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Ground Penetrating Radar
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) represents the current cutting edge in underground utility detection. It has various applications, such as foundation scanning, assessing bedrock and soil composition and even ice thickness profiling.
True to our innovative approach, our engineers quickly outfitted our GPR with a multi-channel GNSS receiver so every impulse sent by the radar is now endowed with GPS coordinates, improving reception.
One of the major challenges of underground utilities of course, is that pipes that were laid down decades ago were not originally endowed with spatial data, and therefore their precise location is hard to pin-point to a high degree of accuracy simply based on the utility maps. Additionally, some of these maps may be quite dated. Nevertheless, GPR is quite versatile as not only can you detect underground utilities but also any underground voids can be identified as well. This is of course very valuable for assessing subterranean conditions upon which for example a road has already been built.
Locate utilities and integrate them into GIS systems
GPR can also be used for specific tasks such as locating underground septic tanks, pipes and leach fields using a combination of electromagnetic induction equipment and ground penetrating radar. GPR can also be used for assessing the condition of a bridge or for example in the case of infrastructure, assessing the compliance of adequate concrete cover. Last but not least, site investigations are important to identify where boreholes and trial holes need to be dug, or how excavation needs to be managed.
Our expertise combined with the versatility of ground penetrating radar ensures that you are equipped with high quality information when performing any utility infrastructure works. Our precise and timely information help you ensure that utility works can be carried out in the most cost efficient manner.