In the last 10 years, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has changed the way the construction industry approaches scanning concrete. Today, GPR is the technology of choice for many leading construction companies to scan concrete because using GPR non-harmful radio waves can deliver near X-ray accuracy at a fraction of the cost.

There are many companies that offer radar scanning services. Anyone can purchase a GPR system, but competent radar operators are rare. Numerous detection companies advertise "the magic of GPR scanning" on their websites but what they do not tell customers is that off-the-shelf GPR systems can neither distinguish conduits from reinforcement nor see conduits hidden under reinforcement bars.

As a result, most operators simply assume that anything that runs diagonally to reinforcement bars or between reinforcement bar mats (mesh) is a conduit. On average, one in ten conduits goes undetected as a result of this guesswork. An error rate that is unsatisfactory.

Get the picture with Xradar™

Radex Detection uses Xradar (dual-beam radar) which delivers near X-ray accuracy instantly and without X-ray's limitations and hazards. For a concrete study that is clear and concise - instant and affordable - nothing beats our Xradar technology. It takes the right equipment and a skilled technician. With Radex Detection, you can rest assured that you will have both.

Xradar detects and identifies conduits that are invisible to conventional GPR. By using Radex Detection, you cut out the guessing and receive results you can be confident of. Overall benefits of our Xradar services include:

  • Dramatically reducing the risk of error
  • Measurement of rebar diameter
  • Distinguishing rebar from conduits and cables
  • Detecting conduits hidden under bars and wire mesh
  • Greatly reducing the chances of work-site injury caused by cutting hidden objects

The Cost of Inaccuracy

In any project, it is important to keep costs under control. If a conduit is missed in a GPR scan and cut as a result, repairs rarely cost less than $1000 and can be much higher than that. With an industry average accuracy of only 75%, conventional GPR leaves you exposed to significant risks for unexpected costs caused by repairs on damages incurred as a result of objects missed by a scan.

By using our experts, equipped with Xradar and its 98% accuracy, you can be confident that your costs will stay under control.