GPR Detection of Underground Pipes

What is GPR?

Ground Penetrating Radar or GPR is a frequently used geophysical location method. It uses radio frequency waves to produce images of the subsurface, allowing us to accurately locate underground utilities, wastewater storage tanks and a multitude of other phenomena.

This non-destructive method uses radio frequencies in the microwave band, which detect signals reflected after encountering underground structures or changes in soil composition.

What are the risks if underground infrastructure detection is not performed?

The location of services in or near the construction area should be located as accurately as possible using a locating device such as a GPR, in combination with the available cable plan or other suitable information.

With these plans, the operator using the locator will be able to interpret the operator and the signal using the locator and provide as much information as possible to those involved in the excavation before construction begins.

Cable locators should not be relied upon solely to detect and locate pipes and cables. The risks associated with working near underground water pipes are generally low. Most precautionary measures are designed to reduce the cost of damage rather than to eliminate a safety hazard.

GPR for underground infrastructure detection

Why use the GPR for underground infrastructure detection?

The GPR is about to become the world leader in construction. In fact, the GPR comes in two forms. The first form is a portable model that is quite heavy. The second form is on a stand and has an interest that will continue to grow in the following years.

This feature is due to its great versatility. Indeed, it can be used for applications such as underground infrastructure mapping, geophysical studies, and my detection. In addition, the portable ground-penetrating radar industry is also expected to grow, but not at the same rate as the stand-mounted ground-penetrating radar industry.

The construction industry uses ground penetrating radar (GPR) to detect underground conduits, locate rebar, high voltage cables, voids and define the thickness of concrete slabs.


Our GPR Underground Infrastructure Detection services use the latest technology to scan property and locate hard-to-detect utilities, such as plastic pipes used for water and gas lines. GPR is also the most effective way to detect underground voids and storage tanks, as well as underground conduit detection.

GPR works by sending a radio signal or a series of signals into the ground. The returning signals provide information about the changing characteristics of the ground with depth. The GPR underground conduit detection services we offer help us determine the dimensions of power, gas, and sewer lines, as well as locate cable and telephone lines.