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Understanding the Distinctions of Ground Penetrating Radar & Electromagnetic Locating

In our technologically advancing age, we’re continually introduced to innovations that sound straight out of a sci-fi novel. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic (EM) Locating are such wonders that often mingle in the lexicon of those venturing below the surface. But what separates these two? Dive in as we demystify these remarkable technologies.

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How Do You Accurately Locate Underground Pipes?

Precise location of underground conduits is of vital importance to many sectors such as construction, public works and utilities. Location errors can lead to costly damages, project delays and even public safety risks. Fortunately, thanks to technological advances, effective methods such as ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and magnetic detection are now available to help solve this complex challenge.
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How to Avoid Costly Damage With Corrosion Assessment Services

Corrosion is a major issue for industrial and commercial businesses, but there are ways to reduce the cost of significant damage. Corrosion assessment services provide evaluation and mapping of corrosion to help companies better understand the extent of the problem. By using corrosion mapping services, business owners can prevent costly damage from occurring and maintain their assets in optimal condition. This article will explain what corrosion is, what can cause it, the various kinds of corrosion, and how to avoid costly damage by utilizing corrosion assessment services.

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Efficiency of Ground-Penetrating Radar in Winter for Concrete Inspection

Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) has revolutionized the way we inspect concrete structures. It is a powerful tool for locating potential structural damage and identifying other hazards that may be hidden beneath the surface. GPR can be used in many applications, and its efficiency during winter months is particularly noteworthy. This article will discuss the effectiveness of GPR for concrete inspection during winter months and explore practical ways to ensure maximum accuracy of results.
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The Importance of Detection of Buried Pipes by Gpr

There are many reasons why a homeowner may wish to have a buried pipe detection conducted in their home. This need can become essential when renovations are planned and replacement of existing pipes has not been planned. This is also true if there is a leak in the system. Discover in this article the importance of water pipe detection by GPR for your construction projects.

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Corrosion Detection – Why Is Corrosion a Serious Problem?

Corrosion of metals is sometimes inactive, sometimes active. Some museum objects are susceptible to corrosion but remain stable because corrosion does not develop, while others are subject to active corrosion. Recognizing the early signs of active and destructive corrosion is an important aspect of preventive metal conservation. Few metal objects are immune to corrosion. Metals such as gold and platinum are the only ones that retain a bright, fully metallic appearance over a long period of time.
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The Importance of GPR in Construction Projects

GPR (ground penetrating radar) is a non-destructive geophysical prospecting technique based on the analysis of propagation phenomena (refraction, reflection and diffraction) of high frequency electromagnetic waves (10 MHz to 2 GHz) in the subsoil. GPR, initially of an impulsive nature, is based on the excitation of the subsurface, from a transmitting antenna, through a short pulse train (1 to 50 ns) in order to detect, by means of a reception antenna, successive echoes associated with the contrasts of permittivities or conductivities encountered by electromagnetic waves during their propagation. These contrasts reflect the presence of buried targets or basement stratification. The use of frequency-based GPR is much more recent due to its associated instrumental constraints and is the subject of a significant amount of current research.

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