Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is used to detect subsurface features and objects.
The machine rests on collapsible and highly portable three-wheel cart that is pushed over the surface. A radar signal from an antenna passes into the ground and reflects off objects under the ground. The information is displayed on a screen providing real-time views. Mapping subsurface utilities: GPR, sondes, cable/pipe locator and CCTV is used to create a “map” of underground services. One instrument on its own cannot provide the accuracy needed for such a survey.
Possibilities with GPR
- Environmental Impact Assessments: locate sub-surface objects, water table mapping
- 2D & 3D imaging
- Locate pipelines, cables, ground disturbance, tanks & voids
- Roads: evaluate base & sub-base levels, voids, layer thickness
- Forensics: locate clandestine burials, hidden caches of weapons
- Geology: mapping sand & gravel beds, bedrock horizons
- Pre-development: Before excavation: location of pre-existing disturbed ground, locate municipal services, fibre optic cables, etc
- Agriculture: soil conditions and bedrock
- Archaeology: non-invasive investigation of site area, reduces investigation time.
- Concrete studies; locate re-bar spacing and depth in concrete.
Equipment & Methods
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