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Ferro Scan
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Best known as a way to prevent drilling into hidden pipework, the non destructive and versatile nature of radar detection means ferro scanning is increasingly used across a range of concrete scanning applications.

Ferro scanning type processes were originally utilised in specifying and construction to identify hidden objects within concrete through rebar detection and reinforcement location, so as to guide any planned drilling or sawing work. Over time this has remained the primary function of a scan, however it can also be utilised for a range of other useful specifying services such as identifying the thickness of a slab, or searching out cracks in pre-cast concrete units, as part of quality control or safety and maintenance efforts ensuring structural integrity. Ferro scan is for use on all concrete structures and can be tailored to suit all design parameters.


We want to ensure that when you’re working on structural projects, you know exactly what is beneath you. We go through pipework detection and ensure that you know where there are cracks or holes within cured concrete so there are no devastating issues afterwards. Call us today on 01474 822785 to go through your own ferro scanning requirements with our experts. Someone is always on hand to be able to provide the information you need on our Hilti ferro scanning equipment and the process behind it all.


Our professional, experienced and qualified technicians can interpret the ferro scan data to identify a range of objects and information about any given area of concrete, whether wall, floor, curved surface or column, key benefits include detection of;

  • Metallic, non-metallic and plastic pipework and conduits
  • Structural supports, tendons and rebar reinforcements
  • Glass fibre cables
  • Slab and screed thickness
  • Cracks, faults, wood and voids in cured concrete


The majority of our work is with specifiers like engineers and architects looking for hidden obstructions within concrete for work like drilling and coring, however we also work regularly in demolition, refurbishment, engineering and on structures such as nuclear power stations, who carry out regular safety checks on the integrity of their concrete structures. The ferro scanning system can easily be employed for similar checks on all types of tunnels, bridges and buildings.


Comprehensive ferro scanning services for the whole of the UK

Based in the south east, just outside London, we provide ferro scanning to engineers, refurbishment companies and architects across the UK, with recent projects in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast, Leicester, Sunderland, Sandwell, Doncaster, Stockport, Sefton, Nottingham, Newcastle, Hull, Bristol, Kirklees, Fife, Wirral, Wakefield, Cardiff, Dudley, Wigan, East Riding, Coventry, Plymouth, Aberdeen and Southampton.


Whatever you need ferro scanning services for, speak to the experts for a comprehensive, highest quality nationwide service on all concrete scanning and 3D imaging requirements at competitive prices; contact us today to learn more from one of our team.