Concrete Testing Equipment

Written by Amy Hall
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GPR and Concrete Testing Equipment

Concrete testing equipment is used to detect and locate rebar, conduit, cables, and voids in concrete and other non-conductive materials. Ground Penetrating Radar inspection services as an alternative to radiography of concrete. This can also be a cost-effective alternative as it allows users to find subsurface materials without having to pay for multiple X-ray images.

GPR allows large areas to be mapped or target free areas to be located for coring. This is a valuable inspection system that operates with access to a single surface allowing slabs on grade to be analyzed as well as roof, floor, or wall structures. These advanced technical systems allow for conduit location, as well as electrical wire and tension cable location, without ever having to disturb either the surface or the subsurface of the areas involved.

Who Uses Concrete Imaging?

There are many fields that use concrete testing equipment. In the fields of civil engineering, construction, geology, hydrogeology, archaeology, and environmental protection, what you can't see often causes huge problems. It is often necessary to see what is going on below the surface of a structure to ensure the safety of the general public, for things such as highways, bridges, parking structures, and other buildings which house many people.

In places where earthquakes are a real issue, this GPR can really help engineers to see structural damage of high-rise buildings, bridges, or raised highways. By seeing what's going on below the surface, it is often possible to make changes or repairs to strengthen the structure without damaging the overall area. These systems have helped people in these fields do their job with much more accuracy and speed, thereby saving on time and money.

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