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INSTANT DIGITAL 
CONCRETE X-RAYING

INSTANT DIGITAL 
CONCRETE
X-RAYING

We provide Contractors & Engineers with the most visually reliable method of inspecting concrete structures in the greater Vancouver area.

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Protecting Structures
Since 2014

Nova Technicians identify and map the location of conduit, reinforcing steel and post-tension cables within concrete slabs.

The core principles at Nova have been developed and grown to focus on easing the stress placed on clients and engineers by providing a “Visually Reliable” method of inspecting concrete.

Our niche has been to protect clients’ structures prior to concrete coring.

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WHY DIGITAL CONCRETE
X-RAY
Imaging?

Building operators and structural engineers understand the risks associated with concrete coring.  Hitting a post-tension cable or an electrical conduit while coring can be costly.  These risks can be mitigated by calling Nova.

Nova ensures your project goes smoothly, quickly and risk free.
Clients have the assurance that their inspection needs are being handled by the most meticulous and qualified personnel in the industry.


Images captured safely

Accurate - no guess work

Same day X-Ray and core

REAL IMAGES OF YOUR
CONCRETE slab

The DIGITAL X-RAY ADVANTAGE

Safety First
Nova Advanced Imaging has adopted the SNT-TC-1A standard for the qualification and certification of its personnel performing Digital Concrete X-Raying. Clients are assured that the images they receive are captured in a safe and reliable manner.
X-Ray Images Within Seconds
X-Ray images are immediately available allowing instant analysis saving critical time and money. Quick set up and short exposure times expedite the imaging process. We produce exceptional, high quality X-Ray images of your concrete structure.
X-Ray Vision
Nova provides critical information on objects embedded within a concrete slab or wall. This information is labelled directly onto the surface, giving the client a clear indication of where it's safe to drill or cut. A digital file of the imaged area is shared with key personnel.
Report for Review
Clients are always provided with a professional report for their records and review. The X-Ray images and site sketches assist the client and Engineers to determine if it's safe to core holes.
We Can All Work Together
Trades can work alongside Nova technicians with minimal disruptions. Exclusion zones are established by our technicians based on the intended work area.  Exposure is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes and images are viewed within seconds on a computer screen.  
An X-Ray Source with an “ON & OFF” Button
There is never a chance of radiation exposure as the X-Ray source is electronically powered with an "On/Off" switch.

YOUR PROJECT From
START TO FINISH

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Every project has its challenges when it comes to coring. Call a Nova representative today to find out what your next steps are!

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Site Visit

A member of our team will come out to review site conditions and explain what we will need prior to work.

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X-Raying

Safety is Nova’s top priority. Appropriate exclusion zones will be determined and marked prior to X-Ray imaging. Each X-Ray image will be sketched on the slab for the report.

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Report

Clients are provided with a digital report for their review. The X-Ray images and site sketches help contractors and Engineers determine where it’s safe for coring.

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Coring

Nova takes care of the coring as well - coring! Cleanliness and professionalism is what makes your project go smooth when you call us.

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man coring on construction site
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WHY DIGITAL X-RAY IS YOUR BEST CHOICE!

Visually Reliable.
Can penetrate Q-Deck.
Shot times & analysis within seconds on a laptop.
Can see wires in plastic conduit and strands in a post-tension cable.
Can distinguish between rebar and metal conduits with real images.
Diameter of rebar or post-tension cables can be measured using the software measuring tool.
A report is emailed with X-Ray and site sketch to client.
Can inspect freshly poured concrete with high moisture content.
Can determine voids and cracks in concrete.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

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Q-Deck reflects GPR scanning
15 minutes per area
site sketch only

X-Ray Source with a Digital Panel

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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
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X-Ray Source with a Digital Panel
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GPR vs. Digital X-Ray

Visually Reliable
GPR
X-Ray
Can penetrate Q-Deck with perfection
GPR
X-Ray
Shot times & analysis within seconds on a laptop.
GPR
X-Ray
Can see wires in plastic conduit and strands in a post-tension cable.
GPR
X-Ray
Can distinguish between rebar and metal conduits with real images.
GPR
X-Ray
Diameter of rebar or post-tension cables can be measured using the software measuring tool.
GPR
X-Ray
A report is emailed with X-Ray and site sketch to client.
GPR
X-Ray
Freshly poured concrete with high moisture is not a problem.
GPR
X-Ray
Can determine voids and cracks in concrete.
GPR
X-Ray
X-Ray Source with a Digital Panel
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RELIABLE

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info@xraynova.com
604-435-3771
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Frequently asked questions

Can you X-Ray and core on the same day or evening?

Nova is a one stop shop.  One crew will do it all! X-Ray first and core immediately after the client reviews the X-Ray image.

How long does an X-Ray image take?

Q-Deck slab images are captured in 3 to 8 seconds. 8-inch concrete slabs are captured in 30 seconds. 10-inch concrete slabs are captured in 60 to 90 seconds. 12-inch to 14-inch concrete slabs are captured in 120 to 180 seconds.

What exclusion zones are required?

Each thickness of concrete requires a different intensity of radiation which will determine the exclusion zone.  Typically, we tell clients we need 15 feet on the top side of the slab and 30 feet on the bottom side of the slab to be cleared of people.

How many X-Rays can you do in one day or evening?

Typically, we can shoot 8 to 10 X-Rays per hour with the floor sketches.

Can you X-Ray anything else besides concrete?

We have X-Rayed iPhones, android phones, laptops, plants, tools, shoes and many other objects.  If you have a request just ask us!