Locating Pipes and Cables

The Different Uses Of Ground Penetrating Radar

When most people hear the word “radar” they automatically think about the contraption that the military use to track enemy aircraft, but there are some applications of this technology that are not as flamboyant, but useful nonetheless; one such application is that of ground penetrating radar. Here you will find out more about the different applications of this kind of radar technology and how you can actually make use of it.

What Is It?

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a machine that works using the same principle as traditional radar, but as the name implies, rather than tracking objects in the air, it is used for finding things that are buried underground. Even though GPR has been around for quite a long time now, there are only a handful of people who actually understand how they can be of use, but if you understand what you can use this technology for you will undoubtedly want to hire a company providing such services.

To give you an idea on when you could make use of ground penetrating radar, here are some of the domestic applications of this technology:

Mapping Utility Lines

If you think that you can just dig up your yard without any worry, then you are in for a surprise. There are actually a lot of things that are buried underneath the ground around your home like water pipes, sewerage and drainage pipes, gas lines, and electric cables just to name a few; and if you happen to hit any one of these buried lines, then you will be facing huge repair costs. You need the help of ground penetrating radar to find out just where these utility lines are located so that you know which areas you need to avoid when you dig.

Ground Surveys

Utility lines are not the only things that can pose a problem when you want to do some major excavation work. For instance, if you live on a farm and you are planning on digging up a new well, you need GPR to locate the ideal place to dig so that you can reach the water table easier and without running into any obstacles. If you start digging without doing a ground survey you can actually run into serious problems like bedrock or worse, the location you chose to dig in is quite far from the water source.

When you hire a GPR crew to conduct a survey on your land the next time you plan on doing some major excavation work, you can be sure that you will not be running into some unexpected problems.

These are but some of the many different uses of ground penetrating radar, if you want to find out more, then you should visit our company’s website. We have been providing GPR services for residents of Sydney, New South Wales, and other nearby areas and we are considered to be one of the best when it comes to underground detection. Besides ground penetrating radar, we also provide other kinds of locating services that you may find useful. You can learn all about the kinds of services that our company has to offer in our website, you can also send us a message with your inquiries and we will be more than happy to answer all of them for you.

Absolute Locating Services 
38 Thorn St., Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9939 6978

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