About Us: CR Scan – Unveiling the Stories Beneath the Surface

Our Genesis: Every structure has a story, intricately woven into the very fabric of its concrete. At CR Scan, our mission is to understand and preserve this narrative. In an era where structures are more than mere functional entities, they embody legacies, ambitions, and dreams. Born out of a deep-rooted respect for these architectural marvels, CR Scan set out to become more than just a concrete scanning service provider. We sought to be the guardians of these stories, ensuring that every commercial and residential building stands tall, sharing its tales for generations to come.

Diving deep into the world of concrete scanning with CR Scan reveals layers of intricacies:

  1. Commercial and Residential Buildings: Beyond the apparent urban facades lie the lifelines of cities and towns. We ensure every commercial structure withstands operational rigours while every home remains a safe haven.

  2. Tenant Liaison: For us, every scan is a relationship, a dance of trust and transparency. We value the people behind every wall and under every roof. Their peace of mind is as essential to us as the technical precision of our scans.

  3. Building Surveys: We don’t just look; we understand. Our building surveys are holistic evaluations, offering insights that serve as foundations for future interventions.

  4. Scan Reports: While our scanners delve into the depths of concrete, our reports bring to light actionable insights. Every CR Scan report is a roadmap, guiding stakeholders from inception to culmination.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

Over the years, our passion has found resonance across myriad sectors. Each one presents its own set of challenges, and at CR Scan, we’re equipped and eager to meet them head-on:

  1. Heritage and Listed: Reverence is at the heart of our approach here. We deftly navigate the balance between preserving historical sanctity and ensuring modern safety standards, making us a trusted partner for structures that are listed or protected.

  2. Highways: These aren’t just roads; they’re the lifelines of modern civilisation. Our scanning solutions cater to the unique demands of highways, ensuring their longevity and safety.

  3. Marine Structures: The eternal dance between marine structures like jetties, pontoons, and harbour walls with the forces of nature necessitates a scanning solution that’s both rigorous and nuanced. That’s where we shine.

  4. Multi-Storey Car Parks: These structural marvels, with their intricate balance of load and movement, benefit from our meticulous scanning processes, ensuring they serve cities efficiently.

  5. Nuclear and Power: In sectors where precision is non-negotiable, our concrete scanning services stand out. From on-shore wind farms to decommissioned nuclear stations, our solutions are tailor-made to ensure uncompromised safety.

  6. Rail: Our scanning solutions span across the vast expanse of rail infrastructures. From concrete pedestrian bridges to the bustling station infrastructure of the London Underground Network, we ensure safety and durability.

  7. Water Industry: The silent sentinels of our civilisation, from water storage dams to culverts, find a reliable partner in us. We ensure they stand resilient, serving communities unfailingly.

Our journey in the realm of concrete scanning has been marked by constant evolution, learning, and an unwavering commitment to excellence:

  1. Precision Personified: We employ state-of-the-art technology, ensuring every scan we undertake is a blend of accuracy and insight.

  2. Versatility Across Sectors: Our team, with its diverse expertise, understands and caters to the unique demands of each sector, making us a trusted partner across industries.

  3. End-to-End Guidance: We believe in partnerships. Our scan reports are comprehensive, ensuring stakeholders are guided at every step, translating insights into actions.

  4. A Commitment Beyond Concrete: At CR Scan, our allegiance isn’t just to the structures we scan but to the legacies they represent, the communities they serve, and the futures they’re destined for.

Industrial Park construction (2019-2020)

Knowledge Pool

Concrete scanning is the act of reading what sits under a concrete surface via the use of non-intrusive technology.

This is done in order to identify whether there are elements sitting under a concrete’s surface or to obtain an understanding of a known element’s condition.

Concrete scanning is further able to identify whether anomalies such as voids or cracks exist under a concrete surface.

All of these scenarios are then interpret by our leading industry specialists who are readily available to help you with any endeavours you have in mind.

Concrete scanning is the conducted via the use of non-intrusive technology such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), a cover meter, ferroscan instrument, ultrasonic scanning equipment and the like.

This technological equipment is able to non-intrusively penetrate your concrete structure and understand what is going on beyond its surface.

Once this has been conducted, industry specialists are then able to interpret the findings and report back to you on the condition of your concrete.

Additionally, recommendations regarding how to repair any poor condition found within the concrete are likewise provided.

