CR Scan: Pioneers in Advanced Concrete Scanning Solutions

In the evolving realm of architectural mastery, concrete stands as the silent sentinel, supporting the colossal weight of our ambitions. However, to ensure that these concrete giants remain robust, understanding their intricacies, down to the smallest detail, is pivotal. CR Scan, with its industry-leading Concrete Scanning technology, is a beacon in this exploration, shedding light on what’s often unseen and ignored.

When we talk of Concrete Scanning, we are referencing a suite of techniques designed to offer a deep dive into the very heart of any structure. More than just an examination, this is about understanding the nuances that determine the health, safety, and longevity of a structure.

The process, though rooted in complex technology, brings forth simplicity for stakeholders – delivering clarity, certainty, and actionable insights. It reveals the hidden, offering a clearer picture of what lies beneath.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

One of the pillars of our scanning portfolio is GPR Scanning. Ground-penetrating radar is a non-intrusive, non-destructive method that uses radar pulses to create an image of subsurface structures. Whether it’s detecting voids, cracks, or ensuring rebar placement is as per design, GPR scanning offers invaluable insights without the invasive drawbacks of traditional methods.

This advanced technique, with its capability to map and visualise, offers the assurance of detecting potential vulnerabilities, providing stakeholders with a strategic advantage in proactive maintenance and safety.

Moving beyond the realm of GPR, Ultrasound Scanning offers another dimension of investigative prowess. By sending high-frequency sound waves into the concrete and then measuring the echoes produced, this technology offers a detailed view of the internal consistency and potential issues.

From spotting inconsistencies in density to locating post-tension cables and conduits, Ultrasound Scanning is a testament to how modern technology can transcend traditional limitations, providing an unparalleled lens into the health of a structure.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

While advanced scanning methods offer a fountain of data, the real value is in interpretation and presentation. With CR Scan’s comprehensive Scan Reporting, every iota of information extracted from the structure is presented in an accessible, actionable manner.

Our reports aren’t mere data dumps; they are meticulous, insightful, and designed for decision-making. It’s not just about highlighting problems, but about offering solutions, paving the way for strategic interventions and informed choices.

Several elements combine to elevate CR Scan to its industry-leading position:

1. Precision: Whether it’s through GPR or Ultrasound Scanning, our approach is underlined by accuracy. Every scan, every report is a commitment to the highest echelons of precision.

2. Comprehensive Service: Our offerings span the gamut from advanced scanning to detailed reporting, ensuring stakeholders have a one-stop solution for all their concrete scanning needs.

3. Tailored Solutions: We recognise that every structure has its unique narrative. Our methods are bespoke, designed to cater to the individual needs and challenges of every project.

4. Experience & Expertise: With a rich history in the domain, our team embodies a blend of experience and technical know-how, ensuring that clients receive nothing but the best.

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 Scanning

In the final analysis, it’s evident that the value of understanding our concrete structures transcends mere obligation; it’s a necessity. In a world where the unseen can determine fate, CR Scan ensures that the invisible is brought to light.

For those who seek not just answers but clarity, who value safety as much as aesthetics, who understand that the real strength of a structure is as much about its internal health as its external grandeur, CR Scan stands as the beacon of hope.

Our commitment to excellence in Concrete Scanning means that potential problems are not just detected but decoded. It’s about transforming raw data into actionable insights, ensuring that every commercial and residential structure can withstand the tests of time and nature.

In the quest to ensure structural safety, longevity, and integrity, CR Scan remains the definitive choice. We don’t just scan; we understand, we interpret, we guide. In the intricate tapestry of modern architecture, we ensure that your structures are not just standing but standing strong.