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The GPR method can be used for very rapid, high resolution mapping of the shallow subsurface to:
GPR profile crossing 3 USTs and a pipe
GPR profile along an UST
An underground storage tank (UST) and associated pipes marked onsite
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a high-frequency electromagnetic method that can be applied to a number of engineering and environmental problems. A GPR system radiates short pulses of high-frequency EM energy into the ground from a transmitting antenna. This EM wave propagates into the ground at a velocity that is related to the electrical properties of subsurface materials (specifically, the materials relative dielectric permittivity). When this wave encounters the interface of two materials having different dielectric properties (i.e., utility and surrounding soils), a portion of the energy is reflected back to the surface, where it is detected by a receiver antenna and transmitted to a control unit for processing and display.
Depth penetration is a function of antenna frequency and the electrical conductivity of the soils in the survey area. Lower frequency antennas achieve greater depth penetration than higher frequency antennas, but have poorer spatial resolution. Enviroprobe owns and operates Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) units equipped with 1000mhz, 500mhz, or 250mhz antennas.
GPR profile showing underground slopes indicating past excavation activities
GPR depth slices at a cemetary showing burials at different depths