The most advanced GPR technology in the industry
Xradar™ is Canada’s leading provider of ground penetrating radar (GPR) services, providing Xradar™ concrete scanning. Our Xradar™ method has been developed specifically for scanning concrete, which has the accuracy of x-ray with the safety and efficiency of GPR.
With offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City, we are ideally positioned to deliver services throughout all of Canada. We ensure the highest standard of service through our in house development program and unique training philosophy. Our dedicated team are fully equipped with the most advanced concrete scanning technology and are here to meet your needs.
As pioneers of the industry and GPR’s practical application, we have always strived to innovate ways in which we can better serve our clients and the industry. None is more exemplary than our bespoke Xradar™ concrete scanning services.
This unique form of ground penetrating radar can be used for construction, engineering, archaeological applications, and more. Our employees collect and verify information on site, allowing you to make informed, timely and cost effective decisions, while ensuring safety.
Xradar™ is the leading provider of GPR and concrete scanning services in Canada. All of our technicians have undergone extensive proprietary training and are significantly experienced in the application of Xradar™. We deliver to the highest industry standards and ensure the best results for our clients.
We have developed the most advanced GPR technology in the form of Xradar™, providing the accuracy of x-ray, with the safety and efficiency of GPR.
We have offices all over Canada, including Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec, with more offices to be opened, meaning we are positioned to serve your needs wherever you are located.
We use our own bespoke Xradar methods, a form of ground penetrating radar (GPR) to carry out scanning services across a huge range of applications.
What is Ground Penetrating Radar?
GPR is a non-destructive process used for scanning the subsurface for hidden objects. The process works by sending high-frequency electromagnetic waves into the ground from a transmitting antenna. These waves are then reflected back up to form an image of the subsurface. It can be used across a wide range of materials, including rock, soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures. GPR is able to detect subsurface features whose electrical properties contrast with those of the surrounding soil or concrete.
The systems used by Xradar™ consist of a transmitter, a receiver, and a control unit. The transmitting antenna begins by sending electromagnetic waves into the ground, which are then reflected off underground layers and objects.
Reflections are produced whenever the wave enters a material that differs in its conductive properties from the material it left. The receiving antenna then receives the wave reflections and measures the travel time and strength. This is then converted into an accurate image of whatever is below the surface.
A number of factors can be altered depending on the requirement of the process. Changing the frequency of the wave can alter the depth and detail of the scan, therefore antenna choice is one of the most important factors in survey design.
Xradar Enhanced Concrete Scanning has applications in a number of fields. Most commonly it can be used in construction and engineering as a form of non-destructive testing (NDT) on structures and pavements. It can be used for concrete scanning, corrosion mapping, utility locating, and oil tank locating, to name a few.
As the Engineering Standard for Concrete Imaging it is a vital part of the construction process, allowing companies to safely scan before cutting and coring concrete. It is also utilised in the mapping of deterioration and corrosion in concrete, necessary in maintaining the safety of concrete structures.
Other applications can be found in archaeology, with the detection and mapping of archaeological features and cemeteries. GPR also has uses in military and law enforcement, for the detection of dangerous objects such as landmines.