GEOCIVIL’s Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) can perform scans on a variety of surfaces in a non-destructive manner. It can sense both metallic and non-metallic features providing accurate detection of voids, reinforcing of concrete floor or walls and location of utilities.  It is a simple operation that can translate into significant cost and risk reductions.

Geocivil has 2 different GPR units:

Noggin 1000MHz

As far as GPR goes, our 1000MHz unit is one of the most specialised pieces of GPR equipment.  It is the GPR we rely on for shallow investigations such as void detection and concrete reinforcing inspections. Our Noggin unit saves the scanned data which allows us to perform further analysis back at the lab utilizing specialised computer software. The off-site data analysis is an important component of our GPR investigations as it enables us to highlight key information and produces images that are easy to interpret for the client. 

Noggin 250MHz

Our Noggin 250MHz is the unit we use for utility locates. These scans are often done in combination with our field testing as it allows us to detect utilities such as power and gas pipes, fibre and cables lines, water mains as well as sewage. It ensures that drilling is carried out not only in the correct but also the safest areas. Utility locates using GPR are quickly becoming an industry requirement before performing any form of excavation or drilling.

GPR is a technique widely used with applications relating to pavement works, land development, residential and commercial work, assessing concrete structures. It helps identify the “unforeseen”, therefore limiting unnecessary costs and risks, whilst providing information that can help you better manage your projects.