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Nobody wants to add costly repairs to their project. Not to mention possible down time and delays. GPR is a non-destructive method of inspecting floor slabs or walls for items such as rebar, post tension cables, conduits or other obstructions that may be within the floor or wall being cut. It is an alternative to X-Ray and does not use radiation of any kind. There are many benifits to using GPR.
At QUICKBIT we use the most advanced High Definition Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). The systems we use coupled with highly experienced operators result in very accurate location, depth and identification of items in most concrete structures. We provide real time scanning results for our customers so that we can identify any potential problems immediately and work with them to select suitable cutting or coring locations on the spot.
Our GPR scanning systems also include EM(electro magnetic) sensors that detect the presence of power. This technology allows us to see if any of the objects we find are “hot” or “electrified”, meaning they have power running to them. This would include electrical conduits, insulated wires, junction boxes or any other electrical items within the slab or wall. It will also detect electrical items beneath the slab even if they are not in the slab itself. In these cases we would verify the item by visually looking below the slab and informing the client of its presence.
As well, we have special mini antennas that attach to our systems to get into tight spaces and ceilings under the scan location to get a better view if necessary.
We only use GPR scanning equipment that is safe to use around people and have no safety constraints or set up requirements. In most cases we are able to perform our scans without getting in the way or interfering with our customers business. Most jobs are at construction sites but we are able to scan in occupied areas with sensitive electronics and computer equipment without affecting these systems. This, coupled with our high mobility, quick set up time and instant results allows us to provide results quickly even during normal business hours.
Please visit our FAQ and Downloads section for lots of good information pertaining to GPR and how it works, what it can and can’t do, things that affect your results, how to get the best possible results and much more.
When comparing GPR to xRay there are many things to consider. Such as xRay requires access to the both sides of the surface being scanned. GPR only needs one side of the surface. xRay is highly radioactive and extremely dangerous to use so the surrounding areas have to be evacuated while location is being exposed. GPR uses radio waves and is save to use around people and does not require clearing the area. Please visit out FAQ section to see more examples of why xRay may be better for you.
In addition to GPR we offer several other concrete and masonry services so be sure to check out our Concrete Core Drilling and Sawing page for a list of our additional services!
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