5 Faq's ABOUT GPR & UTILITY LOCATING
1. what is ground penetrating radar (GPR)?
Ground penetrating radar is a detection method which uses radio waves to identify buried or hidden components within a structure or beneath a surface. This non-destructive method uses antennas of varying strengths to transmit a signal into a surface. As the signal encounters different components within that surface, it is bounced back to a receiver at the surface. This action creates a reading which can be reviewed by experienced GPRS Project Managers in order to determine the location of utilities and other buried items.
2. how is gpr used?
Ground penetrating radar is used to identify the location of objects beneath the surface. GPRS uses this radar for utility locating and concrete scanning applications. Varying antenna strengths are used for different applications, depending on the type of material being scanned and how far down we can expect to find buried materials.
3. does gpr have any limitations
GPR is extremely effective at locating subsurface utilities and other materials, however it does have certain limitations. Ground conditions, weather, and type of material being located are just a few of the potential limiting factors. GPRS Project Managers are skilled in determining if GPR is the right choice for you project. In the event that conditions are not suitable for GPR scanning, an alternative recommendation can be made.
4. what type of gpr equipment is used?
GPRS uses a variety of ground penetrating radar and scanning tools according to a project’s needs. Our two most commonly used pieces of equipment are the concrete scanning antenna and the utility locating antenna. Read more about the different types of equipment we use here.
5. how can i determine if gpr is needed for my project?
Contact GPRS by phone or through our website and a local GPRS representative will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Our representatives and local Project Managers are skilled in assessing local conditions and can help you to figure out how GPR services can meet your needs.