Ground Penetrating Radar, otherwise known as GPR, is a type of technology that has many uses in many different industries. It allows for underground imaging and provides important information about subsurface features, buried objects like utility lines or tanks, and other useful data. Read on for more common uses and other interesting facts.
GPR technology is currently the only way that professionals can locate buried utilities without destroying the property. It works for both metal and non-metal subsurface utilities. Construction teams and engineers will be able to tell the location of utilities like water, sewer, gas, or cable lines before they do any digging. This helps them avoid damaging the lines which could result in high fees.
Concrete Mapping and Pavement Surveys
Although it’s known as ground penetrating radar, it has more uses than just in the ground. Professionals use GPR to see through concrete walls before they do any drilling, cutting, or coring. It’s useful for locating rebar, tendons, and conduits as well as measuring the thickness of concrete slabs and pavement. Furthermore, when it comes to pavement, GPR technology can also be used to detect voids in roads and distinguish layer thickness.
Disasters happen so it’s important that in the event of an accident like a sewage leak or other contamination that people are able to locate any buried pipes or storage tanks associated with the leak. GPR can also be used to determine the extent of the leak and help expedite the cleaning process and restoration.
Archaeologists use GPR technology for research and exploration. It’s important in this industry that objects found under the surface be preserved as possible artifacts and items of historical significance. GPR allows for subsurface imaging without destroying the ground or anything that may be found underneath.
Concrete Cutting and Coring Services 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 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+.