CR Scan: Unveiling the Hidden Realm of Concrete

In the concrete edifices that mark our urban landscapes, the structures’ strength lies not just in their visible stature, but in the hidden nuances beneath their surface. Concrete, as robust as it might seem, carries within it tales of reinforcement bars, potential vulnerabilities, and, unfortunately, the silent encroachment of decay, particularly through issues like rust and rebar corrosion. Enter CR Scan, your trusted ally, bringing to the forefront the magic of Concrete Scanning to unveil these concealed narratives.

Central to a structure’s resilience are its reinforcement bars, or rebars. While they lie embedded, holding fort, they are also susceptible to degradation, especially in the form of Rebar Corrosion. Corroded rebars compromise structural integrity, posing a risk to safety.

However, with CR Scan’s specialised Rebar Corrosion Survey, one can preemptively identify the onset of this silent predator. Using advanced technologies and expert analysis, our surveys detect the earliest signs of corrosion, ensuring that remedial action can be taken before it morphs into a larger, more destructive issue.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

Another challenge lurking within concrete structures is Rust. Often a consequence of water infiltration or exposure to harmful chemicals, rust can significantly weaken rebars, leading to reduced load-bearing capacity and potential structural failures.

Understanding rust’s intricate patterns and its progression requires expertise and precision. CR Scan, with its vast experience, can identify, locate, and assess the severity of rust within the concrete, ensuring stakeholders have a clear picture of their structure’s health.

Identifying structural concerns is but the first step. The real value lies in translating these findings into actionable insights. That’s where Scan Reporting comes into play.

CR Scan’s commitment to transparency and clarity manifests in our comprehensive scan reports. These documents don’t just collate data; they interpret it, ensuring that even those not versed in structural engineering can grasp the findings. Our reports offer a meticulous breakdown of detected issues, their potential implications, and recommended interventions, ensuring you’re never in the dark about your structure’s health.

30-story office tower (2018-2019)

train station renovation (2016-2017)

In an era where disruption is minimised, the last thing property owners want is invasive procedures that compromise their structure’s aesthetic or functional integrity. This is where Non-Intrusive Scanning revolutionises the diagnostics process.

CR Scan champions this approach, employing state-of-the-art technologies that offer a deep dive into concrete’s internal world without a scratch on the surface. Our scans are detailed, accurate, and yet utterly non-disruptive, aligning with the modern ethos of efficiency without intrusion.

Amidst the vast sea of concrete scanning entities, what makes CR Scan the beacon of trust and excellence?

1. Technical Mastery: We don’t just utilise technology; we master it. Our team’s profound expertise ensures that every scan is a testament to precision.

2. Customer-Centric Approach: For us, every structure, whether commercial or residential, is a commitment. Our services are tailored to cater to unique structural nuances, ensuring customised solutions.

3. Comprehensive Solutions: From the initial scan to detailed reporting and guidance on next steps, our offerings span the entirety of the concrete scanning spectrum.

4. Relentless Drive for Safety: At our core lies an unwavering commitment to structural safety. We don’t just identify issues; we’re invested in ensuring that they’re addressed, ensuring structures that aren’t just standing, but standing strong.

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.

Rebar Corrosion Survey

To conclude, while concrete stands tall, encapsulating our lives and enterprises, it also carries within it silent tales of vulnerability. These tales, if left unheard, can manifest into safety concerns. With CR Scan’s unmatched prowess in Concrete Scanning, these concealed stories are brought to light, ensuring proactive measures that guard against potential mishaps.

Choosing CR Scan is more than just opting for a service; it’s about investing in peace of mind, structural longevity, and the unmatched assurance that your structure’s tales, both seen and hidden, are always in the hands of the best in the business. With CR Scan, every structure’s narrative is one of strength, safety, and sustained resilience.