There are a variety of utilities hidden underground that most of the time, we either forget or do not realize are even there. However, utilities cannot be forgotten about when there is construction to be done and the ground needs to be dug up. Ground penetrating radar, or GPR, is incredibly important when it comes to utility locating. If you are preparing a construction project on a site, then it is incredibly important to conduct GPR utility locating, and here are the reasons why.
Provides Important Information
For starters, the reason why GPR utility locating is important to any construction project is that it provides vital information that is crucial to the project. You must undergo utility locating before starting your project because you need all the information you can get before starting. This information will tell you where any utilities are underground or in a concrete infrastructure. After the radio signals from the GPR are transmitted and return to the receiver, an image will appear allowing you to know where the utilities are located. By knowing exactly where any and all utilities are located, you will be able to formulate a plan on how to deal with them and avoid them while you are working.
Keeps Projects Going
As stated before, GPR utility locating is important because it will help you locate where the utilities are. By knowing where the utility lines are, you will be able to make sure you do not cut into them. Thus avoiding a disastrous situation where you cut into or damage them. In a situation where GPR utility locating was not done and a utility line was damaged, your project would easily be set back by at least a few weeks. Knowing where the utility lines are thanks to GPR will help keep the project on task and on schedule to be finished.
Maximizes Use of Time and Resources
GPR utility locating is an absolute necessity because it helps you formulate a plan to maximize the use of your precious time and resources. When traditional utility locating is done by digging up trenches through the use of drawings, you are simply wasting time and energy on this. By using GPR, you are getting a quick and accurate image that allows you to get the job done efficiently.
Choose Concrete Visions for All Your GPR Needs!
Concrete Visions has over 12 years of experience and expertise in concrete scanning and we know how to detect any problems lurking beneath the surface. We use ground penetrating radar accurately and expertly and are familiar with many other methods that can be used when appropriate like concrete x-ray and electromagnetic conductivity. We are also very familiar with the latest construction safety techniques and train all of our workers to do their work quickly, accurately, and safely. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.