Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for Utility Locating

Along with standard Electromagnetic (EM) Induction locating tools, multiVIEW Locates uses the latest and most advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) equipment available on the market today. GPR is a non-destructive technology that transmits high-frequency radio waves into the ground or structure and analyzes the reflected energy to create a profile of subsurface features.

Finding non-metallic utilities with Ground Penetrating Radar

Projects that require deep analysis of the horizontal and vertical positions of buried infrastructure should incorporate GPR, particularly when non-metallic utilities may lie beneath. GPR can be effective at locating linear infrastructure that has traditionally been considered “un-locatable” such as assets comprised of plastic, asbestos, and concrete. It’s also used to identify changes in the subgrade, water content, depth of bedrock, and other features. When combined with traditional EM Induction locating techniques, a full picture of the underground can emerge.

Real-time 3D data delivered onsite

GPR’s unique ability to detect non-metallic, as well as metallic structures, provides a distinctive locating capability. GPR can be deployed in simple “Locate & Mark” mode for rapid onsite solutions or “Survey & Map” mode to provide an unmatched capability for defining subsurface infrastructure. Target depth is estimated using instrument positioning and signal travel time. Our Technicians can provide real-time 3D imaging onsite and instantly email project images directly from the GPR unit.

Informational Image of a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) touch screen display unit used by multiVIEW, seen from above sitting, in the middle of a gravel road.

In addition to utility locating, Ground Penetrating Radar is also effective for:

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