Ground Penetrating Radar

Locate cables and pipes in concrete using Concrete Scanning

Ground Penetrating Radar (X-Ray)

1 2 3 Locate It can locate your underground services using our Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR – Structure Scan). We can assist with the location of underground services in many instances where standard radio-detection methods cannot. We can quickly and easily identify the presence of buried utility infrastructure.

GPR technology can assist in the location and depth of:

  • water mains – all types, including asbestos, blue brut
  • pipes – plastic, poly, pvc
  • fire main valves
  • fibre optic cables
  • road crossings
  • rising mains
  • buried manhole covers
  • underground
  • underground tanks and pits

Ground penetrating radar is a non-destructive geo-physical method that uses radar pulses to ‘map’ an image of shallow subsurface features (down to 6 metres approximately). The data collected from the radar sweeping across the surface is collected to construct a view of the subsurface.

Unfortunately, some conditions have a negative impact on GPR performance. High-conductivity (e.g. high moisture content) materials and heterogeneous conditions (e.g. rocky soils) will reduce its performance. For example, whilst dry sandy soils will allow radar penetration to 6 metres approximately, wet clay soils and salt-contaminated soils can reduce the depth to less than one metre. Rocky soils can cause radar signal scattering.

For more information, please call 1 2 3 Locate It on 0421 624 795 or request a booking using the button below.

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Locate cables and pipes in concrete using Concrete Scanning

Radar / Slab X-Ray

The use of non-destructive high-resolution ground penetrating radar (GPR – Utility Scan) before you core, cut or drill concrete, can greatly reduce the risk to workers cutting through live cables or other hazards. 1 2 3 Locate It’s concrete scanning can accurately indicate the presence and depth of pipes, cables, steel reinforcing, post-tension ducts, any voids in concrete and suspended slabs. This technology greatly increases worker safety.

For more information, please call 1 2 3 Locate It  on 0421 624 795 or request a booking using the button below.

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