Concrete Scanning in Quebec
As part of concrete scanning in Montreal, we make use of GPR utility detection to make sure construction work does not result in the damage of underground utilities. Before starting any type of construction it is imperative to carry out concrete scanning and we have the expertise to carry this task out with relative ease. We start concrete scanning by first carrying out an extensive survey at the location where the project is to be started. This survey assists us in tracing utility lines and other obstacles underground.
The good thing about using GPR for concrete scanning is that it helps us in getting a better idea about things present beneath the ground and helps our customers plan accordingly. In the case of new builds or renovation work such as drilling, cutting, or coring, it often becomes necessary to cut or core concrete slabs, thereby increasing the risk of hitting rebar conduits, electrical, and communication cables. We are able to reduce these risks by properly carrying out concrete scanning.
Let us give you a brief insight into what our concrete scanning services can be used for.
Detection of Reinforcing Steel: We perform concrete auscultation through concrete slab rebar scanning in Quebec as well as concrete slab rebar scanning in Laval to locate rebar and post-tension cables that are located within the concrete. In addition, we carry out concrete scanning during renovation work that involves plumbing, drain installation, electrical outfitting, and duct work.
Concrete Auscultation: We carry out this task to determine the structure of the concrete, and it involves the analysis of the concrete’s thickness, rebar’s contents, depth of the rebar, and concrete slab’s elevation.
Detection of Voids: One of the important tasks we perform involves tracing voids that exist between slab on grade and sub grade. We normally find them hidden under the surface of the concrete or asphalt. The reason for these voids is usually compaction, pipe ruptures, or erosion. The problem with these voids is that they remain undetected on the concrete slab’s surface. If the concrete scanning is not performed to trace these voids then there is a risk of collapse occurring when work is performed.
Analysis of Electrical Services: We understand the importance of performing tasks such as core drilling or saw cutting since it can aid in preventing safety risks, power outages, and other issues at commercial and industrial settings.
Locate Underground Storage Tanks in Quebec
Underground storage tanks are used for various purposes such as for storage of fuel, for holding septic waste, waste oil, etc. In the case where a house is to be sold or purchased then it is necessary to know the location of any underground storage tanks. We perform this service to help locating the underground tanks and perform any necessary tasks accordingly.
Normally, we see that the vent is situated close to the tank, making it easier to find the location of the tank. However, it is also possible that the vent and fill may be located at a distance, in this case there is no other option but to do a concrete scan to understand where the tank is located.
We face many complexities in locating these tanks but our experts have the necessary experience and knowledge to overcome them. Few of the problems that are faced are because of the odd place they are situated in like asphalt driveways, parking lots, near buildings, behind garages, and likewise.
Identification of Underground Storage Tanks in Quebec
We make use of different techniques for locating underground tanks such as:
Carry Out Examination: If a tank already exists then there will be the associated pipes. Thus, before starting any work we check whether supply pipes are present in the basement for any underground storage tank.
Check the Backyard: We examine the backyard to check for pipes that may be sticking out of the ground. Additionally, our experts also look out for unaccounted highs/lows that will indicate a probable presence of a tank in that location.
Lookout for Other Signs: Other signs such as presence of coffee cans tell us that there is a likelihood of underground storage tank in a nearby location. This is due to the fact that these cans are usually utilized to cover up the vent and fill pipes for the underground storage tank so that dirt does not get into the tank.
We will now look at different equipment that our technicians utilize for tracing these tanks.
If our experts figure out that the tank is in a shallow position beneath the ground then a metal detector is used for locating the same. On the other hand, if it is deep within the ground then other advanced devices are used for the purpose.
GPR or Ground Penetrating Radar: This is another device that helps us in properly locating the tanks. GPR is used for identifying a difference in the soil density beneath the ground. GPR comes equipped with a digital screen that helps in the identification of underground storage tanks on real time basis with the help of multiple frequencies that retrieve data from varied depths under the ground. The other good thing about GPR is that they provide effective results when the soil is sandy.
We are one of the leading service providers when it comes to services such as locating underground storage tanks, thermography, locating underground cable faults, locating underground utilities, GPR and concrete scanning. We offer these services in the following cities:
- Mont Tremblant