Construction Sciences utilises advanced structural scanning technology to provide accurate information on concrete structures.
Structural scanning is a non-invasive technology that can detect concrete inconsistencies such as voids, cracks and honeycombing in all concrete structures up to half a metre, as well as shallow engineering and environmental applications.
Structural scanning is able to provide the following information:
- Concrete slab thickness;
- Location, spacing, size and depth of reinforcement;
- Location of prestressing cables;
- Electrical cables situated within a slab;
- Accurate location of penetrating exit points to avoid thickenings and beams in concrete floors;
- Inconsistencies such as voids, cracks and honeycombing;
- Safe areas for cutting, drilling or coring in concrete slabs and walls;
- Changes in concrete composition and any other conflicting anomalies;
- Corrosion and moisture measurement; and
- Schmidt Hammer testing to determine compressive strength (MPa).
Concrete imaging is an invaluable investigative method that provides project owners with critical concrete structure information. One of the most common applications is the detection of prestressing cables fitted in concrete structures. These high-strength steel strands are critical to the integrity of the structure, therefore understanding the exact positioning is crucial to avoid damaging them during drilling or cutting.
Other applications include bridges, tunnels, new buildings, restoration projects, car parks and any work involving concrete structures.
Construction Sciences offer complete subsurface utility and infrastructure reporting that can be passed onto engineers, site auditors, building inspectors and property owners.