JOSHUA ROSENBERG CIVIL ENGINEERING now offer Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) services to carry out subsurface investigations to pinpoint and map the locations of buried ordinance and services such as water mains, gas mains, electrical cables, pipelines etc.
Ground Penetrating Radar is ageophysicalmethod that usesradarpulses tobuild up a picture ofthe subsurface. ThisNon-Destructive Testing (NDT)method useselectromagnetic radiation to detect the reflected signals from subsurface structures. GPR can be used on a variety of materials, including rock, soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures. It can detect objects, changes in material, and voids and cracks.
GPR works by using high-frequency (usually polarized) radio waves which are transmitted into the ground. When the wave hits a buried object the receiving antenna records the variations in thereflected signal and this is used to build up a “picture” of what lies beneath the surface of the tested material.
Key benefits of a Ground Penetrating Radar Inspection
Accurate and precise location of buried services without disturbing the surface or hitting / damaging other installations or services.
Map large areas / plots of land quickly and cost effectively.
Ensure there are no nasty surprises below the surface of a plot of land you intend to buy.