Benefits of scanning concrete with ground penetrating radar (GPR): Only access to one side of a slab or structure is required. X-rays require access on both sides: one side to place the radioactive material and the other to place the receiver. GPR can penetrate depths of 18 to 24 years, depending on the age of the concrete. There are two types of X-ray images: normal and digital.
Both use the same methods, however, the normal one is processed with film and the digital one is processed digitally. GPR provides immediate scan results without any additional steps (unlike concrete x-rays). It's non-invasive, takes up little space in the workplace, and you can use it for timely analysis when you need to prepare quick reports. Concrete radiography 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 that uses X-rays, gamma rays, or similar ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to see the internal shape of an object. However, this image must still be mapped in the area, which depends on the technician's interpretation. It is also restricted to a certain area, in addition to being time consuming and carrying a number of associated health risks. With GPR, you won't have to work outside normal hours or evacuate a construction site for fear of exposing other workers to radiation, as you would with a concrete X-ray.
Digital X-ray images of concrete involve the non-destructive use of hard X-rays or gamma rays to obtain images of the interior of a concrete objective in order to identify and locate reinforcing bars, ducts, post-tension cables and other embedded objects. GPR can help you perform quick scans of a large area, saving time and labor costs compared to the X-ray concrete scanning procedure. Xradar's guaranteed concrete scanning is a new method of obtaining concrete images that offers the accuracy of X-rays and the safety and efficiency of GPR. X-ray scanning of concrete has long been used in the construction industry because of its accuracy.
Improved concrete scanning with Xradar is a new method of imaging concrete with the precision of X-rays and the safety and efficiency of GPR. While X-rays can provide unprecedented high-resolution images, when scanning concrete structures they have been largely replaced by ground-penetrating radar (GPR), which is a geophysical method that sends electromagnetic waves to the structure and analyzes reflected energy. Since scanning concrete with ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method, it depends largely on user interpretation. In addition, Xradar technicians are trained to the highest standards and comply with all industry regulations, ensuring the best possible service offering when scanning concrete.
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and X-ray scanning devices are two of the best options among non-invasive concrete scanning technologies. This means that you can perform concrete scans without using earmuffs and without interrupting other work in the workplace. Digital radiography requires access to both sides of the concrete slab and is not suitable for scanning concrete leveled on slab.