In the dynamic landscape of the UK construction industry, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is emerging as a vital tool. At Ambler Group, we are at the forefront of this technological revolution, employing cutting-edge GPR equipment to detect underground services that often remain elusive to standard CAT and Genny systems. In this article, we explore the growing significance of GPR in construction, detailing its applications, benefits, and why choosing Ambler Group for your GPR needs is a wise decision.
The Ascendancy of GPR
GPR, also known as Ground Penetrating Radar, is steadily gaining popularity within the UK construction sector. It plays a pivotal role in accurately locating and mapping underground utilities, a task that standard CAT and Genny equipment may struggle to accomplish.
In many instances, especially for major projects, a comprehensive utility survey combined with GPR is now the minimum requirement before permits to commence digging can be obtained. The reason for this shift in practice is clear – GPR offers a non-intrusive, high-precision method for unveiling what lies beneath the surface. It employs an antenna to emit electromagnetic waves into the ground, which subsequently creates reflections. These reflections are meticulously captured and interpreted, yielding critical data that is displayed on a monitoring screen.