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Concrete & Rebar Imaging

Concrete imaging which is also known by other names such as reinforcing steel imaging or surface/ground penetrating radar (GPR) technique is commonly used as an efficient method of detecting structures and materials (like reinforcing steel or rods which strengthen the building or structure) underneath the concrete structure.
Constructors, technicians, drilling and excavating companies and similar organizations invariably use this rebar imaging method as a prudent course of practice prior to commencing any construction related activity. The idea is to avoid any untoward incident or happening which may result by carrying out construction on any concrete surface without endeavoring to figure out what lies beneath. This in turn, leads to incurring of costs (which of course would not be anticipated) and may also lead to wastage of precious time and efforts eventually leading to possible law suits by those affected and delaying the concerned project which has not even started. Some of the possible hazards that may be anticipated include cutting or interfering with the piping, lines, cables or wiring (in particular, utility based materials) lying underneath.
The GPR device is commonly perceived as more accurate due to its sophisticated nature and is rather trendy and good looking as compared to other concrete scanning mechanisms that can be adopted and readily available for the consumers. GPR can range in size from 2x2 or 4x4 in three dimensional shapes.
On average, it takes around thirty minutes for such GPRs to process and provide the results including the all important task of collecting the data as received and processing it for reading (which is displayed on to the LCD screen of the GPR). GPRs work on wavelengths with low or short frequencies and hence can work perfectly well with rather small transmitters and antennas. The latter is an important and unique characteristic of this rebar imaging device hence making it stand out from other available scanners in the market. It is factors like these which can alter the decision making of a consumer who are spoilt for choices when they go out for purchasing such scanning devices. GPRs can be conveniently and safely used during the varying stages of any construction, including designing, depending on the judgment of the people on ground who may feel the need to scan a particular surface.
Hence, you can be comforted by the fact that a certain area is clear of any obstructions such as cables, wiring, pipes etc and commence the construction with clear instructions and confidence, as you have acted reasonably by adopting to the most prudent method available to you to avert any untoward or hazardous (including physical injuries or casualties) incident causing nuisance and problem for all concerned.
It cannot be emphasized enough that the readings, calculations and any related evaluation of the data and readings obtained through GPRs ought to be done by trained professionals and technicians who are well aware with the modus operandi of such a device and have had past experiences of using it, particularly in light of the fact that such pattern reading on LCD can be technical. This will cause and ensure that you are acting and relying on correct data and information.

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