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Time and time again we hear people confuse GPR with GPS. While they do share a couple letters, they are completely different.

We want to help clear up some confusions and give some general insight into what GPR is. Let’s begin with answering the question: What does GPR stand for? Ground Penetrating Radar.

What is Ground Penetrating Radar?

what does gpr stand for

GPR is a common term in the geological and archeological industries, however, GPR systems are now being used in the concrete industries as well. As portable and easy to use tools, GPR is perfect for locating buried objects in a timely fashion. Radar waves are transmitted by high-frequency antennas to detect obstacles hidden to the naked eye. This tool is extremely valuable to our team because it can do a nearly impossible job. By measuring slab thickness and identifying embedded objects, our team is able to move quickly and efficiently to remove or locate materials that would hinder our concrete sawing and removal tools.

Depending on the quality and the age of the concrete, scanning depth is generally 18” or deeper. GPR can detect rebar, conduits, pipes, or other dangerous material. Not only can GPR be used for locating material beneath concrete, it is used to determine the location of utility lines, buried tanks, and drums.