Ground Penetrating Radar Inspection at Russell NDE Systems
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ground Penetrating Radar Inspection at Russell NDE Systems

With the infrastructure industry always expanding to accommodate new developments and renovations, the need for advanced survey technologies has been steadily increasing. With structures becoming more complex, engineers face growing demands when it comes to accurately planning out and designing the placement of concrete slabs, as well as detecting hidden hazards like power lines, post-tension cables, heat tubes, rebar, and more.

Such demands have led to developments in technology, particularly in non-destructive testing (NDT). NDT inspection provides multiple benefits, chief among them being the ability to get an accurate view inside the concrete structure without destroying it,  and with minimal disruption to your overall operation. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a relatively recent development in this field that offers superior performance and reliable results for applications like utility locating, concrete scanning, buried structure detection and more. Learn more about this groundbreaking technology, including the many benefits below.

What Is Ground Penetrating Radar?

As a form of NDT testing, GPR utilizes low level electromagnetic radiation (not harmful to people) to detect reflected signals from buried or encased  structures.  Originally used to map sub-surface items like pipelines, ancient foundations or graves, GPR is now also used to find hidden details inside concrete slabs


GPR offers surveyors multiple benefits, including:

  • Speed: 24" x 24" scans are done in minutes
  • One side access
  • Real-time data
  • Depth calculation
  • Great value for money
  • Special detection of power cables and heating pipes with aux detectors

Accurate Imaging

GPR is able to analyze slices at varying depths, offering exceptional accuracy, even in congested spaces. Large areas can be mapped efficiently by increasing the grid size.


Ground Penetrating Radar operates quickly, providing instant results. GPR can see through up to 12” of concrete, and can image pipes and trays hanging below the floor.  Data is shown in Color Map representations in depth slices as required.


In addition to being effective, GPR is also harmless to infrastructure and poses no risk to the operator or surrounding public. This makes the method ideal for use in crowded public settings.

GPR At Russell NDE Systems

Russell NDE Systems is proud to be a supplier of industry leading technology and services when it comes to safe and reliable inspection. We offer GPR inspection for a wide range of applications spanning multiple industries. Contact our team today to learn more.


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