Engineer thinking what can Ground Penetrating Radar be used for.

What can Ground Penetrating Radar be used for?

Find out how GPR works? What’s it for? Can it help you? In this article, we make a business case for Ground Penetrating Radar in the construction industry.

8 April 2023 · 5 min · Rom Gostomski
The entrance foyer of a London office. We undertook a GPR utility survey to detect and locate services in the floor slab.

Floor slab utility survey in a working office

How we used GPR for a floor slab utility survey in a working London office to locate services with minimal disruption to the office staff.

Corridor in a London school. GPR can help to locate and identify hidden building defects non-intrusively.

Construction and building defects in a London school

We used GPR to investigate construction detail and identify building defects, specifically if precast hollow core units had reinforcement within them and were filled with concrete.

Warehouse floor slab with detected tendon locations marked up in situ.

Warehouse tendon location survey with on-site mark-up

GPR case study: How we used GPR tendon location survey methods for floor slab tendon location with in situ mark-up in a working warehouse.

Concrete floor slab in car park

Concrete Floor Slab Surveys

Our GPR surveys provide a fast and efficient NDT means of surveying concrete floor slabs to determine construction detail and identify defects.

Underfloor heating pipes being covered with screed.

Locating underfloor heating pipes

Our GPR surveys provide a fast and efficient NDT means of locating underfloor heating pipes. Works for metal and plastic. Locate before you cut or drill!

GPR surveyor scanning floor slab with GPR for thickness measurement.

Slab thickness measurement surveys

Non-intrusive surveys to provide slab thickness readings for concrete slabs, screed layers, bridge decks, road construction and more. Only one-sided access required.

GPR floor slab and pile cap location survey of a warehouse floor slab. The surveyor is pushing a GPR survey cart to collect data.

Pile cap location survey

Need to locate pile caps? Sandberg can undertake non-intrusive pile cap location surveys and determine slab thickness and reinforcement distribution.

3 April 2023 · 2 min · Rom Gostomski
Floor slab in large empty warehouse

Floor slab survey for load capacity

How we used GPR to provide information for the back-analysis of a warehouse floor slab, including slab thickness, reinforcement and location of piles.

1 November 2022 · 1 min · Rom Gostomski
GPR concrete inspection to locate hazards.

Concrete inspection – locating hazards and defects in concrete

GPR concrete inspection enables you to see into the sub-surface to determine construction detail, locate dangers, and identify defects in concrete.

24 May 2022 · 2 min · Rom Gostomski