Concrete Scanning is the application of magnetic and infra red imaging tools to detect voids or materials within an excavated concrete slab. Concrete is porous and has holes and voids in it. These voids can house dirt and debris and expand to the interior of the concrete when it dries out. There are many reasons why concrete needs to be maintained including for the purpose of accommodating various building materials. These materials include asphalt, concrete slabs, bitumen, concrete block, cement and more. All these require concrete scanning to make them as strong as possible and reduce the risk of cracks and slips.
There are many types of concrete scanning that can identify the location of underground piping, electrical wiring, and rebar. If you have a large building project happening where there will be a lot of concrete pouring then you should invest in this equipment so that you can detect pipe and electrical defects before the concrete gets hardened. Another reason why you should have a reinforcement scanner Melbourne, is that you can also detect voids underground which can weaken the foundation of the structure causing structural problems later on.
Another concrete scanning product is slab scanning Melbourne. This is very useful in identifying weak areas and defects in concrete. The high frequency of these waves will generate an image of the objects within the concrete once the waves reach the depth.
If you are planning to hire a contractor for your concrete cutting and drilling project then you should do a lot of research before hiring them. It is not enough that you contact the contractor and ask him to perform a job site inspection for you; you should know how much experience he has and whether he is a licensed one or not. Also you should know what type of work he is experienced in and what qualifications are his. You should make a list of all the things that you would require during the construction project and ask for the quotes from different companies. Comparing the quotes and costs of each company will help you to finalize your decision.
One other concrete scanning product is the x-ray machine which is used to determine the thickness of a concrete surface by detecting minute amount of radiation produced by the radioactive substance. Radio waves are used because they are less harmful than x-rays. The x-ray machine also consists of machines which help to align the scanners to the required area. After the positioning is done, the machines will need to scan the ground and the objects contained therein. These machines work by emitting low frequency radio waves that will penetrate the earth’s surface and help to locate the object or the area to be surveyed.
There are other kinds of concrete scanning devices such as the magnetic nose, which is also known as the magnetic survey. This kind of equipment emits waves that are invisible to the human eye. The main purpose of using this kind of machine is to discover obstructions, which are buried deep underground. By simply sticking your hand in front of the magnetic nose, it will generate a magnetic signal that will tell the machine what to do. There are other kinds of electrical conduits that can also be detected using this type of equipment.