Ground Penetrating Radar


What is GPR?

GPR is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This non-destructive method uses electromagnetic radiation  of varying frequencies to isolate features below the surface.  We can scan for features under soil or concrete depending on your need.

What kind of Projects can GPR be used on?

Because Adena Environmental has access to GPR equipment with several different frequencies, we can work on a vast number of projects including, archaeology, geology, construction/concrete,  utility and infrastructure projects just to name a few.  In many cases, we can detect leaks in subsurface pipelines. We can also provide full mapping services to show you digitally where your features are located.

What type of objects can I see?

Using various frequencies with different GPR units, we can see locations for both metallic and non-metallic objects.  In addition to utilities, GPR can also see septic tanks, industrial tanks, archaeological sites, grave site locations, geologic bedrock, soil horizons, sinkholes, water tables and many other features

What is the maximum depth that GPR can penetrate?

GPR has little problem penetrating through soil and ice.  Certain clay soils can occasionally limit the depth of GPR.   In dry sandy soils depths can reach over 25 feet below the ground surface.

What do you charge for GPR projects?

It varies by project location and what you are looking for.  We will work with you to get a reasonable budget in place.  We do currently offer 25% off weekend surveys.

What conditions can GPR be used in

We can typically work in rain or snow, however the most accurate readings for outdoor projects would typically be in dryer conditions.  Indoor projects we can perform with full efficiency year-round.  With hundreds of hours of safety training and 40 hour OSHA Hazwoper trained employees, we can work in even the trickiest locations.