In the old days, or even today if you don't know your options, searching for concrete installed pipes was a ridiculously difficult task: pneumatic drill, chisel, hammer. But a ground penetrating radar service has forever changed the landscape in this regard.

This state-of-the-art process replaces the cumbersome, labor-intensive options outlined above. Here's how it works: A ground penetrating radar (or GPR) device performs several steps over an area. Each time, it sends high-frequency microwaves to the ground. When the waves return to the machine, a signature is created. In turn, these specific signatures are studied and read by professionals trained on the spot. Their translation of the signals is done and in a short time it is known where to dig, or perhaps most importantly, where not to dig.

Why would you want to use a ground penetrating radar service? Here are six reasons to consider:

1. When a non-invasive option is demanded. Poured cement, line drawing, existing designs, and more would be bad reasons to "guess" where the pipe is below the surface. Ground penetrating radar provides a professionally interpreted image that provides an accurate understanding of what is below the surface.

2. New construction. When you build something new, you don't want to damage something old, not if you don't want to provoke the anger of the owners of the older site. GPR can locate old pipes, avoiding costly ruptures.

3. Find old tanks. Plans indicate that there is an old oil tank but it is not where it is indicated; There is a beam nailed to the ground there. GPR can find the lost tank for you.

4. Look for municipal pipes, old tanks and drums, water supplies, holes in the ground. Without a GPR, it would take a time-consuming search and pecking system to find what you're looking for ... if you find it at all.

5. Location of the reinforcing bar. Finding metal supports embedded in cement is not a problem for GPR.

6. Inaccuracy of existing plans. When the stakes are high, can you trust planes that are fifty years old ... or older? Take care; Let the GPR tell you the true story of what's below the surface.

You can probably imagine the satisfaction you would have knowing exactly where to dig to access an underground pipeline. This important information would have been provided by interpreting the data obtained by the GPR. Work could proceed accurately and on time without the danger of erratic punctures on a waterline. This same mapping of the previous invisible underground pipeline means that the walls remain standing, the concrete floors remain intact, and dust, dirt and debris can be kept to a minimum when deconstruction is really necessary,

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Six reasons to use a ground penetrating radar service