Concrete Scanning with Ground Penetrating Radar
GPRS provides industry leading subsurface detection technologies to effectively complete projects while minimizing risk of damages for our clients. When drilling or excavating into concrete or asphalt is required, it is necessary to first determine if there are potential obstructions such as conduits, utility lines, rebar, or storage tanks beneath the surface.
Concrete scanning, once referred to as concrete X-Ray, is a modern technology that allows GPRS to inspect the subsurface of a worksite and locate any potential obstructions or dangerous elements. This is done accurately by using electromagnetic ground penetrating radar technology that has the highest resolution of any method available. By measuring the electrical conductivity of different types of material, our GPR technicians can determine what is located below the specific location of the concrete or asphalt.
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GPRS concrete scanning services provide safe and reliable GPR assessment for clients before excavation or drilling. The process presents no radiation hazard and is safe. When scanning concrete, the surrounding areas do not have to be cleared, and the entire process is done quickly and efficiently. Imaging, interpretation, and assessment are completed immediately on the job site and in real time. GPRS provides permanent records of the analysis. Using AUTOCAD files or GPS maps, findings can be overlaid to create a record that details depth, path, and location of subsurface obstructions and problem areas.
Concrete scanning services at GPRS are versatile and extremely effective in a number of environments and conditions. By using a variety of antennas, accurate scanning can be completed on different types of surfaces, ensuring that you get a comprehensive reading and interpretation. Antenna frequencies of 2.0 GHz, 1.6 GHz, and 1.0 GHz are used for concrete scanning. Antenna frequencies of 400 MHz, 270 MHz, and 200 MHz are effective for detecting underground objects and hazards. Regardless of the specific circumstances, GPRS has the equipment, technology, and expertise to provide technical assistance.
Different antenna frequencies allow our technicians to reach different depths during scans. With a 1.6 GHZ antenna, our standard for concrete scanning, we can look for obstructions as deep as 22 inches under the surface of concrete. The 400 MHz antenna is used for most ground locating, and the effectiveness of different antennas depends on the soil and ground composition at the job site. GPRS technicians are trained to identify different types of soil and to know what types of antenna are more effective in different areas of the country. Whether your work is being completed in a dry, sandy soil or a wet clay soil, we have the technical expertise and technology to provide a tailored solution.
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