What Are the Benefits of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
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On July 16, 2021

There are many benefits that Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) from Precision Utility Mapping offers. These benefits include at The Architecture Designs:

1.Efficient Timelines

Benefits of Ground Penetrating Radar

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Creating a project timeline and revising it because of factors like mechanical breakdowns, availability of contractors, weather, and unanticipated changes can negatively impact your profitability. Utility locating and ground penetrating radar will help you identify what can go wrong during a demolition or excavation before you start. 

This can help you avoid digging up or cutting into what you cannot see hence helping you ensure the integrity of the schedule. It will also help you save money by avoiding unnecessary repair costs on problematic structures such as listed buildings and also other safety concerns.

2.GPR Will Help You Avoid Costly Mistakes

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It may be tempting to rush the demolition process when your schedule has been compromised. However, doing so can have serious consequences as you may end up cutting into a wall or concrete. Repairing 1 severed conduit costs at least 1,000 dollars. 

Keep in mind that potential safety hazards, additional delays, and repairs can have a negative impact on your company’s reputation and the project timeline. GPR can detect subsurface utilities, steel, and voids without causing disturbances to structures or the ground.

3.GPR Is Versatile

Benefits of Ground Penetrating Radar

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GPR offers extensive information about the inside and outside of structures. Some of the data that GPR offers include:

Location of electrical conduits and in-floor heating lines

Rebar placement and concrete cover

Slab thickness

The depth dowelled into the adjoining slab

Detection of voids and cavitation under the slab

Pile and grade beam placement

Confirmation and identification of structural components embedded in concrete

Location of post-tension cables

Determination of whether cinder block walls are filled with concrete or hollow

Detection of hollows in pre-tensioned, pre-cast, hollow-core panels without having to remove the carpet/topping

4. Quality Assurance

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The data collected by the GPR process can be provided either in its raw form, 2D or 3D images. The detailed digital maps can be distributed electronically to team members or printed. When every team member gets a detailed digital map, they will know what is hidden at the project site. This can make it easy for them to adjust plans and schedules to meet the needs of the project.

5.Enhances Construction Site Safety

Benefits of Ground Penetrating Radar

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Cutting unseen utilities or supporting structures is very dangerous and can have dire consequences. A GPR inspection enables engineers, architects to know about the site well and avoid dire consequences.

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