Get Concrete Slab Adjustments Right the First Time
The last thing you need is constant rework for a concrete slab while trying to meet FF/FL standards.
With 3D laser scanning tools and software, you can identify high and low areas within minutes, and even fine-tune the concrete while it's still workable minutes after the slab has been poured and screeded.
How 3D Measurement Technology Improves Concrete Construction
Discover how FARO® 3D measurement solutions make it easy to perform faster, more accurate concrete pours, while identifying any high or low points minutes after the concrete slab has been poured and screeded:
1. Same-Day AssessmentWith laser scanners, the flatness and levelness analysis can be performed the same day a slab is poured, controlled via the Flatness Check App on an iPad. Other methods require the concrete to be cured before doing so.
2. SpeedTraditional methods (dipsticks, straightedge tests, wheel-based profilers, etc.) are slow and tedious, and floor analysis can take up to 48 hours to complete. Laser scanners, by contrast, generate a 3D heatmap of the slab in minutes while leveraging AR technology to identify the out of tolerance areas needed to be fixed in only an hour.
3. AccuracyWhile a laser scanner produces a precise, complete visual representation of the site, traditional measurement data is incomplete due to a limited number of measurement points, increasing risk that mistakes are not caught.
4. Less ReworkWith traditional methods, there is no way to know if the rework has truly corrected the error, making multiple rounds of rework likely. With 3D data capture technology and the Flatness Check App, you can be confident that only one round of rework is required, as you can scan the fixes immediately after they have been made.
5. VerifiableWith traditional methods, the results can vary from person to person, with no true record of where the measurements were taken spatially. Laser scanning provides a 3D-documented result, allowing for independent investigation and data testing.
With traditional measurement methods for concrete construction, efficiency challenges are considerable:
1. Third party ValidationIt wasn’t long ago that concrete contractors had to hire third parties to validate the accuracy of their pours. This process meant waiting until the concrete was sufficiently cured, waiting for the results of FF/FL measurements to be calculated, and then having to fix any issues.
2. Curing headachesConcrete typically takes 24 to 48 hours to dry enough for someone to walk or drive on. However, full strength can take up to 28 days and is impacted by a variety of environmental variables including moisture, temperature and mixing design. All these variables can impact the quality of your post- pour measurements.
3. Floor flatness/floor levelnessHaving to wait up to a month for a totally cured slab of concrete creates a knock-on effect, meaning that floor flatness and floor levelness can’t be determined until said slab is fully cured. Waiting for the results means lost time and money and the opportunity cost of lost new business opportunities captured by a competitor.
4. Ditch the dipstickDipsticks and other traditional methods only tell you about FF/FL along a straight-line measurement. The FARO Focus Laser Scanner and Flatness Check App provides information about the full slab, so more informed decisions can be made. Traditional methods like the dipstick can add thousands of dollars to a project budget, the job can take several days to deliver a report, and there’s no guarantee that the corrections you’ve made will achieve FF/FL standards the first time.
Download the full guide to learn more about how 3D measurement solutions can transform your concrete pour accuracy and speed while reducing the waste and inefficiencies associated with the entire concrete pour process.Download the Guide
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What customers are saying
Concrete is probably the best application of the scanner. I can see the appeal for GCs wanting to document their work, it carries over from what we want to do. We’re using it on the front-end side of the job to control or inform our logistics, so that we don’t get in a bad situation.
Senior BIM/VDC Designer,
Baker Concrete Construction
Baker Concrete Construction
The Complete Guide to 3D Technology for Concrete Construction Workflows
Discover how FARO 3D measurement solutions and 3D modeling software like the Flatness Check app make it easy to perform faster, more accurate concrete pours. This guide compares the 3D reality capture process with more conventional methods of measuring concrete slabs to assess FF/FL specifications.
Download to learn:
- Why concrete construction verification using the FARO® Focus Laser Scanner and the Flatness Check app is superior to traditional methods
- How using a 3D data capture solution allows work crews to patch up any identified dips and swells while the concrete is still workable — saving you time and money
- An illustrated side-by-side comparison of the 3D Data Capture workflow vs. traditional methods