Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Scanning and How to Prepare for it.

Do you have queries about how to be ready for your ground penetrating radar scan?  Whether you are planning a GPR scan or simply want a general overview of the procedure, you are at the right place.

Similar to portable x-ray equipment, a GPR scan (ground penetrating radar scan) is a geophysical imaging method that uses radio waves to investigate and depict what is underneath the surface of the ground.


The specialist may then accurately produce a blueprint of what is underlying your slab foundation or concrete walls using the data from the scan that has been downloaded to a laptop or iPad.

You will understand the typical duration of GPR scans by the conclusion of this article, as well as why they are crucial for a secure foundation repair.

What is GPR Scanning Used For?


The best GPR scanning is employed to find: -


  1. Utility lines/conduits - Gas lines, water lines, electric lines e.t.c.
  2. Structural Assessment
  3. Archaeological Studies
  4. Environmental Applications
  5. Geotechnical Studies
  6. Law enforcement and forensic studies
  7. Grave location and Cemetery Mapping
  8. Geologic Mapping


Finding potential barriers to the foundation restoration project is essential, especially for the injection of polyurethane and/or the construction of inside piers. The best instrument for penetrating through concrete and into the shallow subsoil below is a GPR scan.


The GPR scanner is pushed across the impacted area while it scans; it resembles a hand-pushed lawnmower and sits on a set of wheels. Most GPR scans last two to three hours (depending on the scope of the scanned area).


What Should You Know Before Scheduling Your GPR Scanning?


For the manufacturing timetable to keep on track, the best GPR survey could occur anywhere from one week to the day before your foundation repair or other GPR scan application, so it's crucial to be ready.


Study your repair plan and refresh your memory of the impacted areas as the first stage in getting ready for your ground penetrating radar scan. You only need to scan the impacted parts of your house/site. These work zone regions are highlighted in yellow on your repair plan's to-scale CAD design.


It's important to clear the area of any hinderances, construction site supplies, furniture, dog beds or children's toys once you've decided which areas in your site or house will be scanned. Please enlist the assistance of a colleague or friend if moving heavy items would take some physical effort.


To ensure that the area is prepared and that you are available, it is important to have clear communication with your foundation repair specialist or concrete coring/cutting company about the date of your scan.


Simply put, make space for the scan in your calendar and clear the area.


Get Set for Your Foundation Repair!


GPR is a very affordable and non-intrusive method of surveying. Before any digging or laying of groundwork has even begun, it provides crucial information.


Are you prepared to start working on your foundation repair project or you plan to do concrete coring/cutting or other applications? Now that you know how to prepare for your GPR scan? Hire the best GPR survey company right away! Hephzibah Geosolutions is a reputable subsurface investigation company, we would do a detailed 3D scan of your site/concrete/wall/floor, mark anomalous locations and give you reports of our study for your future reference.

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