There are a number of solutions when scanning concrete.
The most common are X-Ray and GPR, in addition to the newly developed Xradar.
What is concrete X-Ray?
Concrete X-Ray is often considered to be the most accurate form of scanning as it creates an exact image of the subsurface. Radiography (X-Ray) is an imaging technique using X-rays, gamma rays, or similar ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation to view the internal form of an object. However, this image must still be mapped on the area, which is down to the interpretation of the technician. It is also restricted to a set area, as well as being time-consuming and carrying a number of associated health hazards.
What is GPR?
GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) offers a fast, inexpensive, and versatile solution which allows technicians to scan larger depths, while having the ability to determine depths and map in real time. While GPR offers a huge number of benefits, technicians often don’t have the training required to interpret the data, resulting in inaccurate mapping, and a bad reputation for the technology.
What is Xradar?
Xradar Guaranteed Concrete Scanning is a new method of concrete imaging, which offers the accuracy of X-Ray, and the safety and efficiency of GPR. In addition, Xradar technicians are trained to the highest standards and conform to all industry regulations, guaranteeing the best possible service offering when scanning concrete. At Xradar™, they’re so confident in technicians ability to scan with accuracy, that they’ll guarantee you will not hit an unforeseen target whilst following our guidance.
Comparison table between Radiography (X-Ray), GPR and Xradar
As Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Concrete Scanning is a Geophysical method, it relies heavily upon user interpretation.
Xradar technicians go through a rigorous in house training procedure to ensure that we get the most out of the technology when scanning concrete.