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Ground Penetrating Radar 


WSL use the market leading  IDS Detector Duo (dual frequency 250 MHz & 700 MHz) Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), to locate buried non- metallic and metallic objects, pipes and cables.

GPR is one of the most advanced underground service locating techniques when combined with electromagnetic locating.

It is used for the location and survey of conductive and non-conductive subsurface services and structures. It is the ideal way to locate:

  • Nylon Gas
  • PVC Water Mains & Services
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Fibre Optic Cables
  • Underground Structures
  • Road and Pavement Inspections
  • Voids & Cavities
  • Sewer & Storm water

The GPR technology uses electromagnetic (EM) waves transmitted from an antenna (Tx) which reflects on layers and objects in the ground. These reflections are received with an antenna (Rx) and create a picture of the subsurface. As the transmitting and receiving antenna is moved along the surface, recordings are collected and displayed side by side. The result looks like a cross section also known as radar profile.

GPR can be used in a variety of media including rock, soil, ice, fresh water, concrete, pavements and structures and it can detect objects, voids, cracks and changes in the material.


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Assessing sites for hidden environmental hazards such as underground storage tanks, buried drums, landfills, trenches, abandoned pits and waste lagoons is routine in the environmental assessment industry. 
During the past two decades, GPR has become an integral part of subsurface environmental investigations, applied to large contaminated industrial sites as well as at the local street corner petrol station with leaking underground
storage tanks. 
GPR’s ability to rapidly scan large areas and detect buried debris and objects as well as disturbed soil saves tremendous amount of project funds by allowing environmental scientists and engineers to focus their attention to where it matters.