Bedrock is a hard, consolidated rock that lays beneath the soil. Most of the time, it isn’t visible above ground, which means it can present surprises during construction projects and digging for swimming pools.
Knowing the bedrock profile can inform construction project decisions and budgets. That’s because to eliminate bedrock, you’ll need to blast it, which can increase the costs of projects. But if you blast unnecessarily, you’ll increase your budget without need.
That’s where ground-penetrating radar (GPR) comes into a project. Here are the benefits of bedrock profiling using GPR.
Know Project Budget Before Starting or Quoting
ACS Underground Solutions can come out and provide bedrock profiling on the site where you plan to dig. We provide a report that shows the depth of bedrock on the construction site.
This allows you to build into your budgets the right amount of blasting appropriate for the project. You’ll be able to dig the soil as low as possible to the bedrock before blasting. But you’ll have the blasting team on-site and ready at an appropriate time to avoid incurring extra expenses.
Drilling and excavating to assess bedrock are the most commonly used ways of investigating bedrock and its depth. However, it has limitations and is extremely time-consuming.
Using GPR allows us to assess a larger area of land in less time, while still providing an accurate profile view. So not only will you save money on blasting the areas appropriately, but you’ll also save labor expenses on drilling and excavating to assess the land.
Avoid Project Delays
Bedrock surprises can mean unnecessary project delays. If you’re using the drilling and excavation technique to discover where bedrock is, you won’t be prepared at the project onset for when you need to blast the area.
This means you won’t have the right teams on site at the right times, which can delay a project. You might have to get on the schedule for your site to be blasted, which could take several weeks.
And for some projects, going over budget or delaying is completely unacceptable. Some construction companies have to make up for those expenses or time delays using overtime. You’ll find this to be a very expensive way of managing the construction project.
Pinpoint Foundation Weaknesses for Better Structures
Another important function of GPR bedrock profiling is that it can show where there are cracks in the bedrock. Cracks can cause weaknesses in the foundation that you’re building on. Those weaknesses could affect how you design the slope of your building to avoid structural issues later on.
For construction companies that offer a warranty on projects, this can help reduce expenses later if things begin to deteriorate due to these cracks in the bedrock.
Your engineering team can use the information from the GPR scan to plan out a building’s structure effectively from the start.
Pool Placement and Planning
Digging an in-ground pool is a routine construction project. But sometimes, bedrock gets in the way of the simple project.
GPR profiling can show the best pool placement to reduce the expense of blasting bedrock or to know what to expect with a project.
The more you know before digging, the better estimates your pool construction company can provide the customers to avoid surprises during the project.
ACS Underground Solutions offers GPR scanning and bedrock profiling in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Contact us 24/7 for more details or to schedule your service.
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