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Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar(GPR) is utilized when a known utility is either a non-metallic material such as PVC and clay, or does not have any access points such as a shut-off valve, manhole, or a meter panel. This is also a useful service if you have a work area in the middle of a field and have no knowledge of what utility lines or structures could be buried there.

ground penetrating radar

The GPR is an amazing technology that allows us to see through the ground. Radar signals are sent through the surface. When an object is found the signals will bounce back, giving us a digital interpretation on the screen. This provides us with specific data including size, shape, direction, and depth. A printout or digital file of the data as well as data mapping can be made available at your request. Another service that can be used here is Vacuum Excavation. If something is found but not identified we can dig a test pit over our mark to uncover the object and properly identify it.

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface real time on a video monitor. This non-destructive method uses electromagnetic radiation waves and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. The GPR device is an invaluable tool, especially when you are looking for a non–conductive (plastic, clay, transite, fiberglass,orangeburg etc.) buried pipe or structure. Through years of training and field experience, our technicians have become experts in interpreting the results of the GPR data.


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