Ground Penetrating Radar

Locate cables and pipes in concrete using Concrete Scanning

Radar / Slab X-Ray

The use of non-destructive high-resolution ground penetrating radar (GPR – Utility Scan) before you core, cut or drill concrete, can greatly reduce the risk to workers cutting through live cables or other hazards. Leaktech’s concrete scanning can accurately indicate the presence and depth of pipes, cables, steel reinforcing, post-tension ducts, any voids in concrete and suspended slabs. This technology greatly increases worker safety.

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Locate cables and pipes in concrete using Concrete Scanning

Ground Penetrating Radar (X-Ray)

Ground penetrating radar (GPR – Structure Scan) can assist with the location of underground services in many instances where standard radio-detection methods cannot.

GPR technology can assist in the location and depth of:

  • water mains – all types, including asbestos, blue brut
  • pipes – plastic, poly, pvc
  • fire main valves
  • fibre optic cables
  • road crossings
  • rising mains
  • buried manhole covers
  • underground
  • underground tanks and pits

Ground penetrating radar is a non-destrutive geo-physical method which uses radar pulses to ‘map’ an image of shallow subsurface features (down to 6 metres approximately). The data collected from the radar sweeping across the surface is collected to construct a view of the subsurface.

Unfortunately, some conditions have a negative impact on GPR performance. High-conductivity (e.g. high moisture content) materials and hetergeneous conditions (e.g. rocky soils) will reduce its performance. For example, whilst dry sandy soils will allow radar penetration to 6 metres approximately, wet clay soils and salt-contaminated soils can reduce the depth to less than one metre. Rocky soils can cause radar signal scattering.

For more information, please call Leaktech on 1300 0 532 57 or request a booking using the button below.

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