CR Scan: The Vanguard of Concrete Scanning Excellence

The ever-evolving skyline of our cities and the complexity of modern architecture demand cutting-edge technology to ensure structural safety. Nestled at the heart of modern infrastructure, concrete—resilient and steadfast—holds our structures together. But even this formidable material is not without its challenges. Cue in CR Scan, the front-runner in ensuring that the heartbeats of our buildings remain strong. Armed with GPR Scanning, our company offers unprecedented insights into the world beneath the concrete surface.

Ground Penetrating Radar, commonly referred to as GPR Scanning, is the pinnacle of non-intrusive technology that allows us to view what’s hidden beneath the concrete surface. From the intricacies of reinforcement layouts to identifying conduits, voids, and other buried features, GPR scanning provides a comprehensive image of what lies beneath.

The sheer depth and clarity of information provided by GPR technology are unparalleled, ensuring that stakeholders get an exhaustive view of their structure’s integrity, thereby aiding in both preventive and remedial decision-making.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

The silent deterioration—Corrosion—is often the unsuspecting nemesis of concrete structures. From chloride-induced corrosion stemming from environmental exposure to carbonation-induced corrosion due to age and wear, this silent agent can drastically reduce a structure’s life span and safety.

CR Scan, with its advanced GPR Scanning capabilities, can detect early signs of corrosion in reinforcement bars, even before they manifest into visible signs or structural concerns. This preemptive approach ensures timely intervention, saving costs, and more importantly, averting potential hazards.

Detecting potential structural concerns is pivotal, but understanding these findings and strategising future steps is equally crucial. That’s where Scan Reporting becomes invaluable.

CR Scan takes pride in offering detailed, user-friendly, and actionable scan reports. We believe that the information should not just be accurate but also easily comprehensible. Our reports delve into the intricacies of the scan results, offering insights into potential problem areas, the severity of the findings, and the recommended corrective actions. It’s not just about data; it’s about creating a roadmap for structural health.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

Long gone are the days when evaluating a structure’s health meant invasive drills and the accompanying disruptions. The future—and indeed, the present—lies in Non-Intrusive Scanning.

With technologies like GPR Scanning, CR Scan has the capability to peer deep into concrete structures without causing any physical disturbance. This non-invasive approach ensures that both the structural and aesthetic integrity of buildings remain uncompromised while still offering comprehensive insights into their health.

In the vast realm of concrete scanning and diagnostics, what sets CR Scan apart?

1. Mastery Over Technology: It’s not just about possessing technology; it’s about mastering it. CR Scan’s team brings together unparalleled expertise and a genuine passion for structural safety.

2. Commitment to Excellence: Our drive for perfection reflects in every scan, every report, and every client interaction. We aim for nothing short of excellence.

3. Holistic Approach: From the moment of initial consultation to delivering detailed reports and recommending solutions, our approach is comprehensive. We’re not just service providers; we’re partners in ensuring structural safety.

4. Undeterred Dedication: Whether it’s a sprawling commercial edifice or an intimate residential dwelling, our commitment remains unshaken: to ensure structures that stand tall, safe, and secure.

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.

GPR SCanning

In summation, the ever-increasing demands of modern construction necessitate superior measures of ensuring structural safety. Hidden dangers, from corrosion to internal voids, silently lurk, unseen yet potent. With CR Scan’s unparalleled GPR Scanning capabilities, these hidden threats are swiftly and effectively identified.

Our commitment to offering top-notch service, combined with our in-depth expertise, positions CR Scan as the top choice for discerning stakeholders. Partnering with us is not just an investment in state-of-the-art scanning but a commitment to unparalleled safety and longevity. CR Scan: Ensuring today’s structures remain tomorrow’s legacy.