WHAT ARE REBAR SCANNING SERVICES?
Rebar scanning services are completed prior to construction to map out steel bars that are hidden in the concrete. Our team at ACS Underground Solutions, serving CT, NY, NJ, MA, and RI, uses concrete imaging to find rebar and post-tension cables to map it out.
WHY DOES CONCRETE NEED TO BE SCANNED FOR REBAR?
When building or renovating, your team needs to scan the subsurface prior to drilling, coring, or cutting. Supporting steel called rebar (reinforcing bar) is embedded in the concrete; and while it can’t be seen it plays a huge role in the construction process.
Rebar supports the concrete, helping to keep it together. While concrete is strong, it has weak tensile strength and that’s where rebar helps. Without it, the concrete surface will crack and won’t last long term.
IS REBAR SCANNING IMPORTANT?
Yes! During construction, if work is completed without prior scanning, you risk spending more time and money on additional repairs and also risk the safety of those nearby. The most common problem is when tools come in contact with rebar, causing damage to these expensive tools and possible injuries to those around.
Rebar scanning can also help preserve the structural integrity of concrete. The rebar serves an important purpose for the structure of concrete and if any damage to the rebar occurs during construction, this can weaken the surface and cause future problems. Remember, the concrete is the foundation of your project so start your project off right!
Schedule a rebar scan in CT, NY, NJ, MA, or RI with ACS Underground Solutions.
HOW DOES A REBAR SCAN WORK?
Your team needs to locate what’s underground before cutting through concrete. Unfortunately, you can’t see what’s embedded in the concrete. A rebar scan checks for you and ensures the concrete slab can be taken apart efficiently and safely, without coming into contact with the strong bars underneath.
At ACS Underground Solutions, we use concrete imaging technology to scan the surface to find rebar and map it out. Rebar scanning with the imager is quick, easy, and accurate with our high-resolution technology. We’ll help locate the rebar and show how deep it is, so that cutting and drilling concrete during construction doesn’t cause unforeseen problems. Rebar scanning with CGPR helps keep projects running smoothly, safely, and on time & budget.
GPR sends pulses into the concrete, and then our trained technicians read and map out where the rebar lies below. Once located, the rebar is marked so that contractors can successfully get to work. Rebar scans are inexpensive to do and can prevent costly and dangerous mistakes. GPR is noninvasive and doesn’t cause damage.
A rebar scan can also be scheduled if you think there’s an issue with your concrete. With signs of concrete failure, the area can be scanned to check on the supporting bars underneath to ensure their integrity.
ACS UNDERGROUND SOLUTIONS | REBAR SCANNING | CONCRETE SCANNING
Never cut or drill concrete before scanning! Schedule a rebar/post tension cable scan to precisely locate embedded bars in concrete. ACS Underground Solutions supports engineers and builders for successful project completion with rebar scanning services.
ACS Underground Solutions has been serving commercial and residential clients since 1997 and can accurately and precisely scan concrete, pipes, utilities, and conduits that are made of different materials – including non metallic and metallic. In addition to our Concrete Imaging & Scanning in CT, NY, NJ, MA, and RI, we offer Underground Utility Locating with GPR, Underground Storage Tank (UST) Locating, Leak Detection, Video Pipe Inspection, and Thermal Imaging.
Areas served include Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Contact us online or call us at 203-544-7190 to learn more about our services.