In the industries of environmental protection, archaeology, construction, and even law enforcement, ground penetrating radar were GPR has helped in the development of advancements for all of these industries. It is an easy-to-use technology that is completely non-invasive and can provide a substantial amount of data for different users.
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Five GPR Best Uses And Benefits
Non-Invasive Way To Find Utility Services
GPR devices are capable of detecting nonmetallic and metallic items that are below the surface of the ground, such as cables, gas pipes, sewer lines, and much more. A utility survey service will allow any company to minimize the potential damage that can occur, and also avoid safety risks, that workers may encounter doing excavation or construction projects.
Look For Hazardous Waste
On top of being able to find all of these different subsurface structures, ground penetrating radar can also assist in finding hazardous waste leakage, and also places where the risk of contamination, can affect the surrounding area such as landfills where both plants and animals can be affected.
Find Buried Objects
GPR also has the ability to go beyond finding subsurface structures in a non-destructive way. They are also capable of using this equipment to look beyond the surface of walls, and find smaller objects, and are also helpful when trying to find grave locations. Law enforcement, especially the forensic investigation department, can benefit greatly from this technology.
Mapping, Assessment, and Surveying for Buildings, Foundations, And Roads
GPR is an essential tool when determining how thick roads are, as well as determining the thickness of walls, allowing people that are working on particular projects, such as bridges, to accurately determine the extent of the footings and foundations, plus other forms of structural assessment. Prior to any construction, these should be used for mapping purposes.
Since ground penetrating radar is completely noninvasive, archaeologists can benefit from this technology. Instead of digging as they have always done, excavations can now abort the potential damage of artifacts as they are looking for very specific items in the ground. This is not only going to protect the artifacts, but it will save time, and money, from the perspective of the archaeologist that is doing this work.