If you want to see inside a concrete wall or beneath a concrete slab, concrete radar Riverside County can help. Although it is not very effective in detecting plastics, concrete radar does an excellent job of determining the depth and location of items like:
- Structural steel
- Post-tensioned cable
- Electrical conduit
- Data conduit
- Underfloor ducts
- Underground storage tanks
- Utility lines
How It Works
Like any type of radar, concrete radar works by sending out an electromagnetic signal and then measuring the reflection of that signal as it returns to the unit’s antenna receiver. When the energy level of the reflected signal is low, it means the signal is hitting older concrete or plastic. When the energy level is higher, it means the signal has hit metal, water, or a mineral-rich medium. Our expert concrete imaging technicians can interpret the results of the radar to determine where objects lie in the concrete and how deeply they are buried.
Benefits of Concrete Radar Riverside County
Concrete radar Riverside County takes the guesswork out of projects involving existing concrete. By providing a detailed idea of where various obstructions are, concrete radar can help prevent accidental severing of rebar, post tension cable, electrical conduits, etc. This improves worksite safety as well as protects contractors from the costs associated with repairing these items.
Another benefit of concrete radar is providing peace of mind regarding the integrity of a structure or surface. Because deteriorated steel returns signals differently that intact steel, concrete radar can reveal areas in which structural steel needs to be reinforced. Concrete radar can also reveal areas where the fill material beneath a concrete slab has shifted and created voids that could affect the integrity of the foundation.