Benefits of Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground-penetrating radar has many pluses – hence it has become increasingly commonly used. Scanning concrete with GPR comes with many benefits:

Accurate Imaging

Generally speaking, GPR surveys offer accurate images, the opportunity to analyze slices at different depths, offers the orientation and the depth of embedded objects. For instance, the Conquest 100, or any other dual-technology system that combines Power Cable Detection systems and GPR, they go a step ahead and determine which conduits hold harmful current carrying power lines.

Workflow Integration

In general, service providers should fit seamlessly into the workflow and their customer’s project management, particularly when it comes to large projects. They can actually gain a competitive advantage by providing ways to reduce money and time from the processes of considerably larger projects. For instance, real-time assessment of scanned results by off-site reviewers can cut down the time between scanning and cutting, usually preventing the need for another site visit.

Effective in Order to be Efficient

Although the need for these services rises, it’s hard to find the dollars available for paying them. It’s a real competitive advantage to have the reputation and ability to perform a thorough job without errors or repeated visits. Speed is good, but effectiveness is better. Fortunately, professional-grade can offer this advantage. Providers must have a well-matched effort to their site conditions, carrying out reconnaissance scans to determine if and where a fuller scan is needed.

Difficult Sites

Small as they are, GPR sensors can be useful in tight spaces and any orientation on ceilings, walls, and floors. Essentially, applications of GPR are done from the exposed surface and can find features in slab-on-grade. What’s more, it can pinpoint voids in the surrounding materials. By deploying the GPR sensor on a vehicle-towed platform or a cart, you can map larger areas more efficiently.


It’s always a preferable option to consider assessment and testing without costly and dangerous destructive testing. Even where costly coring or destructive testing is needed, targeting where it is can save money and time and can be most effective.


Many can think of GPR as many tools in one and provides owners the opportunity of breaking into new activities and businesses. From marking ahead of coring or cutting to evaluating the deterioration of rebar, providing due-diligence records, to investigating structural components, a good GPR system can perform it all.

Health and Safety

In general, there are significant social, financial, and regulatory reasons for being concerned regarding workplace safety, and the most effective techniques to deal with these issues is GPR. Apart from GPR being harmless to the infrastructure, it isn’t harmful to the operators or the general public. Without causing any risk to the people around you, you can safely apply GPR in a crowded public setting.


Typically, modern GPR systems are easy to use and cheap, needing no certification costs, and very little training. Advanced data processing has automated almost all of the processes, even automated reports where required. Also, owners can gain from detailed usage records offered by leading GPR systems, knowing where the system was when it was used, and what it was used for.

For a few years now, there have been concrete scanning GPR products, but their use was restricted because of the challenges in data interpretation and the need for experienced technicians. Sensors & Software developed a complicated and costly technology into solutions that are affordable and easy-to-use. Advancements in both software and hardware, including improvement in user interfaces, sensors to detect the magnetic fields linked with current-carrying electric cables, and combining GPR with other complementary technologies have all resulted in making the use of GPR a reliable, economical, and widely accepted technique for identifying services and objects embedded in concrete. 

This technology’s recent iterations transform data into 3D volume images that can later be displayed as plan maps at specific depths or as volume renderings. They present these images with corollary data in detailed engineering reports. It’s a significant competitive advantage to create and share these images promptly.