GPR Technology Explained

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a real-time nondestructive technology (NDT) technique that uses highfrequency radio waves, yielding data with very high resolution in a short amount of time. This technique uses electromagnetic waves that travel at a specific velocity determined by the permittivity of the material. Velocities will differ based on the kind of material, due to differences in electrical properties and will thus provide responses at different times. As the antennae move along the survey line, a series of traces are collected at specific points along the line. These traces can be used to locate potential targets (rebars, PT cables and conduits) within the concrete element.
Testing the pull-out strength of industrial fixings is becoming an essential and legal part of health and safety in the construction industry. The main purpose of performing this test, is to determine the reliability and load capacity of fixings including Anchor bolt, Scaffold Anchors, and Safety Lifeline Anchors.
About Concrete Insight LLC
Concrete Insight LLC is a concrete scanning and testing service provider specialized in Concrete GPR scanning, Concrete Coring, Windsor Probe, Half Cell Corrosion Mapping, Crack Monitoring and Anchor Pull Testing. Concrete Insight was established by professional engineers in Reston, Virginia, and has expanded to serve the greater D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) region.
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