Ground-Penetrating Radar is a useful tool that can greatly improve the efficiency of construction projects. The technology has become more reliable and easier to use in recent years and is now something that can be readily applied in the field. These essential tips from Precision-um. could help you to make the most of GPR technology.
GR technology allows for easier subsurface exploration, with tools that help people to gather, assess, analyze and process significant amounts of data. These tools give contractors the information they need to make decisions about how to proceed with their projects.
How GPR Works
GPR uses high-frequency, pulsed electromagnetic waves. These waves are projected into the ground and then bounce back. The speed and angle at which they bounce back are used to collect information about what is under the ground. This allows project managers to assess the ground without the need for excavation, probing, or drilling. It is particularly useful for identifying pies, cables, buried structures, sewers, drainage and other underground structures. This means that it can be an invaluable aid for helping construction workers to avoid underground piping and cabling in cities where public records of such assets and utilities are poor. GPR works even for pipes that are non-metallic and that are harder to detect using traditional means.
Why Choose GPR
GPR provides high-resolution subsurface maps and can map out areas quite rapidly. Using borehole investigation and other efficient methods, it is possible to get information about things that are quite deep underground. GPR can help to reduce the danger faced by workers since the information it provides is quite accurate and can guide precautions that workers should take.
GPR is non-intrusive and can work even in areas that are generally fairly inaccessible. It does, however, require technicians that have some expertise in operating the equipment to ensure that the data gathered by the tools is accurate and useful. GPR machines are still quite expensive, but for companies that spend a lot of time digging in areas where a GPR survey would be useful, having a system and a skilled operator is an investment that would quickly pay for itself.