Importance of Regular Retaining Wall Inspection

Regular inspection of retaining walls is essential to maintain their structural integrity and identify potential defects early on. These walls play a critical role in stabilising slopes and preventing soil erosion, making their proper maintenance crucial for safety and longevity.

Addressing Sub-surface Challenges

Inspecting retaining walls for defects presents challenges, particularly in identifying hidden issues such as voids or cracks that may compromise their stability. Traditional inspection methods may not provide comprehensive insights into the structural condition of the walls, necessitating advanced technologies for accurate assessment.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for Non-intrusive Inspection

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys offer a non-intrusive method for inspecting retaining walls. By emitting radar pulses into the structure and analysing the reflected signals, GPR generates detailed subsurface images. Scanning on a regular orthogonal grid allows us to determine construction details, measure thickness, and identify defects such as voids and cracks.

Benefits of GPR for Retaining Wall Inspection

  1. Comprehensive Inspection: GPR provides comprehensive insights into the condition of retaining walls, identifying both visible and hidden defects.
  2. Non-intrusive Assessment: GPR eliminates the need for invasive procedures, preserving the structural integrity of the walls while providing accurate data.
  3. Early Detection of Defects: GPR surveys enable early detection of voids, cracks, and other defects, facilitating timely repairs and maintenance to prevent structural failures.

Detecting and Addressing Defects in Retaining Walls

Our GPR surveys excel in identifying voids, cracks, and other defects within retaining walls, ensuring proactive maintenance and mitigating risks associated with structural failures. We adopt a systematic approach to inspecting retaining walls, leveraging advanced scanning techniques to capture detailed images and measurements.

Comprehensive Survey Deliverables

We deliver comprehensive reports and CAD drawings that illustrate the construction details and highlight any detected defects in retaining walls. These detailed deliverables serve as valuable references for stakeholders, providing clear visual representations and actionable insights for maintenance and repair planning.

Why Choose Our GPR Services?

Choosing our retaining wall inspection services using GPR ensures you benefit from:

  • Expertise and Experience: Our team of professionals has extensive experience in conducting GPR surveys for retaining walls, delivering reliable results.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilise state-of-the-art GPR equipment to provide accurate and detailed assessments of retaining wall conditions.
  • Strategic Maintenance Planning: We offer insights that support proactive maintenance and repair strategies, enhancing the longevity and reliability of retaining walls.

Learn More About Our Services

Contact us today to learn more about our specialised retaining wall inspection services using GPR. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring the structural integrity and safety of your retaining walls through precise inspections and comprehensive reporting.