Ground-Penetrating Radar Systems for Location of Underground Utilities


GPR Utility Locating Services

GPR Utility Locating Services In Virginia

Our GPR systems can identify the location of underground utilities – both metallic and
non-metallic. Ground penetrating radar “sees” shadows in the ground. So GPR may be an option to identifying the location of underground utilities, both metallic and non-metallic.

This all depends on the ground conditions; not all soils are conducive to GPR.
The GPR is used when the industry standard radio frequency (RF) locators are not locating a known target. For example, a plastic water line without a tracer wire cannot be energized to send a signal for an RF locator. GPR may work in this case. 

Sometimes it’s a just a good practice to scan the scope of work area with the GPR to see if
any other anomalies are found.

The GPR transmits a signal/radio-waves down into the ground. As the signal travels through the ground, if the signal hits or bounces off an object, the signal bounces back up and is reflected on a screen for the technician to see the found anomaly/target. The tech will then mark the location on the

We use the Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI)  ground penetrating radar systems for both concrete scanning and underground utility location. We figure if this equipment is good enough for NASA to put it on the MARS Rover, then it will work for us!

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Our GPR systems can quickly identify and mark the location and depth of service utilities – both metallic and non-metallic:

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Areas We serve

  • Arlington County
  • Clark County
  • Culpeper County
  • Fairfax County
  • Fauquier County
  • King George County
  • Loudoun County
  • Page County
  • Prince William County
  • Rappahannock County
  • Shenandoah County
  • Spotsylvania County
  • Stafford County
  • Warren County
  • Allegany County
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Calvert County
  • Caroline County
  • Carroll County
  • Charles County
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County
  • St. Mary’s County
  • Washington County
  • Adams Morgan
  • Anacostia
  • Brookland
  • Capitol Hill
  • Capitol Riverfront
  • Columbia Heights
  • Congress Heights
  • Downtown
  • Dupont Circle
  • Foggy Bottom
  • Georgetown
  • H Street NE
  • Ivy City
  • Logan Circle
  • Mt Vernon Square
  • National Mall
  • NoMa
  • Penn Quarter & Chinatown
  • Petworth
  • Shaw
  • Southwest & The Wharf
  • U Street
  • Upper Northwest
  • Woodley Park

This is not an exhaustive list. Our technicians have travelled all over Virginia & Maryland. We have also worked in West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and Colorado. If you would like to inquiry about our services at your location, complete this brief form.