utility locating Services

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a well-established technique for subsurface exploration that uses radar pulses and electromagnetic energy to find commonly embedded objects in concrete and underground utilities.

Concrete Scanning Using GPR

Concrete scanning applications in search of common embedded objects and subsurface hazards include:

  • Determine pavement layer thickness

  • Locating rebar

  • Locating post-tension anchors and cables

  • Locating gas and sanitary lines

  • Locating gas and electrical services

  • Locating pipes and conduit

Utility Locating and Pipe Locating

Utility detection and mapping applications include:

  • Locating electrical lines conduit and cables

  • Locating telecommunication and fiber optics lines

  • Locating gas, oil, steam and petroleum pipes

  • Locating sewers and storm drains

  • Locating drinking water, reclaimed water and irrigation pipes

The data collected is used to prevent damage to utilities and the surrounding environment as well as protecting workers, and public safety.

The Benefits of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

The F3 GPR process used to map subsurface conditions and locate buried utilities and other underground obstacles has a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Non-destructive examinations of assets, structures and surfaces

  • Accurate detection and location of subsurface objects

  • Risk reduction and project safety