Americore technicians use state of the art radar equipment to scan a range of surface types. The radar units are capable of determining the location and depth of objects embedded in the surface.
In addition, the equipment can detect voids beneath a surface or the deterioration of concrete.
Scanable surfaces can vary from drywall to marble; however, the most commonly scanned surfaces are concrete and earth.
Concrete Applications Ground Penetrating Radar is used to-
-- Determine the location and depth of reinforcing steel
-- Determine the location and depth of post tension cables
-- Determine the location and depth of electrical conduit prior to saw cutting or core drilling
-- Locate voids and deterioration in slabs
-- Reports of what's located below the surface
Earth Applications Ground Penetrating Radar is used to-
-- Determine the location and depth of underground utilities
-- Determine the location and depth of underground storage tanks or buried drums
-- Determine the location and depth of unmarked grave sites
-- Locate voids underground
-- 3D image reporting capabilities
Benefits of Using GPR vs. Radiography
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) services are cheaper than radiography (X-Ray) because data can be gathered faster and the set up time is minimal.
GPR does not use radiation, so it is safe to use in any environment
There is no limit to the size of the scan, allowing thousands of square feet to be scanned in a day, and the equipment only needs to be set up once.
GPR can reach hard to scan areas whereas radiography cannot and the data is produced quickly and efficiently.