GPR Surveys
GPR Surveys

GPR Surveys

Subvision Surveys employs the latest GPR equipment, sending high-frequency radio waves into the ground to achieve accurate results. Our experienced team records variations via the antenna as these waves reflect back upon hitting buried objects or services. GPR surveys are effective in locating buried services, voids, tanks, obstructions, and more.

GPR Surveys – The Advantages

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys offer significant advantages as they are non-invasive and have a non-destructive nature, this allows detailed subsurface imaging without disrupting the ground. We supply high precision and resolution, ideal for accurately locating small objects and detailed structures, such as underground utilities.

GPR Survey Experts (Ground Penetrating Radar)

For the most comprehensive and precise underground utility survey, we recommend combining GPR with electromagnetic surveys. GPR’s depth range can vary based on ground conditions, from good penetration in dry sandy soil to limited penetration in moist or clay soils with high electrical conductivity.

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For more information contact one of our experts today. With more than 25 years of experience Subvision Surveys are one of the most respected and leading GPR Survey specialists in the marketplace.

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GPR Surveys – Applications

  1. Utility Mapping:
    • Locates and maps buried utilities such as pipes, cables, and ducts.
    • Identifies both metallic and non-metallic utilities.
  2. Archaeology:
    • Locates and maps archaeological artifacts and features without excavation.
    • Helps in planning archaeological digs and preserving heritage sites.
  3. Geotechnical Investigations:
    • Assesses subsurface conditions for construction projects.
    • Identifies voids, sinkholes, and other ground stability issues.
  4. Environmental Studies:
    • Maps contaminant plumes and monitors environmental remediation.
    • Investigates landfill sites and waste disposal areas.
  5. Structural Assessment:
    • Inspects the condition of concrete structures, bridges, and pavements.
    • Detects rebar, voids, and delamination within concrete.

GPR Surveys – How GPR Works

  1. Transmission:
    • A GPR antenna emits short pulses of electromagnetic energy into the ground.
  2. Reflection:
    • When these pulses encounter a boundary between materials with different dielectric properties, a portion of the energy is reflected back to the surface.
  3. Reception:
    • The reflected signals are detected by a receiving antenna and recorded by the GPR system.
  4. Data Processing:
    • The recorded signals are processed and analyzed to create a subsurface profile or 3D image.
    • Advanced software is used to interpret the data and generate detailed maps and models.

GPR Surveys – Equipment

  • GPR Antennas: Different frequencies are used depending on the depth and resolution required. Higher frequencies provide better resolution but shallower penetration, while lower frequencies penetrate deeper but with less detail.
  • Control Unit: Collects and processes the data received from the antenna.
  • Software: Used for data analysis, interpretation, and visualization.

GPR Surveys – Advantages of GPR

  • Non-Invasive: No need for excavation or drilling.
  • Versatile: Can detect a wide range of materials and features.
  • High Resolution: Provides detailed images of the subsurface.
  • Real-Time Results: Immediate data collection and analysis.

Limitations of GPR

  • Depth Penetration: Limited by soil type and moisture content; clayey and wet soils reduce penetration depth.
  • Interference: Can be affected by surface clutter and electromagnetic noise.
  • Data Interpretation: Requires expertise to accurately interpret the data and distinguish between different subsurface features.

Standards and Regulations

In the UK, GPR surveys for utility detection and mapping are often conducted in accordance with the PAS 128 specification, which provides guidelines for the quality and accuracy of underground utility surveys. Key points include:

  • Survey Types: GPR is commonly used in Type B Detection Surveys.
  • Quality Levels: Surveys are classified based on their accuracy and confidence levels.
  • Methodology: Specifies the procedures and equipment to be used for consistent and reliable results.

GPR Surveys – Conclusion

GPR surveys are a crucial tool in the UK for a variety of applications, providing a non-invasive and efficient method for investigating the subsurface. By adhering to standards such as PAS 128, GPR surveys deliver accurate and reliable data, supporting safe and effective planning and management of underground infrastructure and other subsurface features.

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Miguel Bathan
Miguel Bathan
Subvision Surveys is a top-notch surveying company that consistently delivers high-quality results. Their team is professional and knowledgeable, and they take the time to ensure that their clients' needs are met. I would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of accurate surveying data.
Chris Weller
Chris Weller
I have worked with Subvision on a number of projects. I have always found their work ethic and professionalism second to none. A massive thanks to James and the Subvision team.
Michael Flaherty
Michael Flaherty
Done a fantastic utility survey for me recently, will be my go-to choice for any surveying needs. I highly recommend!
Mia Cotton
Mia Cotton
Brilliant team
Bright Lights
Bright Lights
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The job itself was completed to a very high standard and the drawings that were provided afterwards were incredibly detailed and accurate. We have used similar companies in the past but these guys were so much better than all of them put together. Would definitely use Subvision again and look forward to doing so.

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If you have any questions regarding our services feel free to contact the Subvision team.