GPR/CONCRETE IMAGING

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Americore technicians use state of the art radar equipment to scan a range of surface types. The radar units are capable of determining the location and depth of objects embedded in the surface.

In addition, the equipment can detect voids beneath a surface or the deterioration of concrete.

Scanable surfaces can vary from drywall to marble; however, the most commonly scanned surfaces are concrete and earth.

Concrete Applications Ground Penetrating Radar is used to:

  • Determine the location and depth of reinforcing steel
  • Determine the location and depth of post tension cables
  • Determine the location and depth of electrical conduit prior to saw cutting or core drilling
  • Locate voids under slabs
  • locate deterioration in slabs
Earth Applications Ground Penetrating Radar is used to:

  • Determine the location and depth of underground utilities
  • Determine the location and depth of underground storage tanks or buried drums
  • Determine the location and depth of unmarked grave sites
  • Locate voids underground
Additional Services

  • Reports of what is located under the surface
  • 3D image reporting capabilities
Benefits of using Americore certified technicians:

  • Americore technicians complete comprehensive training. Each technician undergoes thorough instruction regarding the operation of the equipment, as well as interpretation of the data.
  • Americore technicians complete exhaustive safety training. All Technicians are OSHA certified, and complete mandatory monthly safety classes.
Benefits of using ground penetrating radar vs. radiography (x-ray):

  • Ground penetrating radar does not use radiation. Thus, there is no need to clear the area being scanned.
  • Set up time is nearly immediate.
  • Data is gathered quickly and results are produced immediately.
  • Ground penetrating radar services are cheaper.  Because set up time is minimal and data can be gathered quickly, GPR services are less expensive than radiology.
  • Ground penetrating radar can scan hard to reach areas.
  • Thousands of square feet of area can be scanned in one day and any size area can be scanned and the equipment only has to be set up once.