We provide Contractors & Engineers with the most visually reliable method of inspecting concrete structures in the greater Vancouver area.Get A QUOTE
Nova Technicians identify and map the location of conduit, reinforcing steel and post-tension cables within concrete slabs.
The core principles at Nova have been developed and grown to focus on easing the stress placed on clients and engineers by providing a “Visually Reliable” method of inspecting concrete.
Our niche has been to protect clients’ structures prior to concrete coring.
Building operators and structural engineers understand the risks associated with concrete coring. Hitting a post-tension cable or an electrical conduit while coring can be costly. These risks can be mitigated by calling Nova.
Nova ensures your project goes smoothly, quickly and risk free.
Clients have the assurance that their inspection needs are being handled by the most meticulous and qualified personnel in the industry.
Images captured safely
Accurate - no guess work
Same day X-Ray and core
Every project has its challenges when it comes to coring. Call a Nova representative today to find out what your next steps are!
A member of our team will come out to review site conditions and explain what we will need prior to work.
Safety is Nova’s top priority. Appropriate exclusion zones will be determined and marked prior to X-Ray imaging. Each X-Ray image will be sketched on the slab for the report.
Clients are provided with a digital report for their review. The X-Ray images and site sketches help contractors and Engineers determine where it’s safe for coring.
Nova takes care of the coring as well - coring! Cleanliness and professionalism is what makes your project go smooth when you call us.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Nova is a one stop shop. One crew will do it all! X-Ray first and core immediately after the client reviews the X-Ray image.
Q-Deck slab images are captured in 3 to 8 seconds. 8-inch concrete slabs are captured in 30 seconds. 10-inch concrete slabs are captured in 60 to 90 seconds. 12-inch to 14-inch concrete slabs are captured in 120 to 180 seconds.
Each thickness of concrete requires a different intensity of radiation which will determine the exclusion zone. Typically, we tell clients we need 15 feet on the top side of the slab and 30 feet on the bottom side of the slab to be cleared of people.
Typically, we can shoot 8 to 10 X-Rays per hour with the floor sketches.
We have X-Rayed iPhones, android phones, laptops, plants, tools, shoes and many other objects. If you have a request just ask us!