Before beginning work on projects that require cutting into existing concrete, it is crucial that you obtain an accurate picture of any obstructions that lie beneath that concrete. Concrete radar Los Angeles County from Subsurface Imaging is a fast and affordable way to do this. Concrete radar can be used to detect the location and depth of:
- Structural steel
- Post-tensioned cable
- Electrical conduit
- Data conduit
- Underfloor ducts
- Underground storage tanks
- Utility lines
How It Works
Concrete radar detects subsurface obstructions by sending an electromagnetic signal into a section of concrete and then measuring the response. When the signal hits concrete, it bounces back somewhat weakly, and when it hits a metal object, water, or a mineral-rich object, it bounces back with more energy. By measuring the differences in these signal responses, we can paint a picture of where obstructions are located in concrete walls, beams, ceilings, and slabs.
Benefits of Concrete Radar Los Angeles County
Using concrete radar Los Angeles County before you begin work can save you time and money as well as improve safety. When you know where the rebar or cables are located, you can avoid severing them and causing expensive damage, dangerous structural inadequacies, and time-consuming delays. Because concrete radar is a non-invasive procedure, it also saves you from the costs and delays associated with sampling and patching.
You can benefit from concrete radar even if you’re not planning any type of construction project. Concrete radar can be used to evaluate the structural integrity of buildings and determine if structural steel is present everywhere it was called for in the plans. It can also evaluate the condition of that steel and see if it has deteriorated to a dangerous degree.