Concrete scanning is able to detect a large range of different elements, depending on the technology which is being used. Overall, however, and in general, it is able to identify elements such as pipes, metals, asphalt, cables, masonry and such. Concrete scanning is further able to record and understand changes in material properties and any voids and cracks existing below the surface of a concrete structure. This scanning method holds the ability to be conducted on a large variety of mediums beyond concrete such as rock, clay, sand, coil, ice, water, pavements and more. In addition, this scanning method is likewise able to identify and communicate the condition in which a sub ground element or object is found to be in (e.g. corrosion, etc.)

Concrete scanning is an extremely effective scanning method.

Concrete scanning experts consider ground penetration radar (GPR) technology to be the best technique for scanning concrete.

GPR penetrates deeper than other methods.

The technology Structural Repairs uses has a better resolution than Ferroscan and the Cover Meter. The detection is not limited to metallic objects like these two methods.

GPR is further able to detect changes in a concrete’s subsurface and can detect most materials including plastic, wood and voids.

Overall, however, GPR technology is known for its precise, effective and very successful outcomes as it is able to provide specialists and clients with full and comprehensive reports regarding the condition of a concrete structure.

Concrete scanning is often required due to a large range of different reasons. For example, it is often necessary to understand the condition of any reinforcing bars lying at the core of the concrete structure as a means to understand its structural stability and strength. Concrete scanning is a common practice in renovation projects that involve cutting or coring of concrete slabs because it is crucial to understand if there is anything beneath the surface of these slabs. Failing to identify what is beneath the surface of a concrete slab could be potentially dangerous. It could result in injuring workers and causing accidents. Furthermore, cutting into elements such as electrical cables is not only extremely dangerous and potentially deadly, but is likewise very costly as this would disrupt the electrical supply, cause technical damage and delay the project. Concrete scanning can also be used as a preventative measure to maintenance the healthy of your structure through proactive, rather than reaction, action.
One of the main advantages of using concrete within the structure of a building is the resistance it has against fire. Fires typically visually affect most building materials, making it easy to identify them as unfit for use and later replace them. Concrete on the other hand changes very little in respect of the shape and size making it much more difficult to assess for damage. Concrete loses strength when heated above 300°C. Currently, people enter potentially dangerous and unstable parts of the building to assess damage and propose suitable repair methods or decide if demolition is necessary. Therefore, there is a greater need for new assessment technology. Our GPR and Ultrasound technology is the best non intrusive solution to survey and identify any voids and delamination. industry specialists are then able to interpret the findings and report back to you on the condition of your concrete.

Ground Penetration Radar
Our Ground Penetrating Radar services operate on a variety of difference concrete surfaces and structures.

They likewise hold the ability to identify and analyse an abundance of different sub ground elements and objects as a means to give you a clear picture of what is going on underneath your concrete.

As well as helping you identify the current conditions of your sub ground concrete, we are further able to assist you as we put into practice the remedial recommendations we have expertly suggested.

Before leaving the job site, Structural Repairs also make sure we communicate the best ways for you to maintain a healthy upkeep of your concrete going forward.

Rebar Corrosion Survey
Our comprehensive Rebar Corrosion Survey services utilise a range of non-intrusive methods in order to scan, identify and understand the current condition of the reinforcing bars under you concrete.

Via industry leading technology, we are able to provide you with a concise and comprehensive report. This will advise of exactly what is going on with your rebar.

Concrete scanning holds a plethora of different benefits. For example, it holds the ability to preserve the structural integrity of your concrete given that slicing through embedded elements can weaken the concrete and impact its structural strength.

Understanding what is going on under the surface of your concrete thus is likewise a time-consuming endeavour as it holds the ability to prevent large errors from taking place.

Cutting through a structure without being aware of any embedded elements can bring a project to a quick halt.

Avoiding damage and errors leads to cost savings as the project runs smoothly, thereby eliminating the need to repair damages, pay fines or penalties, or replace equipment or materials.

In all, a smooth project will allow for better for business to be conducted and will leave clients significantly more satisfied.

Our Vision for the Future

CR Scan isn’t just a company; it’s a vision. A vision where every structure, be it a historic edifice or a modern marvel, is understood, revered, and ready for the future. As we continue our journey, we invite you to be a part of our mission – to ensure every story embedded within walls, beams, and foundations isn’t just preserved but celebrated. With CR Scan, rest assured that every corner, crevice, and concrete layer is not just seen but truly understood.