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What Is The Concrete Scanning Process?

Safe Walkways

Do you know of anyone who enjoys tripping in a driveway because of unlevel concrete? How about the backyard? Would you want to trip in a hole in your backyard due to weather patterns and foundation issues? The answer is probably a firm NO. With this said, homeowners are often worried about tripping hazards and other safe walkways around their homes. And sometimes in order to understand what’s going on below the surface, it is safe to scan the ground for potential hazardous objects.

sunken driveway lifted in Arkansas with Polyurethane foamThis is where concrete scanning comes in. The concrete scanning process is a non-destructive ground penetrating radar (GPR) process that can record sub-surface features. So basically, this geophysical method produces a continuous cross-sectional profile or record of subsurface features, without drilling, probing, or digging. 

How Does Concrete Scanning Work?

gpr machine for concrete scanning

GPR Machine

During the concrete scanning process, a ground radar system operates by transmitting pulses of ultra-high-frequency radio waves down into the ground through a type of antenna. This antenna receives the reflected waves and then stores them in the digital control unit. During the scan, a cart-like vehicle is wheeled back and forth in a systematic approach to thoroughly inspect the area in question. This procedure can reflect a certain depth at the bottom of the surface. 

What Are The Benefits?

A significant benefit of concrete scanning is accuracy. Because the concrete scanning process is able to detect continuous cross-sectional profiles without drilling,  it is the most effective process in projecting potential issues before starting on a process such as concrete leveling or excavation. In fact, you can proceed with a project knowing that the drilling, coring, and cutting areas are safe. Because the grand penetrating radar can detect utility poles, plastic, and PVC piping, it is a system that provides results. Furthermore, unlike other electromagnetic detectors, this GPR process can even detect through concrete. 

Want To Learn More?

If you want to learn more about our concrete scanning capacities, and how our radar system can help your concrete problems, contact us today. We service areas in all parts of Arkansas including the following cities:

  • Alexander
  • Arkadelphia
  • Beebe
  • Conway
  • Little Rock
  • Mayflower
  • Pine Bluff
  • Malvern
  • Sherwood
  • Benton

 


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