Ground Penetrating Radar

Unveiling the Hidden with Precision and Expertise

At 2M General Engineering, we leverage the sophisticated technology of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to provide comprehensive insights into the subsurface world. Our use of industry-leading GPR equipment facilitates deep and detailed scans of underground facilities, delivering exceptional accuracy and clarity. 

2M’s GPR locating services are indispensable for construction planning, excavation projects, and locating underground utilities, ensuring your projects proceed safely.

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Why Choose 2M General Engineering for Your GPR Needs?

State-of-the-Art Technology: Our arsenal includes the cutting-edge GSSI SIR 4000 and LMX 200 machines, positioning us as your go-to partner for all underground scanning requirements. GPR technology is critical for mapping and analyzing the subsurface, offering a clear view of what lies beneath without the need for invasive digging.

Expert Team: Our professionals are not just operators; they are experts in interpreting GPR data. This expertise ensures that the information you receive isn’t just data, but actionable insights. This level of precision aids in the planning and execution of your projects, minimizing risks and maximizing efficiency.

Proven Track Record: Our project history is filled with successful GPR projects that span various industries and complexities from posh university campuses to military bases way out in the puckerbrush. This experience gives us the confidence to tackle challenging projects regardless of its size. By choosing us, you’re partnering with a team that’s not only equipped with the best technology but also seasoned in interpreting the complexities of underground scanning.

Uses of GPR in Modern Construction & Engineering Projects

The many uses of GPR are diverse and critical in today’s construction, engineering, and excavation projects. Whether it’s locating septic tanks, utility lines, or detecting voids, GPR technology provides a level of precision that is unparalleled. Our services are particularly beneficial for:

  • Job Site Utility Mapping: Accurately locating and mapping utility lines to prevent accidental damages during construction.
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Quality Level B: Providing detailed information on the depth and position of underground utilities for planning and design purposes. 
  • Road and Highway Design and Construction: GPR assists in mapping underground utilities and assessing subsurface conditions, ensuring accurate road and highway designs and minimizing the risk of utility conflicts during construction.
  • City Infrastructure Upgrades: GPR technology plays a crucial role in city improvement projects by accurately mapping underground utilities and detecting potential hazards, facilitating the planning and execution of infrastructure upgrades such as sewer line replacements, drainage improvements, and urban revitalization initiatives.
  • Bridge and Tunnel Construction: GPR technology aids in identifying underground utilities and assessing soil conditions, facilitating the design and construction of bridges and tunnels with minimal disruption to existing infrastructure.
  • Airport Expansion Projects: GPR is utilized to map underground utilities and detect subsurface anomalies, providing valuable data for airport expansion projects, runway construction, and infrastructure development while maintaining airport operations.

Exploring the Depths: The Science and Technology Behind GPR

Ground Penetrating Radar technology is a marvel of modern engineering and science. It operates by emitting electromagnetic waves into the ground and analyzing the signals that bounce back from underground structures. This non-intrusive method provides a safe and efficient means to visualize underground utilities, voids, and other anomalies, ensuring that your construction or excavation projects are built on solid and safe ground.

Our equipment, the GSSI SIR 4000 and LMX 200, represents the pinnacle of GPR technology. When combined with External GNSS/GPS, these tools offer unmatched accuracy in locating and mapping underground features. This capability is vital for avoiding potential subsurface hazards and ensuring the safety and efficiency of your projects.

Partner with 2M: Your Project's Success Is Our Priority

Harness the power of top-tier GPR scanning with 2M, where your project’s precision and safety are paramount. Navigate underground complexities with confidence.

Request a quote to enhance your project’s success with our expert GPR services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a technology that allows you to detect objects underground. It’s used for locating utility lines, septic systems, underground storage tanks, and other structures. GPR can detect both metallic and non-metallic objects up to 6-12 feet deep, and sometimes even deeper in certain soil conditions.

  • Locating septic tanks and USTs
  • Detecting propane, plastic/PVC pipes, and low voltage wires
  • Identifying irrigation and oxygen lines
  • Mapping buried objects and subsurface utilities

GPR is highly accurate in identifying the horizontal positions of objects and provides instant results. While it can detect the presence and location of objects, it may not precisely identify them. Shape and size characteristics aid in identification.

Yes, GPR is completely safe. It uses tiny bursts of energy to detect underground objects non-intrusively.

The cost varies based on several factors:

  • Type and number of utilities being located
  • Project size and location
  • Travel costs
  • Complexity and deliverables requested (e.g., GPS maps, AutoCAD drawings)
  • Additional requests

Contact us for a detailed quote.