High Resolution Concrete Radar
High Resolution Concrete Radar scanning and imaging services is now offered at Consumer Markouts, to quickly locate and document what is beneath concrete to help contractors avoid costly mistakes when cutting concrete. Often contractors refer to concrete scanning as concrete x-ray but this is not the correct term. We use Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) equipment which uses radio waves that are safe and not gamma rays used in concrete x-ray equipment. GPR equipment is used on one side of a floor, wall or ceiling, where x-ray equipment requires access on both sides.
Drilling or cutting through concrete floors, walls or ceilings can be dangerous and very costly if you don’t know what is under the surface. Our GPR technicians can accurately and quickly locate rebar, find conduits in concrete structures and identify post-tension cables before it’s too late. It is essential to research what is embedded in concrete before cutting or coring concrete slabs, walls, ceiling, roofs and other structures. Every year contractors spend many thousands of dollars unexpectedly repairing damaged conduit or cables, replacing expensive drill bits and replacing concrete that they have damaged.
Consumer Markouts use the latest technology in High Resolution Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Systems. The portability of modern Radar Imaging systems allows us to move easily about the job site and record a large amount of data in a short period of time.