Cutting, coring or drilling into concrete on a project site is risky business: hitting an electrical line, conduit or other buried features within concrete is not only extremely dangerous, it can also be costly, leading to work delays, emergency repairs and a loss of production. Even when as-built drawings exist, they may not be accurate or detailed enough to pinpoint the location of hidden conduits, electrical lines, rebar and junction boxes.
Today, most project owners are aware that scanning concrete is a vital first step to ensuring safety on any sized project where cutting, coring or drilling are involved. However, the traditional method of X-Ray scanning poses its own set of risks and challenges, and the method is largely being replaced by Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). In addition to providing a safer way to scan, GPR technology also brings many other advantages to the project site.
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