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The benefits of ground penetrating radar Systems

The GPR is a non-invasive technique that uses radio waves to create images of the subsurface, including what buried objects lie below, in real time. 

When you opt for GPR, you are choosing to dig safely since you know exactly what lies beneath your feet. This means you won’t inadvertently damage key underground services such as electricity lines, gas pipes, water pipes, or any other infrastructure.

How hiring a GPR contractor can assist you

There are various ways hiring a GPR contractor can assist one in a project they are working on. GPR is an extremely cost-effective and non-invasive method of acquiring information about what lies underneath. Before workers even dig, GPR equipment is used to provide critical information. Here are seven of the benefits of GPR technology:

  1. GPR is a versatile method for small to medium-sized projects. It’s also suitable for use in public areas and a wide range of project locations.
  2. It identifies metals, non-metals, voids, and subsurface anomalies.
  3. You can get data quickly and can cover a wide area.
  4. The data can be seen right away or used in future projects.
  5. It is not necessary to dig, excavate, or disturb the surface of the ground in any way.
  6. The survey will not disrupt your landscaping, buildings, lawns, or other features.
  7. It is more cost-effective than other options.

Frequently Asked Questions

In low conductivity environments such as sand and granite, they are able to locate assets as deep as 30 metres. In environments with high conductivity materials such as moist clay and shale, however, this depth of penetration is reduced. 

Moist clays, shale, and other high conductivity materials, may attenuate or absorb GPR signals, greatly decreasing the depth of penetration to 3 feet (1 metre) or less.

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This is done through the use of electronic technology such as ground penetrating radars. Electromagnetic waves are sent from the surface down and the different interactions with pipes and cables confirm a pipe’s location. 

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Yes, when used following guidelines and regulations, Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) is generally considered safe. It emits low-power electromagnetic waves, which are non-ionising and typically not harmful to humans or the environment. Maintaining a safe distance, adhering to regulations, and proper training are important for safe usage.

Yes, Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) can be used in water, snow, and ice. It helps study underwater features, snowpack characteristics, and ice structures. However, effectiveness varies based on factors like conductivity, depth, and signal frequency. GPR’s application requires adapting to each medium’s properties for accurate results.

Yes, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) can be used to identify and locate underground utilities. GPR sends electromagnetic waves into the ground and measures the reflections that bounce back. Different materials, like pipes, cables, and other utilities, have distinct signatures in the radar data, allowing experienced operators to identify their presence and approximate depth. However, the success of utility detection with GPR depends on various factors, including the utility material, soil conditions, depth, and the skill of the operator. It’s often used in conjunction with other methods for comprehensive utility mapping and to avoid potential conflicts during construction or excavation projects.

Ground Penetrating Radar Services from Reveal Underground Services

If you are looking for the most efficient, and cost-effective way to survey underground utilities, Reveal Underground Services offers ground penetrating radar technology that provides accurate subsurface imaging. Contact our team of experts to find out more about how we can help you.