Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys have numerous uses before starting large scale construction projects on your property, and can ultimately save you a lot of big headaches. There are all kinds of obstructions going on below the surface of the ground, and knowing where and what they are before digging in is incredibly important. GPR utility locating is highly important, as these below ground obstructions include utilities, and they need to be avoided when building. These can be water, gas, and sewer pipes as well as underground storage tanks, the remnants of previous swimming pools, below ground vaults, water monitoring wells, and buried debris.
GPR Utility Locating Systems
GRP systems consist of a transceiver or antenna, cable, electronics package, printer, and power source. The antenna is then pulled across the ground and emits a series of high frequency radio wave pulses which radiate deep below the ground. If these pulses encounter a detectable material they bounce back, showing you exactly the depth and location of any obstructions.
The Benefits of GPR Utility Locating
Imagine investing time and money into a project only to have to stop it because utility lines are in the way. Even worse, if you damage those utility lines you will be in for a world of frustration and fines. GPR allows you to know exactly what’s going on below ground in a non-invasive way that incurs no extra or unnecessary damage. It allows you to prepare for a stress free building process that can go as smoothly as possible. If you want to avoid inconvenient, expensive, and potentially damaging underground surprises, you can benefit greatly from making use of GPR utility locating.
Do you need help with gpr utility locating from Concrete Visions?
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 in 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 is a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.