Ground penetrating radar, aka concrete radar, is a fast and affordable way to determine the depth and location of materials within a concrete structure. Concrete radar Orange County from Subsurface Imaging can be used to detect:
- Structural steel
- Post-tensioned cable
- Electrical conduit
- Data conduit
- Underfloor ducts
- Underground storage tanks
- Utility lines
It is crucial to detect and map all of these items before beginning any sort of project that could result in damage to them. For example, you would need to get concrete radar scanning before cutting into a concrete floor to install a new drain, plumbing line, or electrical conduit.
How It Works
Concrete radar works by sending an electromagnetic signal through a slab of concrete, and then measuring the changes in energy levels that occur as the signal bounces off of various objects located within the concrete. When the signal hits a metal object, it returns a high-energy pulse that tells us exactly where the object is and how deeply embedded it is in the concrete. Concrete radar can be used on concrete slabs, as well as on walls, beams, floors, and ceilings.
Benefits of Concrete Radar Orange County
Using concrete radar Orange County enables contractors and engineers to identify and map the location of subsurface obstructions without the cost, hassle, or risk of more invasive methods like exploratory cutting. By using concrete radar before the project begins, you can prevent accidental cutting of rebar or post tensioned cable, which could compromise the structural integrity of the building, as well as accidental cutting of electrical lines or conduits, which could be costly to repair. You can also avoid embarrassing accidents like cutting the main power supply as well as the resultant work delay.