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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Vs X-Ray for Concrete Scanning

By January 16, 2017 2 Comments

In this video I compare ground penetrating radar (GPR) to x-ray for concrete scanning. GPR appears to offer significant benefits, yet I know some folks that continue to doubt the effectiveness of GPR and only use x-ray.

Let me know what you think and help me out by commenting on the benefits of x-ray or other issues that I missed.

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  • Hey Dan, thanks again for the vid!
    Having absolutely no experience with X-ray, none whatsoever, my number 7 would be:
    -what about experience needed for fieldwork/dataprocessing/interpretation GPR vs Xray. Which one is more complex?

    • dpbigman says:

      Hi Ferry,

      Great one! I’m not sure who wins that battle, but it is definitely an important consideration in the grand scheme.

      Here’s another related issue, accessibility of training.

      I don’t know how accessible training is on x-ray…but for GPR, I do know this one place! haha

      Thanks again and please keep commenting.