Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Here at High Tech Engineering, we use many techniques and state-of-the-art technologies to locate underground utilities. One of the very finest and most efficient is GPR, or Ground Penetrating Radar. Our experienced, highly trained technicians have used this technique all across Miami, FL to successfully detect underground utilities and other objects.
As one of the most powerful tools for the location of underground utilities, GPR has many advantages. It offers the ability to detect buried objects, which would be undetectable by other methods. It is also a method for non-invasively mapping surface objects, and finding both nonmetallic and metallic objects, rocks and soil. Under even fair conditions, it is able to define subsurface disturbances at distances up to 30 feet.
How does Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) work? It uses radar pulses to locate, and then image sub-surfaces. Almost anything can be found with GPR! Any object that has varying electrical properties from the dirt can be found, whether conductive or not. This powerful tool is frequently used by High Tech Engineering for challenging finds.
Many of our private and public clients require GPR imaging for construction projects and damage prevention purposes. Whether locating large metallic and nonmetallic underground, conducting an a-priori (or blind) information search, defining previous trenching areas, planning directional boring, finding subsurface obstacles, or defining a utility’s depth, each and every function is perfectly executed by our expert staff, and this advanced machine.
Environmental assessments also frequently require a GPR. They can be extremely efficient in locating underground storage (both metallic and nonmetallic), and locating the water table.
For more information, contact High Tech Engineering directly, and ask how GPR might help with your Miami Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Sarasota, FL project!