GPR/Concrete Imaging

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.