multiVIEW Locates helped pioneer concrete scanning and concrete imaging techniques in Ontario using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Today, our GPR applications are vast, including concrete scanning for bridges, roads, buildings and other structures. We’ve worked on thousands of projects across Southern and Central Ontario for customers that include plumbers, electricians, property developers, architects and construction contractors.
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When a stretch of road has recently been repaved, it may appear to be in good condition but the subsurface conditions might be poor. GPR has the ability to detect areas where asphalt is unusually thick or thin and this information can be factored into the design process.
Ground Penetrating Radar – the safe way to scan
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-invasive, non-destructive technique that is extremely effective at locating embedded features before customers saw, drill or break concrete. Unlike X-Ray techniques, GPR does not emit harmful radiation which means that no clearance area is required and there is no disruption to business continuity.
It’s effective over a range of finishes including rubber membranes, granite, marble, carpet, and asphalt, meaning that these materials don’t need to be cut or removed before the scan occurs. Also, unlike X-Ray, access is only required to a single side of the concrete slab, making it an ideal technique for slab-on-grade projects.
Leveraging GPR, multiVIEW Locates offers the following:
- Integrity inspection
- Delamination analysis
- Deterioration analysis
- Fracturing and crack imaging
- Core drilling clearance
- Slab cutting clearance
- Drilling and anchoring clearance
- Internal voids and honeycombing detection
- Slab thickness estimation
- Slab embedded utility mapping
- Concrete wall structure imaging
- Concrete wire mesh imaging
- Rebar cover depths estimation
- Reinforcement distribution, spacing, orientation and extent
- Reinforcement corrosion analysis
- Service installation
As experts in the use of GPR and a long history working alongside construction professionals, our Concrete Scanning technicians have the knowledge required to handle any task and any sized project. From four office locations, our technicians will mobilize quickly and assure a high accuracy rating. Once the data is captured, our Concrete Scanning experts can process the data and provide you with in-depth analysis including 3D imaging.
GPR data depicting rebar mesh and conduits located approximately 10 cm deep in the concrete slab.
Advanced equipment you can rely on
Our Concrete Scanning team uses the most advanced GPR equipment on the market today, provided by Sensors & Software Inc. Technicians are equipped with a variety of GPR systems to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, object resolution and scanning depth.
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