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Concrete X-Ray Scanning Services

Concrete X-Ray Scanning, or often commonly known as just concrete scanning, is one of the most advanced ways of recording the features and objects within a concrete structure without destroying any property. LiveLocates are a leading concrete scanning provider across NSW and the ACT. LiveLocates concrete scanning services ensures your workplace is fully aware of what lies within your work zone before you commence work, so you can best plan around it. Our latest technology concrete scanning service range extends from the Canberra suburbs and surrounding areas to the South Coast of NSW, including the Snowy Mountains and Snowy Valley regions.

Our concrete scanning is the latest standard in utility locating and damage prevention on the worksite.

Concrete X-Ray Scanning enables worksite managers to make informed decisions which protect workers, save time, and lower the chances of making a crucial mistake. Drilling or digging into concrete without knowing where integral structural components lie, will compromise the integrity of your workplace, or worse, lead to serious injury or death of workers. Utilities such as pipes and cables, reinforcing, or other objects embedded in a concrete slab can cause serious delays to operations if they are unintentionally damaged because your work crew is ill-prepared and without this information, prior to digging, drilling, or cutting.

Effective Concrete X-Ray Scanning is the first step in safely commencing any vacuum excavation or drilling work through existing concrete.

Accurate Concrete Assessments

Precise Data for Engineers & Project Managers

Experienced, Local Technicians

The Importance of Concrete X-Ray Scanning for Your Worksite

Concrete X-Ray Scanning is a specialised form of GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) specific to provide more accurate readings of embedded items within a concrete slab. Specialised concrete scanning imaging offers more detail about the condition of embedded objects within a concrete slab than other technologies. Furthermore, your worksite can benefit from concrete scanning imaging for the following reasons: 

  • Aids in locating utility lines and electrical conduits that might run within the concrete.
  • Location of potentially dangerous voids that might have formed between the soil and concrete.
  • Scanning provides crucial analysis of the structural qualities of the concrete, including thickness and spacing of the slab.
  • Encourages further safe practices to occur on the work site.
  • Ensures total compliance with national standards regarding digging and cutting.
  • Determines the extent of corrosion of rebars both internally and externally.
  • Finds and evaluates discontinuations in welding
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Utilise Concrete Scanning Technology to Assess the Contents and Quality of Concrete.

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:

  • Voids
  • 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
  • Excavation
  • Demolition
  • Core drilling
  • Removal of concrete floors and walls
  • Dyna drilling
  • Planning and design
  • Wall sawing and cutting