Westcoast Scanning is a Canadian-owned and operated company, providing in-house professional certified GPR scanning services, pulsed x-rays, constant potential x-rays, full utility locating and concrete coring services for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Integrity, Accountability and Innovation are our core values. WCS uses state-of-the-art technology and is constantly developing new methodologies. Quality Service, Competitive Pricing and Availability is our promise to you.
Committed to safety and to meeting our clients’ expectations, we will complete our work to the highest possible standards and keep to your budget and schedule.
CONSTANT POTENTIAL X-RAYS, PULSED X-RAYS and DIGITAL IMAGING capable of penetrating up to 14” of reinforced concrete and 4" of steel. Our x-rays are exponentially less invasive than radioactive materials like Iridium. Exclusion zones can be as small as a 2m radius from the source. The crystal clear digital files are ready within seconds of taking the shot and can be emailed and viewed on any smart phone, tablet or desktop.
Call WCS before you cut, core or hammer drill into any concrete structure. We can help you eliminate your repair costs. One saved conduit often covers the cost of a minimum call-out. Using GPR (ground penetrating radar) technology in combination with EM (electromagnetic) and transpositioning technology we are able to very accurately determine the existence of embedments, their direction, depth, start and end points, overlaps, estimate slab thickness and thickenings and determine concrete coverage, ALL IN REAL TIME. WCS can locate embedments such as Rebar, Dowels and End Bars, Wire Mesh, Metal conduit, Wire-filled and Water-Filled PVC conduit, Post-tensioned cables, In-floor Heating and Cooling Lines, Electrical Chases, Under-mounted Conduit, Junction Boxes, and more.
With GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), EM (electromagnetic) locators and MAG meters (Magnetic flow) we are able to locate and/or confirm the exact location of utilities like water, sewer, sanitary, gas, telephone and data and fibre optics. We can also locate irrigation, underground storage tanks (USTs) and concrete chests and other embedments down to 4M (12 feet) in optimal soil and site conditions). With post-processing software we are able to clean up the data and determine landfill boundaries, water table depths and most underground anomalies such as unmarked graves, abandoned mine shafts, etc. Developed and refined over many years, our systematic approach, locating methodology along with expert usage and calibration of the technologies we are able to provide very reliable locates. Our field-experienced technicians and knowledgeable support staff will firstly start by accumulating all the existing and pertinent data of the site; this might include BC1Call documents, downloading city GIS drawings, referencing as-builts and other historical documentation as available. This vital first step helps us to construct the "big picture" and gives us an understanding of the underlying conditions before we actually step foot on the premises.