GPR Underground Utility Locators

Pipes | Gas, Water, Sewer, & Power Lines | Wire & Cable Locators

GPR can detect traditionally non-locatable subsurface features including

  • Metallic & non-metallic pipes (PVC, Asbestos cement, Concrete storm and sewer systems)
  • Utilities with broken or damaged tracer wires
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Drainage tiles
  • Non-utility structures (Vaults, Foundation walls)

GPR complements traditional Electromagnetic (EM) Technology by:

  • Delineating utilities in close proximity
  • Providing reliable depth estimates
  • Allowing for data visualization to better map the subsurface
  • Reporting and archiving results for future reference
  • Integrating data with third-party software (eg. Google Earth)

Locate & Mark™ Utilities

Non-destructive & Non-invasive method to detect buried utilities.

Public utility systems and local governments require that the positions of underground systems are located and marked. This helps in planning projects, avoiding risks, damage prevention and hazards.

Generate Utility Maps & Reports

Geo-referenced & Google Earth maps | CAD & GIS Drawings for Utility Engineering

GPR data is saved and available for post-survey analysis and reporting, providing accurate records for future reference and comprehensive deliverable for your customers.

Locate & Mark™

Quickly & accurately locate buried pipes and mark their location on the ground in real-time while on-site

Traditionally “non-locatables” Utilities

GPR can locate both metallic and non-metallic pipes and cables. This provides a complete picture of the underground, and helps to ensure that nothing was missed using traditional locate methods.

Utilities close to each other

GPR can map all utilities in a single survey. With the availability of in-field interpretations and viewing options, the multiple utility lines can be mapped easily on-site.

Locate abandoned or untraceable utilities

GPR can locate abandoned and non-locatable utilities that may not be detected with traditional methods. In this example, the utility on the left could not be located using an EM pipe and cable locator. The GPR easily mapped the two utilities in the area, to ensure proper action could be taken prior to excavation.

Case Studies & Articles

Utility Locating with GPR? – Get the most out of your data!

GPR is now a complementary tool to EM when locating buried utilities. Unlike active EM methods where an individual utility is excited, GPR sees any buried feature that differs from its surroundings which can result in many targets being observed. This...

GPR for Flood Damage Assessment

In the spring of 2017, southern Quebec, Canada had unprecedented rainfalls and widespread flooding. Rivers in the Montreal area burst their banks and submerged communities. In one community, a local pedestrian pier was completely submerged under 3 feet of...

Detecting and Identifying Water Fraud

Detecting and Identifying Water Fraud Every year millions of dollars in water disappears from taxpayer-funded and private water distribution systems around the world. This invisible drain on the economy is a problem that governments and enforcement agencies worldwide...

Locating a Storm Water Sewer with GPR

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is one of the most common ways to install new utilities into an existing neighborhood. This technique reduces surface disruption, increases installation speed and reduces the environmental impact. For drillers to...

Verifying Gas Line Location

Verifying the location of buried utilities is a common use of GPR. Gas lines are particularly important targets owing to the dangerous nature of the material carried. In many cases the gas pipes are plastic. This study compares use of traditional...

Subsurface utility engineering for water installation

A California city planned the installation of a new water line with the proposed route crossing several busy intersections. Challenges Many utilities existed beneath the intersections, but the accuracy of existing as-built drawings was in question. To...

GPR for buried utility locating

A key part of project planning is knowing exactly what lies beneath the surface at a site. This case study demonstrates a common use of GPR: GPR for buried utility locating Introduction Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) use radio waves to non-destructively...

Subsurface Utility Mapping | Ground Penetrating Radar

GPR grid survey was conducted on a busy intersection in New York City. The survey successfully located and differentiated between a PVC natural gas main and an underlying cast iron water line. GPR can be a powerful tool for mapping the location and depth...

Underground Utility Locating

A key part of project planning is knowing exactly what lies beneath the surface at a site. This case study demonstrates a common use of GPR. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) use radio waves to non-destructively locate objects and subsurface structures in...

Nulca-accredited Training & Webinars

Training Courses

Throughout the year, Sensors & Software Inc. offers instructional courses on our innovative subsurface imaging systems. Learn how to locate underground utilities, scan concrete for inspection or locating rebar, conduits or voids, and use GPR for Archaeological research or other geophysical applications

Free Webinars

Sensors & Software is committed to advancing the skill level of all GPR users. We regularly present live webinars on relevant GPR topics including GPR data interpretation and processing. Webinars are recorded and available below. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive invitations to upcoming webinars.

Utility Locating GPR Systems

LMX100™ Utility Locator

As one of the most affordable GPR utility locating tools in the market today, the LMX100™ completes the locator’s toolbox, offering a more complete picture of the underground infrastructure. With a simple, easy-to-use interface it also offers the perfect balance of depth penetration and high resolution for accurate locating.

LMX200™ Utility Locator

LMX200™ is the Premier Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Locating Tool in the market today.

EKKO_PROJECT™ PC software

Data exported from LMX200™ Enhanced uses the EKKO_Project™ PC Software for Data Management, Display, Archiving and Reporting.

Sensors & Software Inc. | Global Leaders for 30 years.

Sensors & Software manufactures instrumentation, including ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems, to deliver subsurface imaging solutions to customers worldwide. Understanding what lies beneath the surface of materials like soil, rock, rubble, pavement, concrete, water, ice, and snow open endless possibilities. Our subsurface imaging solutions empower informed decision-making. The combination of our diverse expertise, years of experience, world-leading products, and responsive services enables the delivery of practical and effective solutions that meet the needs of our customers. In a deeply specialized scientific and technical field, the focus is always to make complex challenges faced by our customers simpler and easier to tackle by using the most advanced instrumentation and integrated software.

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