Ground penetrating radar or commonly known as GPR is a device to locate underground utilities and other systems which have been installed in the depth of ground. This system normally uses to check what is present under the surface while making a map. It is very efficient in construction, repair and maintenance. A usual person who does not work in construction and mapping system it is easy and common to use metal detector to locate pipes and other things present beneath the ground.
Metal detectors are very expensive. If you want to make a map there is no need for a detector to be able to find coins and caps too and the bad thing about it is that it will only be able to find metal, no other component will be located with it.
GPR on the other hand can locate any object on any material. You can also locate through old maps and survey maps but they not efficient and will not do any good. It is impossible to judge the true situation from map without breaking the ground. It can cost you more than you will be saving and also you’re wrong decision can be too dangerous and risky.
GPR is the only way to detect underground for damages and errors before you dig that way you will know the right place to dig from. You will also know about the hurdle you can face during your work that way you will be able to solve them even starting the work or else will know that they are present on a specific location. GPR save money as well as time.
It has special equipments and gets to pass on the ground on some measured place which has to be dig to solve the issue. It transmits high quality radar sound waves through surface which go some feet below the surface and the waves come back to the receiver and gives the information about the deepness and the thickness which is present there, so the technicians can make a detailed map about things which can be found in there.
GPR gives accurate results and more cheaply than alternatives if we consider the mishaps that can happen with them. They are very efficient for using in Archeological projects, because they can find object without upsetting the soil. They can also tell the thickness and type of soil.
They can locate leaks and broken pipes in residential areas, unrepaired leaks can you cost very high as a mean of utility fees and property damage. Concrete slabs can slip or shift if there are broken water pipes under them. They can use utility lines so that if the owner is planning construction underground, these lines do not get damaged. One can hire a company for this job because not everyone knows how to use these radars properly.