Concrete Scanning

Locate conduits before cutting concrete. Assess pipe conditions or map the deterioration along a bridge or road. Informed decisions can save you from unnecessary project cost overruns and liability. Using the most advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology, we’ll effectively and safely detect buried or embedded items, and inspect subsurface conditions required to make smarter decisions.

multiVIEW Locates helped pioneer concrete scanning and concrete imaging techniques in Ontario using environmentally safe 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 Ontario for customers that include design engineers, plumbers, electricians, property developers, architects, and construction contractors.

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.

Mark Popik, Senior Pavement EngineerThurber Engineering Inc.

Ground Penetrating Radar – the safe way to scan

GPR is a non-invasive, non-destructive technique that is extremely effective at locating embedded features before you saw, drill or break concrete.

  • Doesn’t 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 scanning occurs.
  • Access is only required to a single side of the concrete slab, making it an ideal technique for slab-on-grade projects.

Concrete Scanning & Imaging services include:

  • Embedded Conduit / Utility Detection
  • Rebar / Wire Mesh Locating
  • Concrete Slab Thickness Measuring
  • Bridge Deck Deterioration Analysis (ASTM D6087-08)
  • Void Detection
  • Project Management

High impact reports

Once the data is captured, we will extract valuable insights and provide you with an in-depth analysis report that can offer one or more modes of acquisition, depending on project needs and customer’s desire.

  • Mark surface of scanned project area with temporary paint or chalk lines to identify subsurface conduits and pipes using the industry standard colour code associated with the utility infrastructure
  • Photo Report identifying features, data points, and anomalies
  • Line Scan; section view data offered as a 2D image, colour coded and annotated for interpretation
  • Grid Scan; a collection of grid data that offers a more intuitive 2D image approach using colour contours maps to illustrate key findings
  • 3D Visualization; provides better insights to data analysis and interpretation (e.g. ability to visualize direction and overlay of rebar)

GPR data depicting rebar mesh and conduits located approximately 10 cm deep in the concrete slab.

Informative Image displays a 2 dimensional (2D) colour contour image of a concrete rectangular block. Image attempts to show the location of reinforcement bars (Rebar) found in the concrete block using the data collected from the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) scan. The image shows imbedded rebar as glowing yellowish/red lines that can be seen in the left-side and at the bottom of the blue rectangular block which represents void spaces in the concrete.

Expert field technicians

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 various locations across Ontario, our technicians will mobilize quickly and assure a high accuracy rating.

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.

Informative Image displays a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) unit with high-resolution touchscreen from Sensors & Software Inc. and used by multiVIEW Locates expert field technicians.


The multiVIEW Advantage


Unmatched Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) expertise

We helped to pioneer applications of GPR for concrete scanning in the early 80s, and were one of the original adopters of the technique. As such, we are deeply familiar with the technology and its many applications.


Investment in top technology

Our expert technicians use the most advanced Ground Penetrating Radar technology available, and are equipped with a variety of GPR systems to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, object resolution, and scanning depth.


Real-time results

Results are available onsite and in real-time: multiVIEW Concrete Scanning experts process the data and provide you with in-depth analysis including 3D imaging.


Fast, flexible mobilization

We mobilize quickly from various locations across Ontario. Our unique approach to resourcing fosters scalability, flexibility, and rapid response times.

As your partner in Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection, we’ve defined core values that drive our operations and form the basis of everything we do.

30+ years industry experience

We’ve achieved a unique position in the marketplace based on decades of experience, which allows us to provide added value to our customers.

Commitment to quality

We’re guided by our Quality Management System (QMS) and our team of experts executes all processes with the highest regard for quality.

Fast, flexible & responsive

Our strategic approach to resourcing fosters scalability, flexibility, and rapid response times. We’re here to support you 24/7, and no project is too complex.

Dedicated to training & safety

We foster a culture of continuous improvement through comprehensive internal and external training. Our Health & Safety culture is backed by our HS&E Manual.

Qualified, dedicated project partners.

A full suite of Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection services backed by our focus on Safety, Quality and Customer Excellence.