Ground Penetrating Radar – Concrete Scanning
- Latest technology to map and identify the location of metallic and non-metallic objects and features
- A safe and reliable means of inspecting work areas for hidden dangers
- Locate steel/post tension cables, conduits and pipes, electrical cabling, voids
- Identify underground service locations
- Speed, cost-effectiveness, minimal downtime, structure damage, or possibility of worker injury
- Real-time results and formal reporting
- Identify safe drill and core locations
- Locate the exit point before drilling or coring through concrete
SEQ Concrete Cutting offers Ground Penetrating Radar and Concrete Scanning services using the very latest technology to map and identify the location of metallic and non-metallic objects and features, including underground service locations, and provide a safe and reliable means of inspecting work areas for hidden dangers. Steel/post tension cables, conduits and pipes, electrical cabling, voids and other objects that would cause damage to the structure or machinery or injury to the operator prior to concrete cutting or drilling are able to be located quickly, efficiently and reliably.
There are significant advantages in using Ground Penetrating Radar over older methods including speed, cost-effectiveness, minimal downtime, structure damage, or possibility for worker injury as well as the availability of real-time results and more formal reports. Our radar equipment makes it easy to identify safe drill and core locations and to locate the exit point before drilling or coring through concrete. Our team are highly skilled at using the technology and have years of experience behind them. Contact us today to discuss your Ground Penetrating Radar and concrete scanning requirements.
What people say
UNDERGROUND SERVICE LOCATION
As the name suggests, this is the way we find underground services. This service is also known as pipe and cable location or utility locating – allowing us to take in the depth and alignment of underground cables and pipes that contain utilities such as gas, water, electricity, telecommunications, and even stormwater and sewer services.
Why acquire this service?
- Experience and see how both electric and magnetic fields (EMF) or ground penetrating radar (GPR) help locate all underground assets
- Have a clear picture of what is going on in (and below!) your worksite before getting started which can also help save time, money, and effort.
Our service can help locate:
- Storm Water qw 5
- Sanitary Sewers
Why choose SEQ Concrete Scanning?
- SEQ Concrete Scanning takes pride in having the best people to do the jobs required – our people undergo continuous training to ensure that they are at par with industry standards.
- Quality – we only use the best tools and equipment on the market and these are operated by our highly trained and skilled crew.
- We work with trusted partners – we work closely with Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) to locate and mark all underground assets before excavation commences to reduce the risk of damage.
- We go above and beyond – we’d be glad to file a DBYD enquiry on your behalf. This also includes providing you with a comprehensive site report which includes a detailed location and condition/s of identified utilities.
- Legitimate – we comply with Utility Locating Industry Standards – AS 5488-2013.
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NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Non Destructive Testing or NDT is one of the services that we offer. NDT comes in varying forms where we make use of analytic techniques and technologies that detect, identify, and evaluate materials.
Depending on which part of the world you’re at, this process is also known by different names such as Non Destructive Evaluation, Non Destructive Inspection, and even as Non Destructive Examination.
What we use
SEQ Concrete Scanning Co utilises the following:
- CCTV Drain Camera
- Ground Penetrating Radar
- Underground Service Location
- Schmidt Hammer Testing
Our skilled technicians analyze and interpret the test results in order to help guide you with your report and project.
Why do Non Destructive Testing?
Non destructive testing (NDT) is the ideal first step when it comes to your building and construction projects. This industry standard testing and analysis technique that assesses the properties of your material along with its structure, systems and/or components.
There are many advantages to using NDT such as:
- Safety – NDT helps address any safety issues or concerns as these can be readily identified even before a project begins. It can tell whether a component is structurally sound, in need of repair, or would need total replacement.
- Reliability – NDT can provide accurate and reliable results. The process itself also takes away the risk of any oversight.
- Cost effective – NDT is one of the most affordable means of testing in terms of not just looking after project sites but with tools and equipment as well. Results from NDT can provide valuable insights on how to proceed with a project or with component replacements or repairs which can save you money in the long run.
- Reassurance – NDT provides you with the stability and peace of mind knowing that your tools, equipment, and project site is in the best condition it is.
CONCRETE STRENGTH & STRUCTURAL TESTING
Concrete strength and structural testing’s aim is to determine quality. This process is mostly utilised by builders, design professionals, and engineers during structural assessment, retrofit planning, and building..
Testing is done in order to determine if a structure is indeed suitable for its intended use.
Our structural testing and concrete strength scanning covers:
- Steel Corrosion
- Cancerous concrete
- Concrete strength
- Average MPa (megapascals) across the investigation area
The Schmidt Hammer way
We use the Schmidt Hammer testing process (this process is also known as the rebound hammer or Swiss hammer) that enables us to measure concrete or rock’s strength and elastic aspects. The results are then measured on an arbitrary scale that ranges from 10 to 100
A spring controlled mass is present in a Schmidt Hammer and it slides a plunger inside a tube-shaped housing. The plunger is pressed against the concrete surface while the spring controlled mass hits the concrete surface and rebounds back. The extent of the rebound is then measured.
Commonly used across the globe, this type of testing specifically:
- Determines concrete quality based on standard specifications.
- Relates and compares concrete elements with others for quality
- Checks for uniformity
- Finds the compressive strength of concrete
When you get us to do your structural testing and concrete strength testing, we guarantee you quality and professionalism at all times.
- Providing fast and reliable results via Schmidt hammer testing and GPR concrete scanning.
- For compliance – our Schmidt hammer testing follows Australian standard guidelines and the findings will be included in our reports that will be issued on site.
- Structural scanning – obtaining your concrete’s overall strength and picking up on any deficiencies such as cracks, voids, corroded steel, and even cancerous concrete.
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