If you don’t scan first before cutting or coring into concrete, hitting a subsurface object or hazard is inevitable. Hitting an object could injure your team on the job-site. Cutting a post tension cable will release the tension - which could cause the cable to snap or expand and cause serious damage. If you cut an electrical conduit, your team could be electrocuted. It’s not worth the risk.
Striking any subsurface objects can result in delays for your project. Some of our clients call us after they hit an object in concrete. Don’t learn the hard way and decide after-the-fact to scan the rest of your project to ensure that it doesn’t happen. Any repairs needed to fix damage can cause delays. Avoiding these incidents will ensure that you complete your project on time.
Don’t assume that concrete scanning is simply an additional cost for your project. In reality, concrete scanning is a significant cost savings! Having a clear picture of a cut, core, or trench area gets rid of the guessing game. Preventing repairs and additional services that result from striking a subsurface object can keep you under budget and on time.
One of the biggest benefits of concrete scanning is accuracy. Accurate concrete scanning allow you to proceed knowing that the proposed layout areas for any drilling, coring, or cutting are safe. Our analysts frequently find hazards in proposed layouts. If the client hadn’t scanned the area, they may have suffered damage harmed team members, incurred delays and massive repair costs.