional construction costs, and project delays.
What’s the best way to find rebar in concrete?
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology can locate underground rebar in concrete. Click to learn more about our non-invasive GPR scanning for rebar in CT, NY, NJ, MA, and RI. Technicians mark locations on the surface so that your team can safely drill or cut concrete.
Can GPR identify what is underground?
GPR detects where rebar, conduits, tension cables, and embedded objects are, while technicians determine what the object might be. When locations are marked out, the pattern can help us identify what the object is. For example, post tension cables are typically spaced further out than rebar.
What are other applications of concrete scanning?
Concrete scanning can also be completed to assess the concrete structure, including how thick it is. Scans can also detect voids caused by air gaps. Degradation like this can be caused by erosion, compaction, broken pipes, and more. While none of these may be noticeable on the surface, they put the structure at risk of collapse. We’ll help you understand what you’re working with.
What kind of projects require concrete scanning for rebar?
If you’re constructing a new building or remodeling an old one, you may have to cut or drill through concrete. If this is the case, you’ll need a GPR scan. This includes commercial, industrial, and residential projects.
If you discover that your building site needs a concrete scan before construction, then call us immediately to schedule your scan: 203-544-7190.
Our team will provide a timely, accurate, and cost-effective concrete scan to mitigate risk during construction. We’re committed to jobsite safety.
ACS UNDERGROUND SOLUTIONS |CONCRETE SCANNING FOR REBAR | CT, NY, NJ, MA, RI
If your project requires a concrete scan, contact our team today. ACS Underground Solutions has been serving commercial and residential clients in CT, NY, NJ, MA, and RI since 1997.
For concrete scanning in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, contact us online or call us at 203-544-7190.