Ground Penetrating Radar

Engineer using a ground penetrating radarGPR

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a nondestructive method of scanning the subsurface to locate underground utilities. GPR uses high-frequency radio waves to reflect signals from metallic and non-metallic subsurface structures.

Who Uses GPR?

GPR is used in a number of fields. Engineering applications use nondestructive testing to locate buried structures and utilities. It is also used to locate remediation sites for environmental purposes. Military personnel use Ground Penetrating Radar to detect mines, unexploded ordnances and tunnels. 

What Can You Find with GPR?

In utility applications, GPR is primarily used to locate lines made of plastic, terra cotta and other non-conductive materials. 

What is the Benefit of GPR?

GPR is an important supplemental method of remotely sensing certain underground facilities and structures. 

Is GPR Right for My Project?

Site-specific soil types may not allow the successful use of GPR. While it can be a useful exploratory tool, it may not be the best choice for your project. A/I/DATA can help you determine the best approach for your situation. No matter what methods are needed, A/I/DATA is the answer to your utility-locating needs.

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"We use A/I/DATA on a regular basis. They are a professional organization with great attention to detail. They save our clients money and time by identifying existing utilities early in the design process so they can be dealt with then, as opposed to being discovered during construction."

-J. Robert Green, P.E., Prof. L.S., LEED AP BD+C, Century Engineering Inc.