Concrete Scanning with CR Scan: Precision Meets Professionalism

From towering skyscrapers to the cosy residential homes, the bedrock of most modern structures is concrete. But beneath this seemingly solid surface lies potential challenges. Challenges such as delamination, corrosion, and the overarching concern of concrete’s compressive strength. Enter CR Scan, a beacon in the world of concrete scanning, offering unmatched precision and professionalism. Let’s delve into why concrete scanning is a must for modern structures and why CR Scan stands head and shoulders above the rest.

At the core of concrete’s reliability is its compressive strength, indicating its ability to withstand axial loads. Ensuring that the concrete used in structures meets the required strength is paramount. Concrete Compressive Strength Testing, therefore, serves as a foundational quality check, ensuring the longevity and safety of the structure.

CR Scan employs state-of-the-art tools and methodologies to evaluate concrete’s compressive strength. This rigorous testing process provides clients with the confidence that their structure stands robust against the tests of time and use.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

Delamination – a word that sends shivers down the spine of any property owner. It refers to the separation within the concrete’s layers, often caused by entrapped air or water. This not only compromises the aesthetic appeal but, more critically, the structural integrity of the edifice.

The expertise of CR Scan in detecting delamination is unparalleled. Using advanced, non-intrusive scanning methods, we can spot even the most subtle signs of delamination, enabling timely intervention and safeguarding against potential hazards.

When steel reinforcements within concrete begin to corrode, the result is a weakening structure. Moisture, chloride ions, and contaminants are usual culprits, speeding up the corrosion process. As the steel rusts and expands, the surrounding concrete is displaced, leading to cracks and potential failure.

Our approach at CR Scan is proactive. By identifying areas prone to corrosion, we help clients take preventive measures. Through our meticulous scanning process, we detect early signs of corrosion, thus extending the life and safety of structures.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

The beauty of modern-day concrete scanning lies in its non-intrusive nature. Gone are the days when one would need to drill or break sections of the structure for a closer look. Non-Intrusive Scanning, as championed by CR Scan, offers a comprehensive view of what lies within and beneath the concrete surface without causing any harm.

This approach is particularly beneficial for structures where preserving aesthetics and integrity is of the essence. At CR Scan, our state-of-the-art equipment coupled with our seasoned experts ensures that your structure undergoes a thorough examination with zero disruption.

Precision and Expertise: Our tools are advanced, but it’s the hands that wield them that make the difference. Our team, with its vast experience, ensures every scan is precision-personified.

End-to-End Solutions: From detection to detailed reports and from guidance to potential solutions, our services are comprehensive. Our commitment extends beyond just identifying problems; we’re here to guide you through them.

Customer-Centric Approach: At CR Scan, every project is personal. We treat every structure as if it were our own, ensuring the highest standards of care and professionalism.

Innovation at its Best: We’re constantly evolving, incorporating the latest in technology and methodology. This relentless pursuit of innovation means our clients always receive the best the industry has to offer.

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 Compressive Strength Testing

In conclusion, the world of concrete, despite its seeming solidity, is riddled with complexities. From ensuring optimal compressive strength to battling challenges like delamination and corrosion, every structure demands diligent care. That’s where CR Scan comes in, offering unmatched expertise in non-intrusive concrete scanning. Whether it’s commercial edifices or residential dwellings, our commitment to ensuring safety and longevity remains unwavering.

When you think of concrete scanning, think CR Scan. Because in a realm where every detail matters, we make sure nothing is overlooked. With CR Scan by your side, you’re not just opting for a service; you’re choosing peace of mind, knowing that your structures are in the safest hands in the industry.