Frequently Asked Questions
How does Concrete X-Ray Scanning work?
Concrete X-Ray scanning works by using a specialised concrete scanning machine that scans deep within concrete to locate and identify anything that could become a hazard when drilling into the concrete like assets including cables, pipes, rebar or post-tension cables.
Once these assets are found, the technician will mark and report these locations so that safe drilling or cutting can occur without destroying the structural integrity of the concrete.
Concrete scanning services are required on any worksite in preparation for renovation of existing concrete to install new assets. Extending electrical conduits, installing new fire protection systems and drains and ducting will all require concrete scanning before work can commence.
What can Concrete X-ray Scanning detect?
Under the diligent operation of a LiveLocates technician, a construction concrete scanning service can accurately detect the following underground services or utilities bound within concrete:
- Fibre optic and other communication cables
- Steel reinforcement
- Gas and water utilities
- Sewage pipes
- Live and dead power conduits both metal and plastic
- Structural cabling
Where does LiveLocates Concrete X-Ray Scanning services extend to?
Our Concrete X-ray Scanning machines are fully portable and are easily transported within LiveLocates fleet of vehicles that travel across Southern NSW, Snowy Mountains, Snowy Valleys and the ACT. If you’re in need of concrete scanning in the following areas, phone LiveLocates today:
Snowy Valley – Tumut, Talbingo, Khancoban, Adaminaby, Tumbarumba
Snowy Monaro – Berridale, Cooma, Bombala, Bredbo, Dalgety, Delegate, Michelago
Snowy Mountains – Jindabyne, Thredbo, Perisher, Crackenback, Cabramurra
NSW South Coast – Nowra, Huskisson, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma, Bermagui, Bega, Tathra, Merimbula, Eden
Canberra suburbs and surrounding regions
How much do Concrete X-ray Scanning services cost?
LiveLocates Concrete X-Ray Scanning services do incur a single, flat-rate charge for initial attendance and potentially an hourly rate charge after that, depending on the size and scope of the project. However, we need to take into consideration the different needs and unique requirements of each worksite before we can deliver an accurate quote to you if that is required. Our technicians will discuss your site with you to properly understand the nature of the concrete on site and which sections require analysing, prior to providing to you a recommendation of the services required and time to allow.
Should your site require a concrete scanning service, we encourage you to contact LiveLocates so we can evaluate your site and advise how our technology can best be utilised. Our technicians can deliver precise readings of the structure of concrete in a variety of settings and will deliver the service to meet the needs of your worksite. Concrete scanning is a highly accurate service that provides detailed analysis. The investment in having LiveLocates perform a concrete scan far outweighs the cost of not knowing where to drill and cut safely and thereby risking the costly errors of damaging embedded assets. For further information on LiveLocates Concrete X-Ray Scanning costs, get in touch with the team at LiveLocates online or on 1300 517 062.
When should I contact LiveLocates for Concrete X-Ray Scanning?
For any worksite across Southern NSW and the ACT, contacting LiveLocates for concrete scanning should be done during utility locating and mapping, prior to commencing:
- Concrete cutting
- Core drilling
- Removal of concrete floors and walls
- Dyna drilling
- Planning and design
- Wall sawing and cutting