Ground Penetrating Radar

NYCLS provides Ground Penetrating Radar to the New York City Metropolitan Area. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an important Tool in Commercial Construction. It’s a safe and harmless method for accurately detecting hidden elements in concrete.

GPR is safer and unequivocal compared to X-Raying, mostly because GPR equipment is not dangerous to use around people without any safety constraints (radiation) or setup requirements. Because GPR is so conducive with its advanced technological features, interruptions of construction operations are minimized or non-existent.

GPR is a real-time technology which produces results on site. GPR can locate the position of buried utilities, tension cables, rebar, and electrical conduits embedded in concrete superstructure and/or foundations. GPR eliminates dangers associated with cutting or drilling and the high expenses required for their repair from exploring through excavation and cutting.

Accurate target location within a concrete slab on-grade, wall, or supported slab can be achieved more quickly, safely, and economically with GPR instead of other existing techniques.

GPR is the most accurate system on the market for the non-destructive location of all subsurface utilities. NYCLS can immediately locate and mark buried service utilities (i.e., gas, electric and sewer lines). GPR can also easily detect depth and location of objects such as water mains, underground storage tanks, terra cotta pipes, tree roots and voids. NCYLS’s GPR team can penetrate manmade or natural surfaces, returning data with unsurpassed quality.

Typical Uses for GPR Utility Scanning Include:

  • Utility detection – metallic and non-metallic
  • Environmental remediation
  • Damage prevention
  • Geological investigation
  • Turf assessment
  • Archaeology
  • Forensics
  • Road inspection

GPR Structural Scanning safely locates embedment’s within concrete structures prior to drilling, cutting or coring up to a depth of 18 inches. This innovative tool combines our data acquisition system with a laptop computer to produce a comprehensive 3D concrete inspection method. NYCLS also incorporates its powerful imaging software into the system for simple viewing of targets.

Typical Uses for GPR Structural Scans Include:

  • Concrete inspection – locate metallic and non-metallic targets in walls, floors
  • Structure inspection – bridges, monuments, walls, towers, tunnels, balconies, garages, decks
  • Condition assessment – map relative concrete condition for rehab planning
  • Measure slab thickness
  • oid location