Ground Penetrating RADAR or GPR is a geophysical method that has been used for subsurface exploration for over 35 years. GPR can typically be performed using various techniques from Satellites to surface scans. Until recently GPR was typically used to map subsoil properties, water tables, and location of subsurface objects.
Our RADAR system has been employed in a variety of structures for the location of cores in buildings, such as, warehouses, high rise condominiums, arenas, office buildings, communication buildings, and hospitals to name a few. Our system has also been employed on prison walls, dams, nuclear power plants and schools for determining the location of various objects required by our client.
The primary application our firm uses the RADAR system for is to determine safe areas to core or saw cut without damaging the contents of the concrete. In addition to this we can evaluate block walls for the presence or lack of grout and steel, detect voids, locate underground utilities, assist in structural analysis, locate buried drums and UST's, and evaluate beams for proper anchor installation locations.