How does GPR work
GPR uses microwave-band energy in frequencies of 1 to 1,000 MHz and a transmitter to send electromagnetic energy pulses into soil and other materials. When the pulse hits an object, a GPR receiver detects the returning signals and records their variations, which RMA GeoScience’s software translates to images that can be mapped in detail. This ensures there are no surprise encounters with pipes, utility lines, reinforcing steel, post-tension cables, or empty conduits.
When is GPR used?
GPR is most often used to map objects such as underground utilities and pipes, fiber optic lines, reinforcing steel, electrical conduits, and cables. It’s also a valuable tool for detecting vulnerabilities such as changes in ground strata, air pockets, rock obstructions, groundwater tables and back-filled areas.
What types of projects should consider GPR services?
From large-scale industrial job sites to commercial and residential developments, project managers use GPR to avoid costly setbacks and infrastructure damage before construction begins
What makes RMA GeoScience the best choice for GPR?
RMA GeoScience’s system uses the most advanced high-frequency technology available to determine the depth and thickness of any subsurface objects and produce concise 3D maps of the area scanned. RMA GeoScience GPR’s many advantages include:
• Non-invasive site inspection that keeps structures intact and eliminates unnecessary digging.
• Cost efficiencies achieved by anticipating issues and minimizing structure damage, downtime, facility closures and potential injuries.
• Zero radiation, providing a safe alternative to X-ray imaging.
• Monitoring of structure quality to ensure original construction and placement specs were met.
• Scan reports delivered in minutes versus days.