Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

On projects where underground utility infrastructure needs to be located and identified, ground penetrating radar (GPR) is the method of choice. The technology uses a safe and simple process where small energy pulses are transmitted into the ground through an antenna. The pulse is reflected by variations in the subsurface—such as wires and pipes—before bouncing back to the system and being recorded.

Utility marking, archaeological mapping and more

A significant advantage of GPR can be linked to the increasing use of non-metallic materials in subsurface infrastructure. While traditional methods and tools are unable to detect these non-metallic utilities, GPR can identify both metallic and non-metallic materials with extreme accuracy. Any signals that bounce back to the system are interpreted by an on-board computer, which uses the data to provide the user with a real-time view of the nature and location of underground utilities and structural components.

An added advantage of GPR is its relative ease of use: the system can be set up within minutes and gives the user information in real-time. While images can be saved for later analysis and reporting, there is no delay in getting the data to technicians on site.

Get a quote on ground penetrating radar

To find out more about what we can provide, and to request a free quote, get in touch with the team today by calling 1300 HYDROVAC (1300 493 768)—we will be more than happy to discuss your needs for an upcoming project. Our primary service areas cover Brisbane and the Gold Coast; elsewhere in central, western and south eastern Queensland; and Sydney and northern NSW. That said, we are happy to work with clients all over Australia, so contact us no matter where you are and we will tailor a solution to meet your needs.