DUAL-BEAM RADAR (X-RADAR)
Until recently, X-ray had been the only method of scanning concrete. However, the limitations, costs and health risks left X-ray as a less than ideal solution.
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 non-harmful radio waves, GPR can deliver near X-ray accuracy at a fraction of the cost.
Now, 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 radar scan” on their websites, but what they do not tell customers is that off-the-shelf GPR systems can neither distinguish conduit from rebar, nor see conduit hidden under bars.
As a result, most operators simply guess that anything that runs diagonally to bars or between rebar mats is a conduit. Because of this guess work, on average, one conduit out of for goes undetected, and can often be cut as a result. An error rate of 25% which is totally unacceptable.
Get the picture with X-Radar
RadEX dual-beam radar (X-Radar) delivers near X-ray accuracy, instantly and without X-ray’s limitations and hazards. For concrete knowledge that is clear and concise- instant and affordable- nothing beats our technology. It takes the right equipment and a trained operator, with RadEX detection you can rest assured that you will have both.
X-Radar detects and identifies conduits that are invisible to conventional GPR. Cut out the guessing and demand results that you can be confident of.
Dual-beam accuracy: the 98% difference
The only known solution today is the X-Radar. The difference is truly revealing, average detection accuracy with our dual-beam radar is 98% (1 conduit out of 50 missed) versus the industry norm of 75% (1 conduit out of 4 missed). A level of precision that:
- Dramatically reduces the chance of error
- Allows measurement of rebar size
- Distinguishes rebar from conduits and cables
- Detects conduits hidden under bars and wire mesh
- Greatly reduces 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 easily be much higher than that. With an accuracy of only 75%, conventional GPR leaves you exposed to a significant risk of unexpected costs for repairs on damages incurred as a result of objects missed by a scan.
By using our experts, equipped with dual-beam radar, and its 98% accuracy, you can be confident that your costs will stay under control.