Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is used to determine what lies under the ground. A scanning service will detect metal and non-metal materials, voids, and uneven consistencies within a dirt bed. this type of process is often one of the preliminary stages conducted during an excavation project.
A Technician's Services
A GPR scanning service can aid with outlining the location of underground utility lines and other materials that could interfere with an excavation process. Lines that are going to remain intact may require that specialized machinery be used during the excavation of land. A technician's duties are to set up GPR scanning equipment and to use it to inspect an area where a project will take place.
A technician determines the composition of materials that are located under hardscaped or landscaped surfaces. The machinery that they use will identify the depth, size, and shape of various materials.
This information may be shared with a contractor who will be performing an excavating or construction project. By performing a GPR assessment of land, a project can be conducted safely. In addition, any existing manmade or natural materials that a digging crew plans on leaving in their original location will remain untouched during a future project.
The Scanning Process
A receiver is a piece of equipment that is commonly used to detect materials and relay information about their location and composition. Radar is transmitted from a signal. The radar will come into contact with an underground material. The radar will then bounce off the material. A reading is created and transmitted to a technician. The GPR scanning process is non-invasive.
During the scanning of land, dirt, grass, shrubs, and other natural materials will remain untouched. If some items are detected underneath the ground and these will impede a construction plan, changes in an excavation or building process may need to be made. A pocket of air or unstable materials could cause surface dirt to cave in during the excavation process.
If inconsistencies are detected with the use of a scanning service, a plan that will repair the base layers of earth may be addressed. Building up the sublayers will provide a stable foundation for new construction materials that will be added to the surface layer of the ground. Identifying issues before construction will take place can aid with salvaging a client's property and the materials that they plan on using during a construction project.
If you are in need of GPR scanning services, contact a local provider.