Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) makes use of radar technology to detect objects located below grade or embedded in concrete or masonry.  Our technicians will use a variety of units with different antenna, to locate the suspected items.  For some projects, where the contractor is attempting to drill a hole through an existing slab, the work is performed safely and quickly while the contractor waits.  In other cases, where we are looking for underground tanks or unmarked graves, the site survey can take multiple days.

GPR services tend to be offered to two types of clients.  Contractors (either mechanical, plumbing, electric, or general) who need to make a hole in a slab or wall, often need to  locate reinforcing steel, post tensioning cables and embedded conduits prior to drilling.  In many locations, such as hospitals, airports and other critical structures, the owner will require that a scan be performed prior to authorizing drilling.  Property owners, on the other hand, may need to locate below grade tanks, buried equipment, or other below grade anomalies such as voids and potential sink holes, prior to developing their site. 

Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding ground penetrating radar services. 

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) makes use of radar technology to detect objects located below grade or embedded in concrete or masonry.  Our technicians will use a variety of units with different antenna, to locate the suspected items.  For some projects, where the contractor is attempting to drill a hole through an existing slab, the work is performed safely and quickly while the contractor waits.  In other cases, where we are looking for underground tanks or unmarked graves, the site survey can take multiple days.

GPR services tend to be offered to two types of clients.  Contractors (either mechanical, plumbing, electric, or general) who need to make a hole in a slab or wall, often need to  locate reinforcing steel, post tensioning cables and embedded conduits prior to drilling.  In many locations, such as hospitals, airports and other critical structures, the owner will require that a scan be performed prior to authorizing drilling.  Property owners, on the other hand, may need to locate below grade tanks, buried equipment, or other below grade anomalies such as voids and potential sink holes, prior to developing their site. 

Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding ground penetrating radar services. 

Notable Projects

  • Wells Fargo Tower, Roanoke, VA
  • National Airport, Washington, DC
  • Norris Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Notable Projects

  • Wells Fargo Tower, Roanoke, VA
  • National Airport, Washington, DC
  • Norris Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA