Concrete Scanning in Philadelphia
What Is Concrete Scanning?
TLC Drain & Sewer is proud to offer concrete scanning in Philadelphia. This unobtrusive service is used to pick up shallow frequencies that indicate the presence of facilities underground or inside of a wall or ceiling. Call today to learn more about concrete scanning, and remember, TLC Drain & Sewer is always committed to bringing you the best equipment on the market. Our licensed technicians are highly trained and proficient, and go above and beyond to get the job done on time. And with a great reputation in Philadelphia and beyond, there’s no reason not to schedule a free estimate for our advanced services.
To find out more about concrete scanning or our other service options, call (215) 910-4105.
Concrete Scanning 101
Concrete scanning technology uses much higher frequencies than a GPR (ground penetrating radar) locator would (350MHz vs 2.7GHz,) but works in a similar way. The handheld concrete scanning equipment is dragged along the ground or surface where the presence of facilities needs to be located. Next, the equipment picks up electromagnetic waves that are bounced off of the surface of facilities and records the information. Using the data that has been collected, our concrete scanning technology is then able to produce a 3D model of hidden facilities, including any rebar, post-tension cables, wire mesh, conduits, and voids that may be present. Due to the equipment’s higher frequencies, we are able to provide clearer images at a depth of fewer than three feet. In fact, our concrete scanning tech is so precise, we’re able to detect even the smallest snags in post-tension cables.
Concrete Scanning FAQs:
- What kind of job would I need concrete scanning for? You should have a concrete scan performed before doing any concrete work, such as coring or saw cutting. This will ensure peace of mind during the job for both contractor and client
- How deep will the equipment read? Our concrete scanning technology is able to read depth up to 24 inches. So, if two sides of a surface are exposed, we could reach 48 in. into the surface (24 in. on either side.)
- How long will I have to wait to scan freshly poured concrete? Generally, up to three months. The concrete will need time to cure before we are able to get an accurate scan of the facilities below. This is because the frequencies will not bounce back the same in wet concrete as they would in fully cured concrete.
Why Use Concrete Scanning?
Anytime your job requires coring or cutting into concrete, it’s best to know what you’re getting into. Stumbling onto a hidden facility or utility line could result in major property damage, not to mention life-threatening jeopardy for the workers or anyone else on your property. If you are starting a new construction project and are going to be working with/digging up concrete, contact TLC for reliable and safe concrete scanning in Philadelphia and our other service areas.
Concrete floors and walls often contain:
- Plumbing lines
- Electrical cables
- Tension cables
Call Today for Leading Philadelphia Concrete Scanning Service
When you schedule concrete scanning with TLC Drain & Sewer, you will never have to put up with any bait and switch tactics. Our expert service professionals are upfront and honest, and we do not tack on hidden fees or sneaky surcharges at the last minute. Our goal is to make sure your next construction project runs as smoothly as possible, and whether you are a property owner or a contractor, we promise to do everything in our power to make that happen. We care about our clients so much, we are even available 24/7 for emergencies.
Great experience! Tech was knowledgeable and efficient and so nice.- Happy Customer
All of the people from TLC were prompt, polite, and effective and took the time to explain exactly what they were doing and why.- Kim
If it wasn’t for their speed and professionalism, the damage would have been 4 times as expensive.- Jason G.
He actually showed up 10 minutes early for our appointment and that NEVER happens- Happy Customer
I’m almost in tears.- Laura