GPR or ground-penetrating radar is used frequently by construction crews. No matter what kind of projects are being worked out, ground-penetrating radar helps solve the mystery of what lies beneath the ground. Using GPR is especially helpful when utilities are located underground, and you need to know the exact location before cutting into the ground. GPR is powerful that it can even show whats inside of concrete infrastructure before concrete cutting or drilling occurs. If you’re curious as to how GPR works, the basics are laid out for you here.
Ground-penetrating radar is an advanced function of technology that utilizes high-frequency radio signals that are transmitted into the ground. After the radar is transmitted into the ground, reflected signals are returned to the receiver which displays an image of the utility that is located underground. As the computer measures the amount of time it takes for the image to be displayed, the depth of the utility or object is calculated, allowing the technician to know just how deep it is.
When it comes to GPR and concrete, technicians are most often searching for rebar, conduits, and post-tension cables that are located underground or in concrete infrastructure. The thickness of the concrete must first be determined. This makes it easier to map out the location of objects that are embedded into the concrete.
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Concrete Visions offers ground-penetrating radar concrete scanning services throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. We have an excellent track record of success using GPR and our concrete scanning services are over 99% effective. We are committed to quality and safety so when you choose Concrete Visions for your ground-penetrating radar concrete scanning services, you can trust that the job will be done with the utmost care and precision.
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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+.