Ground Penetrating Radar

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All of RHD’s service vehicles have a GPR as standard equipment!

RHD Services began using GPR in 2000. 

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has become an important tool in locating underground utilities and other anomalies below the ground surface. We use GPR primarily for locating non-metallic utilities. This tool is also used for finding changes in subsurface conditions (trench lines) or underground storage tanks (UST’s). The GPR will also locate metallic utilities but its advantage is finding plastic pipes or conduits.

The GPR has some limitations. Interpretation of the data by a skilled technician is essential. GPR readings are limited in highly conductive soils, such as clay. RHD Services has experience working in clay soils.

GPR is used to find:

  • Plastic pipes and conduits
  • Metallic pipes
  • Underground storage tanks (UST)
  • And others…