CR Scan: Concrete Scanning Excellence in Ensuring Structural Integrity

Modern engineering is a marvel, intricately weaving technology, innovation, and expertise. The resultant structures, whether commercial or residential, stand tall, housing dreams and ambitions. But beneath their towering presence, issues like Concrete Cancer, Delamination, and Corrosion can lurk, compromising the integrity and safety of these buildings. Enter CR Scan, a pioneer in non-intrusive concrete scanning, dedicated to preserving your structures and ensuring their longevity. Let’s delve deeper into the realm of concrete scanning, elucidate its importance, and spotlight why CR Scan is the premier choice for discerning clients.

‘Concrete Cancer’ is more than just an industry term; it’s an alarm bell for property owners and developers. This phenomenon, often resulting from the corrosion of steel reinforcements within concrete, leads to expansive pressure and subsequent concrete cracking. As the steel expands, it displaces the surrounding concrete, leading to not just cosmetic issues but severe structural concerns.

Identifying Concrete Cancer early on is vital. At CR Scan, our advanced scanning technologies pinpoint the early signs of this ailment, ensuring timely intervention and preventing further deterioration.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

Delamination in concrete structures represents a separation between layers, often due to entrapped air or water, creating voids or blisters. The integrity of the structure is compromised, and if untreated, can lead to larger cracks, water intrusion, and even structural failure.

The non-intrusive scanning methods employed by CR Scan can detect these delaminations with precision. We go beyond the surface, uncovering hidden defects that can potentially escalate into significant concerns.

Corrosion, particularly of the reinforcing steel within concrete, is a primary cause for concern. Exposure to moisture, chloride ions, and atmospheric contaminants can accelerate this process. The rusting steel expands, leading to cracks and spalling in the concrete, undermining the structural integrity.

Detecting corrosion before it advances is paramount. Our concrete scanning solutions are adept at identifying areas of concern, offering valuable insights for preventive and corrective actions. By mitigating corrosion early, we help prolong the life of your structures, ensuring safety and stability.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

Traditional methods of detecting flaws within concrete often involved a degree of invasiveness—breaking open sections, drilling, or other disruptive techniques. This not only meant potential damage to the structure but also significant restoration costs.

CR Scan champions the cause of non-intrusive scanning. Our state-of-the-art equipment and methodologies allow for a comprehensive analysis of the concrete without causing any harm. This approach is especially beneficial for historical structures, commercial establishments, and residential buildings where preservation of aesthetics and minimising disruption is crucial.

Our world is filled with towering edifices, sprawling commercial complexes, and cosy residential homes. Each structure tells a story, each brick holds a memory. At CR Scan, we recognise the value of these narratives and are committed to ensuring that they endure the test of time.

Precision: The efficacy of concrete scanning hinges on accuracy. Our team, equipped with the latest in scanning technology, ensures that every scan is meticulously executed, offering actionable insights and detailed reports.

Experience: With a rich legacy of serving diverse clients across multiple sectors, our expertise is unparalleled. Our team is adept at handling the unique challenges presented by different types of structures, be it commercial or residential.

Commitment to Excellence: At CR Scan, mediocrity is not an option. Every project, big or small, is approached with the same dedication and commitment to excellence. Our reputation is built on consistent delivery, innovation, and an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction.

End-to-End Solutions: Our services don’t just end with scanning. We offer comprehensive solutions, from identifying voids and hidden defects to providing actionable recommendations for remediation.

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.

Concrete Cancer

In conclusion, the world of concrete scanning is intricate, demanding a blend of technical prowess and industry experience. Whether it’s combating the menace of Concrete Cancer, addressing Delamination, or mitigating Corrosion, CR Scan stands as your trusted partner. Our non-intrusive scanning techniques ensure that your structures remain uncompromised while receiving the best care. In a world where structural integrity is non-negotiable, CR Scan emerges as the gold standard, safeguarding your edifices and the dreams they house. When it comes to concrete scanning, there’s no looking beyond CR Scan. Your structures deserve the best, and that’s precisely what we deliver.